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Session Information

FOC U038 - Immigrant and Refugee Care in Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Sunday, March 23

CME Credits: 1.00

Location: Room 605

Time: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Director: Casey Anderson Carlos, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout

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

  • Identify common dermatological and comorbid conditions in the immigrant and refugee communities
  • Recognize legal and societal issues that may be barriers to dermatological care in these populations
  • Discuss ways to become involved in immigrant/refugee care in your community

Description:
This session is intended for the practitioner looking to improve the care of refugee/immigrant patients or become involved in the care of these patients. Common dermatologic conditions, based on region of origin, will be reviewed. Comorbid conditions, including chronic hepatitis B, tuberculosis, and human immunodeficiency virus, that have significant implications for planning therapy will be highlighted. We will explore legal and societal barriers to dermatologic care for these populations and ways to improve care for these patients in your local community.