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IEC at AAD 2020 – Denver, CO, USA

March 19, 2020

Hand Eczema

At AAD 2020 | March 19, 2020
12:00-4:30 pm MDT
Le Méridien Denver Downtown | Grove Ballroom
1475 California St.
Denver, CO 80202

This symposium will take place immediately prior to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Meeting in Denver, CO, USA.


  • Robert Bissonnette, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Tove Agner, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • David Cohen, New York, NY, USA
  • Jacob Thyssen, Copenhagen, Denmark


  • Review the epidemiology, etiologies and clinical subtypes of chronic hand eczema (CHE)
  • Discuss the essentials of an effective CHE clinic
  • Provide insights on allergic contact hand eczema
  • Understand the tools available to measure CHE severity
  • Discuss current and future therapeutic options


12:00–12:15 pm Lunch

12:15–12:20 pm Welcome
Emma Guttman, New York, NY, USA

12:20–12:25 pm Program Overview
Robert Bissonnette, Montreal, QC, Canada

12:25–12:55 pm Epidemiology, etiology and classification
Jacob Thyssen, Copenhagen, Denmark

12:55 pm–1:25 pm How to run a hand eczema clinic
Tove Agner, Copenhagen, Denmark

1:25–1:50 pm Allergic contact hand eczema
David Cohen, New York, NY, USA

1:50–2:05 pm Break

2:05–2:30 pm Tools to measure severity of CHE
Robert Bissonnette, Montreal, QC, CA

2:30–2:55 pm Current therapeutic strategies, phototherapy and systemic therapy
Jonathan Silverberg, Washington, DC, USA

2:55–3:35 pm Experimental topical and systemic treatments in clinical trials
Emma Guttman, New York, NY, USA

3:35–4:00 pm Panel Discussion
All faculty

4:00–4:15 pm Closing Comments


March 19, 2020