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FOC U013 - From the Dermatology-Rheumatology Clinic: Practical Tips & Advances in Management

Ticket required for admission, no tuition fee. Ticket holds seat for only 15 minutes after the official start time.


Date: Friday, August 17

CME Credits: 1.00

Location: Room 208

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Director: Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify clues on cutaneous exam for autoimmune connective tissue diseases
  • Recognize the unique considerations for managing patients with amyopathic dermatomyositis
  • Describe existing and emerging ideas in therapy for cutaneous disease

This session will focus on providing tips to recognize both the classic as well as the less common cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune connective tissue diseases, with a particular emphasis on cutaneous lupus and dermatomyositis. The unique aspects of management of patients with amyopathic dermatomyositis will be highlighted. Advanced management of cutaneous autoimmune disease will be emphasized, including a detailed review of existing and emerging therapeutic options for refractory skin disease.