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


Release Date: December 28, 2017
Expiration Date: December 28, 2018
Media: Internet - based

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.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

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

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  • You will need to login to participate in the activity.
  • Each presentation may contain an interactive question(s). You may move forward through the presentation; however, you may not go back to change answers or review videos/content until you finish the presentation.
  • At the end of the activity, “educational content/video files” will be available for your reference.
  • In order to receive a CME/CE certificate, participants must complete the activity.
  • Complete the posttest and pass with a score of 70% or higher, complete the evaluation and then click on request for credit. Participants may immediately download a CME/CE certificate upon completion of these steps.

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).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, you should be better prepared 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.
  • Faculty, Staff, and Planners' Disclosures

Faculty Presenters

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

Disclosure: Grant/Research Support: 
GlaxoSmithKline, Roivant Sciences, Medimetriks, Eli Lilly, Vanda, Tioga; Consultant: Celgene, GlaxoSmithKline, Galderma, Menlo Therapeutics, Abbvie, Leo, Eli Lilly, Pfizer

The staff of PER® have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

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

Planning StaffDavid HeckardMaryjo Dixon, RPh; Neelam Davis, PharmDJeannette Wick and Kathleen Bowen 


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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