U038 - CANCELLED: Vaccines in Dermatology
Saturday, March 2; 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Outline current recommendations for vaccination in immunocompetent and immunocompromised (including iatrogenically immunocompromised) adult and pediatric dermatology patients.
- Summarize the current evidence supporting the use of vaccines for dermatologic indications (e.g., HPV, VZV).
- Discuss future directions for vaccines in dermatology.
While primary care providers have historically borne the responsibility for vaccination, vaccines are directly relevant to dermatologists for a variety of reasons. Many of the currently available vaccines are for diseases with predominant or prominent cutaneous signs and symptoms. Moreover, as dermatologists often iatrogenically immunosuppress patients in treating inflammatory or autoimmune dermatoses, an awareness of recommendations for vaccination in these patients is increasingly important. This session is intended to serve as a concise, evidence-based summary of the subject of vaccination as it relates to the field of dermatology.