Medical Crossfire®: Building Bridges in Psoriatic Arthritis: A Multidisciplinary, Patient-centered Approach to Diagnosis and Management

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®)
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

On-demand Medical Crossfire® activity

Faculty Speakers

Peter Salgo, MD
Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology
New York, New York

Alan Menter, MD
Chair, Department of Dermatology, Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Alexis Ogdie, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ty Westfall
Psoriasis patient advocate
Allen, Texas 

Activity Overview

During this Medical Crossfire, expert faculty a will engage in a multidisciplinary roundtable discussion that includes a dermatologist, a rheumatologist, a primary care professional and a patient advocate to discuss how to best optimize and individualize PsA management. Despite the substantial progress made in the understanding and treatment of PsA in recent years, numerous published studies indicate that there are many practice gaps and barriers in the management of PsA. This videotaped expert panel discussion covers factors that differentiate cutaneous and musculoskeletal inflammatory disease in PsA. Covered topics include identifying and classifyinq PsA, treatment approaches, comorbidity, quality of life, and the value of cooperative management between dermatologists, rheumatologists, specialty NPs, PAs nurses and patients. This activity provides key guidance for diagnosing and treating psoriatic arthritis, promoting the collaborative care between dermatologists, rheumatologists, and primary care providers which not only has the patients’ needs at the heart, but includes them as a member of the multidisciplinary team, involved in the decision-making process.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Evaluate screening and diagnostic tools for the early identification of individuals with PsA
  • Describe how to incorporate strategies for early evaluation of patients with psoriasis and joint involvement.
  • Select appropriate therapy for patients with PsA to minimize disease progression, improve patient adherence to therapy, and enhance patient quality of life
  • Explain how to implement strategies to improve communication and decision-making with patients with PsA
  • Describe the benefits of optimizing interdisciplinary exchanges in the care of patients with psoriatic arthritis

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of primary care providers, dermatologists, allergists, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with psoriatic arthritis.

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