Webinar Series 2018
Topic: Dermatology/Skin Involvement in Vasculitis and the ARAMIS Study
Guest Speaker: Robert G. Micheletti, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Dr. Robert Micheletti is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a dermatologist-internist and his clinical and research focus is on complex medical dermatology conditions, including vasculitis and inpatient consultative dermatology. He is also the co-principal investigator for two Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC) pilot projects, including ARAMIS, a randomized multi-center research study.
Dr. Micheletti will discuss the impact of vasculitis on patients and treatment options. He will also discuss ARAMIS, which is evaluating different treatment options for patients with skin vasculitis. Patients with small- or medium-vessel vasculitis that only involves the skin, including some forms of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) or IgA vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein purpura) can join ARAMIS. The study will compare how effective colchicine, dapsone and azathioprine are at treating isolated cutaneous vasculitis.