Medical Crossfire®: Raising Awareness in Psoriatic Arthritis: A Patient-Centered Approach to Care


Release Date: December 29, 2017
Expiration Date: December 29, 2018
Media: Internet - based

Activity Overview

In this Medical Crossfire, expert faculty, including a dermatologist, a rheumatologist, a primary care provider, and a patient advocate, will discuss how to optimize and individualize the management of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) through a multidisciplinary approach. Despite substantial progress made in the understanding and treatment of PsA in recent years, numerous studies indicate practice gaps and barriers in the management of this lifelong condition. This videotaped panel discussion will address these gaps and barriers by reviewing PsA screening tools, the importance of early diagnosis, and the development of therapeutic plans that address disease severity, comorbidities, and quality of life. The value of patient education and engagement as well as the importance of patient-centered care will also be addressed. 

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This educational activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Celgene. This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC.

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

Primary care providers, dermatologists, allergists, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with Psoriatic Arthritis.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • DISCUSS the prevalence and incidence of PsA and the importance of screening in a community practice setting.
  • DESCRIBE screening tools for patients suspected of having PsA.
  • DEVELOP appropriate therapeutic plans for patients with PsA.
  • EXPLAIN strategies to improve multidisciplinary communication and the education of patients with PsA.


Jerry Bagel, MD, MS
Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey
East Windsor, New Jersey

Disclosure: Grant/Research Support – AbbVie Inc., Amgen, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Leo, Novartis, Pfizer
Consultant - AbbVie Inc., Amgen, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Leo, Novartis, Pfizer
Speakers Bureau - AbbVie Inc., Amgen, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Leo, Novartis, Pfizer
Richard Haddad, MD, FACR
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose
Ann E. Smelkinson, MD
Senior Attending
Princeton Medicine
Princeton Healthcare Systems
Plainsboro, New Jersey

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose
Steve Bishkoff, Patient Advocate

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and PER® do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


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.

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Microsoft Windows 2000 SE or above.
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