Diagnosis and Treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris: Strategies for Optimal Multidisciplinary Care
 
Release Date: August 31, 2017
Last Reviewed: July 21, 2017
Expiration Date: August 31, 2018
Time to Complete Activity: 1.25 hours
 
This activity is provided by Global Education Group. UNLV School of Dental Medicine and Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC, are the educational partners.
                                                                                   
 
Faculty
A. Razzaque Ahmed, MD, DSc, MPA
Professor of Dermatology
Tufts University School of Medicine
Director
Center for Blistering Diseases
Boston, MA
 
Calvin R. Brown Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
 
Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists. It may also benefit other healthcare providers (HCPs) interested in the management of pemphigus vulgaris, including dermatologists and dental providers.
 
Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Develop evidence-based treatment plans for patients with pemphigus vulgaris.
  • Apply efficacy and safety data from clinical trials on current and emerging agents for pemphigus vulgaris when creating individualized treatment plans.
 
Table of Contents
Introduction
Diagnosis of PV
Current Treatments for PV
Emerging Therapies: Current and Ongoing Late-Phase Trial Data
Key Take-Home Messages
 
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Dental Professional Continuing Education
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Global Education Group and Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.

 
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Global Education Group and Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC. 
 
UNLV School of Dental Medicine is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.  Nationally Approved From 6/1/2014 - 5/31/2021. Provider ID #213111
 
Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.
 
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To receive a CE certificate of participation, you must:
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  • View the online activity in its entirety.
  • Complete and submit the online posttest and evaluation. You must answer 70% of the post test questions correctly to earn credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to successfully complete the posttest.
     
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The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity:
 
Name of Faculty or Presenter
Reported Financial Relationship
A. Razzaque Ahmed, MD, DSc, MPA
No financial relationships to disclose
Calvin R. Brown Jr., MD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Celgene Corporation; Marathon Pharmaceuticals, LLC
 
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity:
 
Name of Planner or Manager
Reported Financial Relationship
Lindsay Borvansky
No financial relationships to disclose
Jamie Patrick
No financial relationships to disclose
Andrew Ingel, DMD, FAGD
No financial relationships to disclose
Roxane Santiago
No financial relationships to disclose
 
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Independent peer reviewers have no financial relationships to disclose.
 
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