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Course: Principles of Diagnosis: Variants of Psoriasis and Their Psychological Impact
Principles of Diagnosis: Variants of Psoriasis and Their Psychological Impact
George Han, MD PhD

Description:

Psoriasis has several variants, and a careful exam is essential when assessing psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, genital psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and sebopsoriasis will be discussed along with their clinical mimickers. The psychological and quality of life impact of these variants will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will describe the clinical presentation of variants of psoriasis as well as the clinical presentation in different skin types.
  • Participants will discuss the psychological and quality of life impact of clinical variants.
  • Participants will differentiate psoriasis from other skin conditions such as eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, sebopsoriasis, contact dermatitis, tinea, Intertrigo, and mycosis fungoides.

Faculty

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George Han
MD PhD

Dr. George Han an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra / Northwell where he leads efforts in clinical research and teledermatology. He is the current Vice President of the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, a member of the board of directors of the New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, a member of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, and an Associate of the International Eczema Council.

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Editors

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Jason Hawkes
MD MS

Dr. Hawkes is a board-certified dermatologist in the greater Sacramento area. He completed his medical school and residency at the University of Utah. During medical school, he completed a fellowship in translational immunology in the NIH-HHMI Research Scholars Program. He also received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Investigation from Rockefeller University, where he was Chief Clinical Scholar and Principal and sub-Investigator on multiple human research protocols in the Laboratory for Investigative Dermatology. He has held academic appointments in the Departments of Dermatology at the University of Utah, University of California-Davis, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Hawkes is a current Councilor in the International Psoriasis Council and serves on the NPF Medical Board and Scientific Advisory Committee. He also serves as the official delegate of the AAD as a member of the international guidelines and workgroup committee for urticaria. His research has been funded by the NIH, NSF, NPF, and Dermatology Foundation, and he is the recipient of several teaching awards including NPF Outstanding Educator in Psoriatic Disease and Exceptional Teacher of the Year in the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai. His primary clinical and research interests include novel immune therapies for inflammatory conditions like psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, HS, alopecia areata, vitiligo, and urticaria.

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