Medical Crossfire®: Patient and Caregiver Connection™ Getting Beneath the Surface: Addressing Patient Concerns in Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

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

This activity is provided by Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC.

Dates of Certification: December 29, 2017 - December 29, 2018


Paul P. Doghramji, MD, FAAFP
Attending Physician, Collegeville Family Practice
Medical Director, Health Services, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Cofounder, Brookside Family Practice and Pediatrics
Assistant Medical Director, Health Services, Hill School, Pottstown, PA
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests


Peter Lio, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Dermatology and Pediatrics
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Disclosure: Grant/Research Support: AOBIOME, Pierre-Fabre; Consultant: AOBiome, Anacor, L’Oreal, Pfizer, Regeneron/Sanofi, Theraplex, Valeant; Speakers Bureau: L’Oreal, Pfizer, Regeneron/Sanofi


Christine Go, MMS, PA-C
Leone Dermatology
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests
Pamela P. Fantus, RN, MSN
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests

Activity Overview

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing skin disease which places a significant burden on patients, resulting in a lower quality of life.  In moderate-to-severe disease, patients also suffer from high levels of psychological distress, increased prevalence of psychiatric diseases, and increased risk of cardiometabolic comorbidities.  During this Medical Crossfire®, dermatology experts will engage in a multidisciplinary roundtable moderated by a family physician with the additional perspective of a patient’s treatment journey as video clips throughout the discussion. Topics covered include disease manifestations, diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis and treatment approaches with both current and new and emerging therapies.  Faculty will emphasize the importance of individualized treatment plans in a patient-centered approach.

Target Audience

This activity is directed to dermatologists, allergists, immunologists, rheumatologists, primary care physicians, researchers; other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis are invited to participate. 

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this activity, you should be better prepared to:
  • Outline the burden of atopic dermatitis (AD) on patients.
  • Discuss the most recent information on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of AD, and how this is likely to affect the management of patients with AD. 
  • Analyze how older and newer therapies fit into the AD treatment paradigm.
  • Clarify how a multidisciplinary, patient-centered, approach to care may improve patient outcomes in AD.

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Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.0 Contact Hour.

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