11 - 13 Apr 2019

Itch

This 3-day course is organized in cooperation with the International Forum for the Study of Itch.

The aim of the itch course is to provide the newest data on the pathogenesis, classification, clinical manifestation, diagnostics and therapy of this bothersome and difficult to treat symptom. The lectures will be delivered by the leaders in the field of pruritus research.

The lectures will be interspersed with interactive workshops and case presentations demonstrated by both the lecturers and course participants. After the course, participants should be able to recognize different pruritus types, propose diagnostic workflow for itchy patients and effectively treat the most common forms of pruritus.

The course will finish with the discussion on difficult patients providing relevant clues for unique patients with itch.

Where

Brussels, Belgium

Terms

EADV Resident courses are for dermatology and venereology residents (both EADV members and non EADV members).

Selected candidates will receive free registration and the educational material which was presented during the course. EADV also offers accommodation, catering and a social event during the course.

EADV members will benefit from an educational grant, to be eligible for the grant annual membership dues must be settled one month prior to the course.

The selection of candidates is made based on CVs, year of residency and the amount of courses previously attended.

The registration deadline will close at 23h59 (GMT+1) the day before the registration deadline (ex: registration deadline 31 January 2019 – the registrations will close on 30 January 2019 at 23h59).

Programme

Thursday 11 April 2019

  • 14:00 / 14:30 Presentation of participants and teachers   -   Prof J. Szepietowski + All
  • 14:30 / 14:40 Introduction: Presentation of the International Forum for the Study of itch   -   Prof J. Szepietowski + All
  • 14:40 / 15:00 Definition of itch   -   Prof S. Ständer
  • 15:00 / 15:30 Review of the neuro-immunology of itch   -   Prof S. Ständer
  • 15:30 / 16:00 Coffee Break
  • 16:00 / 17:00 Classification of itch   -   Prof J. Szepietowski
  • 17:00 / 18:00 Epidemiology of itch   -   Prof E. Weisshaar

Friday 12 April 2019

  • 09:00 / 10:30 Measurement and Diagnostics of pruritus   -   Prof A. Reich
  • 10:30 / 11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 / 12:00 Dermatological itch   -   Prof J. Szepietowski & Prof A. Reich
  • 12:00 / 13:00 Systemic itch   -   E. Weisshaar, J. Szepietowski & L. Misery
  • 13:00 / 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 / 16:00 Case presentations by participants in 4-5 group   -   All
  • 16:00 / 16:30 Coffee Break
  • 16:30 / 17:30 Neurologic itch   -   Prof S. Ständer
  • 17:30 / 18:30 Psychogenic itch   -   Prof L. Misery
  • 19:30 / 21:00 Social Event   -   All

Saturday 13 April 2019

  • 09:00 / 10:00 Drug-induced pruritus   -   Prof A. Reich & Prof J. Szepietowski
  • 10:00 / 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:30 / 11:30 Itch and psyche/quality of life   -   Prof J. Szepietowski
  • 11:30 / 13:00 Therapy of itch   -   Prof E. Weisshaar
  • 13:00 / 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 / 15:00 Difficult cases   -   Prof S. Ständer & Prof L. Misery
  • 15:00 / 15:30 Evaluation and final remarks   -   Prof J. Szepietowski
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