An Oculus Virtual Reality View of New Biologics to Improve Outcomes and Quality of Life for Patients with Psoriasis

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Joel Gelfand, MD
Professor of Clinical Dermatology
Dean for Clinical Research
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


This case-based enduring activity will cover the long-term treatment and management of patients with psoriasis.


This activity is intended for medical dermatologists, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with psoriasis.


After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Explain how recent discoveries in psoriasis pathophysiology have informed potential therapeutic targets
  • Describe the relationship between psoriasis and CVD, and best practices for screening and management of CVD in patients with psoriasis
  • Discuss mechanisms of action and efficacy/safety profiles of new and emerging biologics for patients with moderate to severe psoriasis
  • Review assessments of response kinetics, symptoms, quality of life, and overall therapeutic goals in patients with psoriasis based on approved and investigational targeted biologics


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.


Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the long-term treatment and management of patients with psoriasis.

CNE Credits:
1.0 ANCC Contact Hour(s)

CNE Accreditation Statement:
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


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Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in a MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.


Joel Gelfand, MD:
Honoraria: AbbVie, AstraZeneca, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene Corp, Coherus, Dermira, Eli Lilly, GSK, Janssen Biologics (formerly Centocor), Menlo Therapeutics, Sanofi, Merck, Novartis Corp,, Valeant, Regeneron, Dr. Reddy’s Labs, and Pfizer Inc.

Research Grants (to Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania): AbbVie, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Novartis Corp, Regeneron, Sanofi, Ortho Dermatologics, and Pfizer Inc.

Fees: CME work related to psoriasis.

Co-patent holder: Resiquimod for treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma.

Deputy Editor for the Journal of Investigative Dermatology: receiving honoraria from the Society for Investigative Dermatology.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.

The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was also peer reviewed by a nurse peer reviewer.

The reviewer has nothing to disclose.

The staff, 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 CME/CE activity:

Matthew Frese, General Manager of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Chris Drury, Medical and Scientific Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Johnson, Sr. Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP of Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.


Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

During the course of this lecture, Dr. Gelfand may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:

1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
2. Participate in the live activity.
3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate via email within 30 days.


Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based.
This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE: February 21, 2019

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Participation Statement
This educational activity provides training necessary for licensed attendees to maintain state licensing requirements. The tuition for this educational activity is subsidized in part by unrestricted educational grants, including for those attendees who have successfully completed the state licensing requirements for their respective fields. This subsidy is reflected in the registration fees for this activity.

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