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Venue Location
Venue Location

The Animal Medical Center

510 East 62nd Street
6th Floor Seminar Room
New York

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Organizer
Organizer
Contact Person: Lynne Freeman Gassem
New Insights for Managing Persistent Skin Problems
New Insights for Managing Persistent Skin Problems
AMC Partners In Practice Seminar - Better Medicine Through Continuing Education
AMC Partners In Practice Seminar - Better Medicine Through Continuing Education
  • 8:30 AM - 9 AM

    Breakfast & Registration

    Breakfast & Registration

    9 AM - 10 AM

    What's new in allergic dermatitis that is clinically relevant?

    What's new in allergic dermatitis that is clinically relevant?

    a. Teaching objectives:• Understand the new definition of atopic dermatitis – is it inhalant?• The cycle of itch has evolved and is not what we thought 10 years ago – mast cells and IgE have been replaced by cytokines and chemokines• Immune dysregulation in the skin in allergic dermatitis – T cells are the key players in allergic dermatitis.• How do skin barrier defects and the skin microbiome potentiate allergic dermatitisb. What participants will learn:• How we categorize allergic de...
    a. Teaching objectives:

    • Understand the new definition of atopic dermatitis – is it inhalant?

    • The cycle of itch has evolved and is not what we thought 10 years ago – mast cells and IgE have been replaced by cytokines and chemokines

    • Immune dysregulation in the skin in allergic dermatitis – T cells are the key players in allergic dermatitis.

    • How do skin barrier defects and the skin microbiome potentiate allergic dermatitis

    b. What participants will learn:

    • How we categorize allergic dermatoses will impact our diagnostic and therapeutic approach

    • A new understanding of itch opens up new targets for therapy – how this helps each patient

    • How to correct the abnormal immune responses with targeted therapies

    • Barrier repair – what can you expect and does it work?
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    10 AM - 11 AM

    The diagnostic workup of the itchy dog - what am I missing?

    The diagnostic workup of the itchy dog - what am I missing?

    a. Teaching objectives:• Understand the main causes of itch in dogs – sorting through the many possibilities, keeping your eye on the very common• How to prioritize the workup so that the dog is comfortable and we achieve a diagnostic workup – understanding how a workup is not an option• Being grounded in a logical approach provides the best opportunity for determining the factors contributing to itch in each patient – taking care of common and manageable conditions first• Parasite contr...
    a. Teaching objectives:

    • Understand the main causes of itch in dogs – sorting through the many possibilities, keeping your eye on the very common

    • How to prioritize the workup so that the dog is comfortable and we achieve a diagnostic workup – understanding how a workup is not an option

    • Being grounded in a logical approach provides the best opportunity for determining the factors contributing to itch in each patient – taking care of common and manageable conditions first

    • Parasite control, resolution of infections and food trials are crucial elements in the workup

    b. What participants will learn:

    • Diagnosis begins with relief – how to provide itch relief that does not get in the way of a workup

    • Prioritization of differential diagnoses based on pattern recognition and a thorough history

    • Parasites like fleas and Sarcoptes remain significant causes of itch – how not to miss these easy fixes

    • Food trials – key tips to get more owners to complete them
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    11 AM - 12 PM

    The atopic dog-finding long-term solutions

    The atopic dog-finding long-term solutions

    a. Teaching objectives:• Atopic dermatitis is a forever disease and no cure is possible• Setting correct expectations for owners to prevent disappointment• There are several effective therapies – which is right for each patientb. What participants will learn:• What to communicate with owners to partner with them for the best possible outcomes• Finding an anchor treatment first and then layer on supplemental therapies• Being prepared for and managing the inevitable flares that will o...
    a. Teaching objectives:

    • Atopic dermatitis is a forever disease and no cure is possible

    • Setting correct expectations for owners to prevent disappointment

    • There are several effective therapies – which is right for each patient

    b. What participants will learn:

    • What to communicate with owners to partner with them for the best possible outcomes

    • Finding an anchor treatment first and then layer on supplemental therapies

    • Being prepared for and managing the inevitable flares that will occur.
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    12 PM - 1 PM

    Lunch Break

    Lunch Break

    1 PM - 2 PM

    Management of stephylococcal pyoderma - a case based approach

    Management of stephylococcal pyoderma - a case based approach

    a. Teaching objectives:• How to recognize the differences between surface, superficial and deep pyoderma• Becoming familiar with the different techniques used for cytological assessment of infection of the skin• Becoming familiar with different techniques for skin bacterial culture• Decision-making for pyoderma and the importance of both topical and systemic antimicrobialsb. What participants will learn:• When and how to do skin cytology and how to interpret the results?• When and ho...
    a. Teaching objectives:

    • How to recognize the differences between surface, superficial and deep pyoderma

    • Becoming familiar with the different techniques used for cytological assessment of infection of the skin

    • Becoming familiar with different techniques for skin bacterial culture

    • Decision-making for pyoderma and the importance of both topical and systemic antimicrobials

    b. What participants will learn:

    • When and how to do skin cytology and how to interpret the results?

    • When and how to perform a bacterial culture of the skin and how to interpret results?

    • Insights for bathing and use of topical antimicrobials

    • Which antibiotics have the best evidence for efficacy in pyoderma and how long should you be treating?
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    2 PM - 3 PM

    Scary, funky skin disease

    Scary, funky skin disease

    a. Teaching objectives:• There are unusual and visually frightening patients with skin disease.• Understand the principles of pattern recognition• How routine bedside diagnostics are still critical in every derm patientb. What participants will learn:• Latest insights for the diagnosis and management of less common skin problems like papilloma and vasculopathies• Demodicosis in cats is different from the disease in dogs – clinical clues and management• Pseudomonal pyoderma in dogs – ...
    a. Teaching objectives:

    • There are unusual and visually frightening patients with skin disease.

    • Understand the principles of pattern recognition

    • How routine bedside diagnostics are still critical in every derm patient

    b. What participants will learn:

    • Latest insights for the diagnosis and management of less common skin problems like papilloma and vasculopathies

    • Demodicosis in cats is different from the disease in dogs – clinical clues and management

    • Pseudomonal pyoderma in dogs – totally different from staphylococcal pyoderma, and curable
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Speakers
Speakers
  • Andrew Hillier, BVSc, MACVSc, DACVD (Veterinary Dermatologist at Zoetis)

    Andrew Hillier, BVSc, MACVSc, DACVD

    Veterinary Dermatologist at Zoetis

Sponsors and Partners
Sponsors and Partners