Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Eczema in the Allergy Practice
Credit claiming opens on September 13 at 12pm and will be available through June 30, 2016. Requests for credit after this date will be subject to an administrative fee.
Contact dermatitis affects an estimated 20% of the U.S. population, and more of these patients are seeking care from allergist/immunologists. Effective, accurate diagnosis is essential for these patients to ensure optimal care - so proficiency in the application of patch testing and interpretation of the results are essential skills for the allergist/immunologist.
This live course, taking place September 12 and 13, 2015 in Arlington, VA includes an overview of allergic contact dermatitis, its pathophysiology, and the clinical evaluation of a patient suspected of allergic contact dermatitis. It will focus on differential diagnosis (including irritant dermatitis) and specific clinical clues provided by anatomic presentation of a rash as highlighted in Contact Dermatitis: A Practice Parameter Update 2012. Clinical skills training on patch testing will also be included, such as when to patch test, what to patch test with and how to interpret the clinical relevance of patch testing results.
AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM: 11.25
CE Contact Hours: 11.25
Supported through in-kind contributions from SmartPractice and Dormer Laboratories.
Allied healthcare providers working in allergy practices (nurses, NP's, PA's)
- Recognize appropriate patient selection and clinical evaluation of a patient suspected of allergic contact dermatitis and other eczemas
- Describe appropriate and effective patch testing methods for the diagnosis and management of allergic and irritant contact dermatitis
- Determine and discuss clinical relevance of patch test reactions
- Apply appropriate patch testing technique in simulated patient encounters
- Recognize the manifestations and differential diagnosis of eczema and pruritus including to drug eruptions, mycosis fungoides, immune deficiency and their possible workup and differentiating factors in eczema
- Discuss use of a practical approach for the diagnosis and treatment of difficult to control AD including topical corticosteroid, calcineurin inhibitors, supportive care such as wet wraps, bleach baths, proactive treatment, Vitamin D.
Luz S. Fonacier, MD FAAAAI
Mark Boguniewicz, MD FAAAAI
Alison Ehrlich, MD
David A. Khan, MD FAAAAI
Brian S. Kim, MD
James G. Marks, MD
Michael P. Sheehan, MD
Robert Silverman, MD
James S. Taylor, MD
Matthew Zirwas, MD
- 11.25 AttendanceAttendance credit.
- 11.25 CECE credit.
- 11.25 CMECME credit.
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