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F097 - Environmental Dermatology- Skin Diseases Acquired by Exposures on Land, Sea, and Air

Sunday, March 3; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify the plants, arthropods and freshwater and marine organisms discussed and recognize the cutaneous manifestations associated with the exposures reviewed.
  • Select the most appropriate therapy and/or preventative measures for the various plant/arthropod/water-borne exposures presented.
  • Discuss the safety and effectiveness of insect repellents and adjunct measures to prevent hazardous arthropod exposures.


The skin can be a target of attack from flying insects, plants and arthropods on the ground and organisms in freshwater and marine environments. As individuals continue to lead active lifestyles and travel globally, it is essential for dermatologists to maintain their expertise in these skin disorders in order to provide our patients with up-to-date information regarding prevention, prompt recognition, and appropriate treatment of skin diseases obtained from environmental exposures. The forum will review skin diseases resulting from a wide variety of arthropod and plant exposures and well as those from organisms found in fresh- and saltwater environments.


  • Chen, Amy Yuntzu-Yen, MD: UpToDate, Inc – O(H);
  • Trevino, Julian J., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Event Details
  • Date
    Sunday, March 3
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location
    Salon H
  • CME Credits
  • Type