An Update in the Diagnosis and Management of Juvenile Dermatomyositis

Session Type: ARHP Concurrent Sessions
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
W474b (McCormick Place West)
Pediatrics  SessionSelect

Session Overview:
The session will give an overview of diagnosis, and the medical and physical management of juvenile dermatomyositis and focus on the assessment tools that have been developed for monitoring the disease, as well as the outcomes of medical and physical treatments.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • assess and diagnose juvenile dermatomyositis
  • explain  the core outcome criteria that are being developed for monitoring juvenile dermatomyositis
  • review of the latest approaches in medical management of juvenile dermatomyositis in children
  • explain the physical management and the effectiveness of exercise in the management of juvenile dermatomyositis

Moderators: Clarissa Pilkington, MBBS.BSc, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Susan Maillard, MSc, Great Ormond Street Hospital
7:30 AM
Diagnosis and Assessment of Juvenile Dermatomyositis
Angelo Ravelli, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy
7:55 AM
Medical Management of Juvenile Dermatomyositis
Clarissa Pilkington, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom
8:15 AM
Physical Management of Juvenile Dermatomyositis
Ellie Haggart, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom
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