7:30 am – 8:30 am
CASES OF THE YEAR: PART II
9:00 am – 10:30 am
COURSE 3: New Insights into Skin Tumors in Children
Jennifer Huang, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Rudolf Happle, University of Freiburg, Germany (chairs)
This course will focus on recent advancements in our understanding of various skin tumors and tumor syndromes in children. New insights into the genetic basis of these diseases will be discussed, with topics including malignant transformation of congenital nevi, diseases involving the RAS-MAP kinase signaling pathway, and photosensitivity disorders affecting DNA repair. This course will also delve into more debated topics including the diagnosis of pediatric cutaneous T cell lymphoma and the approach to management of Spitz nevi in children. Lastly, this course will include a case based talk that will highlight clinical pearls of diagnosing and managing skin tumors in children.
SYMPOSIA 13: Acne and Acneiform Eruptions
Sarah Chamlin, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, USA
Talia Kakourou, Athens University, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, Greece (chairs)
Acne vulgaris is a polymorphic inflammatory dermatosis originating from the pilosebaceous unit. Although it most commonly affects adolescents, it can develop at any age including in childhood. In this session, first, a practical approach to the evaluation and management of childhood acne will be provided. Second, some of the molecular mechanisms by which hormones may influence inflammation and wound healing in acne will be covered and the most significant endocrine abnormalities associated with acne will be discussed including polycystic ovary syndrome, late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and metabolic syndrome. Third, a differentiation of acne from other acneiform eruptions including acne rosacea and periorificial dermatitis will be presented. Finally, the role of diet in acne and the management of the most severe and recalcitrant cases of acne will be reviewed.
SYMPOSIA 14: How to Differentiate Between Self-Healing and Severe Skin Conditions in Neonates
Erin Mathes, University of California San Francisco, USA
Pierre Vabres, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Dijon, France (chairs)
Neonatal dermatology is one of the most challenging fields in pediatric dermatology. The approach to diagnosis and management of skin conditions in the neonate requires knowledge of the normal neonatal skin as well as specific clinical diagnostic skills and sometimes advanced knowledge in the use of the newest molecular or imaging techniques. Some conditions are unique to the newborn (transient skin rash, embryonic tumors, early-onset genodermatoses), whereas more common conditions may have a peculiar clinical presentation in the neonate. Here will be presented the approach to the diagnosis and management of transient dermatoses of the newborn, clues to the diagnosis of genodermatoses and skin tumors in the neonatal period, with updates on diagnostic techniques and current concepts. All presentations will be based on illustrative clinical situations and will include diagnostic algorithms and pivotal clues to practical management.
SYMPOSIA 15: Hair Disorders
Leslie Castelo-Soccio, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany (chairs)
The problems of hair loss in pediatric patients cause significant anxiety for physicians, patients and their families. This symposium will provide a comprehensive review of the approach to diagnosis, work-up and managment of hair loss in children which includes partnership with families and community resources. This symposium will also provide an update on therapeutic options for children with alopecia areata and other forms of hair loss including hair shaft disorders.
10:30 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
COURSE 3: New Insights into Children with Tumors – continued
SYMPOSIA 16: Nutritional Disorders/Metabolic Errors
Megha Tollefson, Mayo Clinic, USA
Carola Duran-McKinster, Instituto Nacional de Pediatria de Mexico, Mexico (chairs)
Nutritional and metabolic disorders are complex medical diseases that often present in childhood. In this session, attendees will learn about the dermatologic manifestations of these conditions, thus arming them with the tools needed in reconizing and diagnosing these rare but serious conditions. The role of diet will also be reviewed. In addition attendees will learn about ectopic calcification with a focus on skin manifestations.
SYMPOSIA 17: Pediatric Papulosquamous Disorders
Kimberly Horii, Children's Mercy- Kansas City, USA
John Harper, University College London/Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK (chairs)
Papulosquamous disorders encompass a variety of diagnoses that usually present with papules and/or plaques with scale. Some of these entities occur commonly in the pediatric population, while others are rarely seen in children. Several papulosquamous disorders (aside from psoriasis) that can present in children will be covered in this symposium including pityriasis lichenoides spectrum, pityriasis rosea, pityriasis rubra pilaris, and several lichenoid dermatoses including lichen planus, lichen nitidus, and lichen striatus. For each diagnoses the epidemiology, etiology, clinical presentation, histologic findings, differential diagnosis, associated genetic mutation (if applicable), recommended workup, and up to date therapeutic options will be discussed.
SYMPOSIA 18: Pediatric Mastocytosis
Jeffrey Sugarman, University of California San Francisco, USA
Dirk Van Gysel, University of Leuven, Belgium (chairs)
New classification of monoclonal mast cell disorders will be presented and a simple classification of childhood mastocytosis with meaningful prognostic and categorization value will be reviewed. Appropriate monitoring and rationale for long term follow up will be discussed.
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Satellite Symposia & Lunch on Own
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
COURSE 4: Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations: From Experience to Evidence
Maria Garzon, Columbia University, USA
Christine Bodemer, Neckar Enfants Malades Hospital, France (chairs)
Over the last several years there has been an explosion of knowledge relating to vascular anomalies. With this increase in knowledge there has been a movement to develop evidenced-based, consensus derived approaches to diagnosis and management. Challenges remain as this field encompasses a wide spectrum of disorders and clinical acumen is required to lead management. Accurate diagnosis remains the foundation for management of vascular anomalies. Dermatologists are especially qualified to recognize the differences among different types of vascular anomalies and direct care. Recognition of these features may lead to modifications in care and have a significant impact on patient outcomes. This course will focus on information that has a direct impact on the care of children with vascular anomalies. We will utilize the updated biologic classification to assist participants in honing their diagnostic skills. The emerging role of various medical therapies for the management of vascular anomalies will be reviewed.
SYMPOSIA 19: Tropical Cutaneous Infections
Bernard Cohen, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Mark Koh, KK Women's & Children's Hospital, Singapore (chairs)
Cutaneous infections are common in the tropics, occurring in both children and adults. Some of these infections also commonly occur in other parts of the world e.g. impetigo and cellulitis. However, certain cutaneous infections are more common in the tropics e.g. cutaneous melioidosis. These infections can range from mild and self-limiting (e.g. bullous impetigo) to chronic conditions (e.g. atypical mycobacterial infections) with subsequent morbidity and mortality (e.g. leprosy, cutaneous tuberculosis). Cutaneous signs may also be a clue to a more severe, systemic infection. Examples of tropical infections that may exhibit cutaneous signs include dengue hemorrhagic fever and malaria. This session aims to discuss common cutaneous infections seen in children in the tropics and to discuss the evaluation and treatment of these conditions. It also aims to discuss systemic infections that exhibit cutaneous signs.
SYMPOSIA 20: Infestations, Bites & Stings
Brian Green, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, USA
Olivier Chosidow, Hôpital Henri Mondor and University Paris-est, France (chairs)
This session will begin with an assessment of the burden associated with infestations, bites and stings in resource-poor countries. Then treatment of scabies and head lice, quite prevalent parasitic skin diseases, will be discussed, including the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Other parasitic skin diseases prevalent in children living in tropical countries such as tungiasis or loxocelism will be described. The management of patients with urticaria and other rashes from infestations, bites, and stings will be detailed. A Q&A time with active participation of the audience will end the session.
SYMPOSIA 21: Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Children: From Suspicion to Diagnosis and Recommendations
Catalina Matiz, University of California, San Diego & Rady Children's Hospital, USA
Flora de Waard-van der Spek, Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland Hospital, Rotterdam/Schiedam, Netherlands (chairs)
Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in children appears to be on the increase, and contact sensitization may already begin in infancy. Patch testing is the gold standard diagnostic test in adults. The variety of clinical manifestations and allergens causing ACD in children, combined with the absence of the methodology, may lead to wrong interpretation and incorrect treatment. It is of great importance that children are patch-tested using a standardized protocol. ACD in young children is not rare, and should always be considered when children with recalcitrant eczema are encountered. Children should be patch-tested with a selection of allergens having the highest proportion of positive, relevant patch test reactions. We will propose a practical guide to help standardize patch test methodology that may be used for future research in the field.
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
COURSE 4: Hemangiomas and Fast-flow Vascular Anomalies: From Experience to Evidence - continued
SYMPOSIA 22: Exanthems - Typical, Infectious, and Mimics
Wynnis Tom, Rady Children's Hospital/UCSD, USA
Carlo Gelmetti, University of Milan, Italy (chairs)
Exanthems are diffuse cutaneous eruptions often accompanied by systemic symptoms such as fever, malaise, and headache. This symposium will discuss the spectrum of etiologies, providing a morphological approach to their differentiation and presenting the latest information regarding diagnosis and management. Viruses, in particular, are a major cause for exanthems in small children, while drugs should also be considered in older children and adolescents. Increased globalization and travel has led to exposure to new infectious agents and to the resurgence of old foes. The session will also highlight other pediatric disorders that involve fever and a diffuse rash.
SYMPOSIA 23: What's New in Pediatric Dermatologic Surgery and Laser?
Harper Price, Phoenix Children's Hosptial, USA
Linda DeRaeve, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Belgium (chairs)
Surgery and lasers are important modalities for treating a broad set of pediatric skin conditions. Both simple and complex surgical procedures are an important part of our diagnostic and treatment armamentarium in pediatric dermatology. This session will review key elements of the perioperative evaluation and postoperative complications in procedural pediatric dermatology and ways to optimize outcomes, as well the indications and practical use of laser devices and excisional surgery both in the clinic and operating room setting. Surgical pearls and practical tips will be communicated throughout each lecture by highly experienced pediatric dermatologic surgeons. This session is ideal for general dermatologists and pediatric dermatologists as well as other medical specialists with an interest in cutaneous procedures in children.
SYMPOSIA 24: Pediatric Nail Disorders
Jane Sanders Bellet, Duke University School of Medicine, USA
Bianca Maria Piraccini, University of Bologna, Italy (chairs)
This session will address the diagnosis and management of both common and uncommon nail problems through cases from the files of world experts in nail disease. Practical tips on management of a wide range of medical and surgical nail problems will be provided. The most common nail diseases of children will be discussed, including inflammatory, infectious and neoplastic conditions. The surgical procedures that permit diagnosis and allow differentiation from other nail diseases will be detailed.
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Formal Poster Session 2
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ticket Required - purchase when registering for the Congress
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