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

Course description

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 

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

Luz S. Fonacier, MD, FACAAI

Peter A. Lio, MD

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
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