W19 Living With an Itch: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment (MOC)

You can earn up to 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). This activity has also been designated by the ABAI for 2.0 MOC Part II Self-Assessment credits. Cost: $40 $20 for College Members, $60 $30 for non-members.

This presentation will include discussion of the causes of pruritus with and without a rash and systemic diseases that need to be considered; and the use of systemic agents, phototherapy, "alternative" and "natural" medications in itch.


Release Date: 12/15/2015
Expiration Date: 12/14/2018


The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Learning Objectives

• Discuss the causes of pruritus, with (including atopic dermatitis) or without a rash and the workup to seek underlying diseases; and recognize that pruritus has numerous pathways and available therapies to address itch in patients with both idiopathic pruritus and pruritus secondary to another disease 

Additional information

Luz S. Fonacier, MD, FACAAI -- Speaker: Baxter; Supported/Contracted Research: Baxter, Genentech, Merck

Peter A. Lio, MD -- Consultant/Advisor: Anacor, Galderma, Johnson & Johnson, Pierre Fabre, Valeant 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Attendance
  • 2.00 MOC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Luz S. Fonacier, MD, FACAAI

Peter A. Lio, MD

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Attendance
  • 2.00 MOC


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