Effective Management of Atopic Dermatitis: New Approaches to Guiding Everyday Practice

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

CME-accredited infograph-ed™ program

Faculty Presenters

Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR
Professor
Director, Dermatology Clinical Trials
Department of Dermatology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

 Activity Overview

This infograph-ed™ program provides a visually engaging and interactive review of immune abnormalities and skin-barrier dysfunction in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) and uses this understanding to facilitate treatment selection. Guidelines for diagnosis and management of AD will be presented, followed by a summary of current and emerging topical and systemic therapies that can help optimize treatment outcomes. This activity provides the practical skills necessary to educate patients in self-care, thereby reducing relapses and enhancing their health-related quality of life.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
  • Articulate the varied etiologies and key aspects of Atopic Dermatitis (AD) pathogenesis, to optimize use of current treatments and to place emerging targeted treatments into clinical context.
  • Facilitate more accurate diagnosis of AD based on the evaluation of clinical characteristics specific to the adult patient population.
  • Design individualized treatment plans for adults with moderate-to-severe AD based on current guideline recommendations for AD, the safety and efficacy of new and emerging treatment options, comorbidities, and patient quality of life.
  • Describe how to implement patient education strategies to improve adherence to AD treatment strategies and assess the effects of treatment on patient quality of life.
Target Audience: The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of dermatologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and all other healthcare professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD).
 Activity Type: infograph-ed™ program
Release Date: 12/28/17
Expiration Date: 12/28/18
Estimated Time to Complete Activity:  0.5 hours
Fee: Free 

Accreditation Statement(s):

 
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit is provided by Global Education Group.

Credit Designation Statement(s):

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity for 0.5 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation/Designation of Credit

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity for 0.5 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Global Contact Information

For information about the approval and accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use:

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label uses of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME/CE activity is for continuing medical and nursing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a physician or nurse relative to the diagnostic, treatment, and management options for a specific patient’s medical condition.
The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, or any of the companies that provided commercial support for this activity.

Faculty Disclosures:

Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR
Grant/Research Support: GlaxoSmithKline, Roivant Sciences, Medimetriks, Eli Lilly, Vanda, Tioga
Consultant: Celgene, GlaxoSmithKline, Galderma, Menlo Therapeutics, Abbvie, Leo, Eli Lilly, Pfizer
 
Accreditor Disclosure:
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Global Education Group
Planning StaffKristen Delisi, NP; Lindsay Borvansky; Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN; Andrea Funk; and Liddy Knight
 

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®)
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Planning StaffDavid Heckard; Maryjo Dixon, RPh; Neelam Davis, PharmD; Jeannette Wick and Kathleen Bowen 

Disclaimer:

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
 
Instructions: To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can access at any time.

Educational Disclaimer

Continuing education activities are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of professional advice or referral. Discussions concerning drugs, dosages, and procedures may reflect the clinical experience of the author(s) or they may be derived from the professional literature or other sources and may suggest uses that are investigational in nature and not approved labeling or indications. Participants are encouraged to refer to primary references or full prescribing information resources.

System Requirements

PC-based participants
Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh-based participants
Required: Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) or newer
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