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Session Information

FOC U027 - Leprosy

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


Date: Saturday, August 18

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 208

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Director: Maria Teresa Ochoa, MD

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

  • Recognize the different clinical presentations of Hansen’s disease
  • Evaluate and treat Hansen’s disease and reactions
  • Discuss prevention of disability

This session will focus in the early recognition and treatment of Hansen’s disease. Attendees will learn about new findings in the pathogenesis of the disease, current treatment protocols and management of leprosy reactions. Because 30% of newly diagnosed patients with Hansen’s disease have nerve damage and can develop disabilities, an emphasis on the prevention of disabilities will be discussed.