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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.

Subject:

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

Description:
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.