New Pathways to Clearer Skin: Individualizing Treatment in Psoriasis
 
Release Date: July 31, 2017
Last Reviewed: July 28, 2017
Expiration Date: July 31, 2018
Time to Complete Activity:  1.75 hours
 
This activity is provided by the University of Cincinnati.  Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC, is the educational partner.
                                                                

Faculty
Jerry Bagel, MD
Director
Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey
East Windsor, NJ
 
Gary Goldenberg, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY
 
Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of dermatologists. It may also be of benefit to primary care clinicians and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with psoriasis.
 
Statement of Need
Psoriasis is the most prevalent and perhaps most distressing inflammatory disease in the United States. Aside from its cosmetic and emotional effects, the systemic inflammatory response associated with psoriasis increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and other comorbidities. Newer biologic treatments that target pathways involved with the proinflammatory response offer patients new hope in combating psoriasis. Dermatologists and other clinicians who treat patients with psoriasis need education on the pathophysiologic targets of the newer agents and the guidelines that provide the framework for their use in order to identify patients who would benefit most from these treatments.
 
Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Review the clinical guideline recommendations for earlier, aggressive treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis as a systemic disease with systemic agents and/or biologic drugs.
  • Explain newer pathways for the development of plaque psoriasis and their implications for determining treatment, based on current evidence.
  • Summarize the most current evidence for newer therapies, which will guide patient selection, treatment goals, and response monitoring in patients with psoriasis.
 
Agenda
Overview of Psoriasis
Signaling Pathways in Psoriatic Disease
New Therapies: Current and Ongoing Late-Phase Trial Data
Emerging agents and Their Targets
Treating the Psoriasis Patient: Case Studies and Patient Interaction

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Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by educational grants from Janssen Biotech, Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
 
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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 posttest questions correctly to earn credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to successfully complete the posttest.
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Disclosures
In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with the area of medicine featured in the activity. These relationships are described below.

Faculty
Jerry Bagel, MD
Grant/Research Support: AbbVie Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Leo Pharma Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Retained Consultant: AbbVie Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Leo Pharma Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Leo Pharma Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
 
Gary Goldenberg, MD
Retained Consultant: AbbVie Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation;
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Honoraria: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
 
Planning Committee Member
Barb Forney, CME compliance - No Relevant Relationships
 
Rick Ricer, MD, Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, No Relevant Relationships
 
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