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Medical Dermatology Therapy Update




Update in Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

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Release Date:   July 3, 2018
Expiration Date:   July 3, 2020

Estimated Time of Completion:   30 minutes

Description

Medical Dermatology Therapy Update online series will provide a review of traditional therapeutics, as well as biologic and small-molecule therapies, as it applies to a range of important medical dermatologic conditions. In addition it includes an overview of the pathogenesis and diagnosis of various medical dermatologic diseases.

This webcast will discuss treatment strategies for patients with psoriatic disease.

Learning Objectives

  1. Highlight current advances in the understanding of psoriatic arthritis and rational for anti-cytokine therapy
  2. Explain the mechanism of action, efficacy and potential evidence based role of newer and emerging therapies
  3. Identify timely and aggressive treatment strategies and gaps for patients with psoriatic disease

Target Audience

These activities are directed to physicians and advanced practice clinicians in dermatology, immunology, oncology, rheumatology, internal medicine, and other health care professionals caring for patients with autoimmune, chronic inflammatory, and advanced malignant diseases.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Director and Faculty

Activity Director

Anthony P. Fernandez, MD, PhD
Director of Medical Dermatology
Department of Dermatology
Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Faculty

M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:


Anthony P. Fernandez, MD, PhD
  AbbVie Pharmaceuticals Consulting; Independent contractor (including contracted research); Teaching and Speaking
  Celgene Corporation Teaching and Speaking
  Mallinckrodt Inc. Independent contractor (including contracted research); Teaching and Speaking
  Roche Pharmaceuticals Principal Investigator for a Phase III Clinical Trial
 
M. Elaine Husni, MD
  Abbvie Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, UCB, Inc. Consulting
  Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, Genzyme/Sanofi, Lilly, Regeneron Consulting; Membership on advisory committee or review panels
  Novartis Pharmaceuticals Consulting; Teaching and Speaking


Acknowledgment

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of the Internet Enduring activity from:

Abbvie, Inc.
Genentech
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
Lilly USA, LLC
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation


The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of the Live activity from:

Abbvie, Inc.
Celgene Corporation
Genentech
Genzyme Corporation
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
Lilly USA, LLC
Mallinckrodt, LLC
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Pfizer
Valeant Pharmaceuticals North American, LLC

This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
and the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute.