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FRM F092 - Challenging Adult and Pediatric Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease Cases: Pearls for Diagnosis and Management

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room B210/211

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, FAAD

Speakers:

  • Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD, FAAD
  • Alisa Femia, MD, FAAD
  • Christina Lam, MD, FAAD
  • Henry B. Townsend, MD

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

  • Identify and diagnose classic and atypical presentations of cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune connective tissue diseases in both adults and children.
  • Select management options for skin involvement in complex connective tissue diseases based on the best available evidence from the literature.

Description:
Using clinical cases, classic and atypical presentations of cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune connective tissue diseases will be emphasized. This session will offer practical tips for diagnosis, appropriate evaluation, and advanced therapeutic management of both adult and pediatric patients with connective tissue diseases affecting the skin. Audience self-assessment will be encouraged through image review, and a case-based approach will be utilized to highlight relevance for the dermatology trainee or experienced clinician. Cases discussed will include those focusing on dermatomyositis, cutaneous lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, systemic sclerosis, and morphea, amongst others.

Schedule:

Sunday, March 03
3:30 PMIntroduction / Dr. Vleugels
3:35 PMChallenging Adult Connective Tissue Disease Cases / Dr. Lam
3:55 PMChallenging Pediatric Connective Tissue Disease Cases / Dr. Brandling-Bennett
4:15 PMChallenging Cases from a Rheumatologist's Perspective / Dr. Townsend
4:35 PMChallenging Connective Tissue Disease Cases / Dr. Femia
4:55 PMChallenging Connective Tissue Disease Cases / Dr. Vleugels
5:15 PMQuestions & Answers / All faculty