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Session Information

FRM F080 - Autoimmune Blistering Disorders

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room A101/102

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Neil J. Korman, MD, PhD, FAAD

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

  • 1. Describe the clinical features that aid in diagnosis of pemphigus, bullous and mucous membrane pemphigoid.
  • 2. Analyze the limited evidence based medicine available to treat these conditions.
  • 3. Evaluate the practical therapeutic approaches that are utilized to treat the autoimmune blistering diseases.

Description:
This session will present the latest information on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid and mucous membrane pemphigoid. Attendees will learn about the relatively limited but latest evidence available supporting the use of different therapeutic approaches. After discussing the evidence, we will then discuss a practical approach to the treatment of patients with autoimmune blistering diseases including appropriate screening and follow up laboratory studies.