A Virtual Reality View New Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis

FACULTY

Amy S. Paller, MD
Chair, Department of Dermatology
Director, Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-Based Center
Walter J. Hamlin Professor of Dermatology
Professor Dermatology and Pediatrics
Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Lawrence D. Sher, MD, FAAP, FAAAAI, FACAAI, CPI (ACRP)
Medical Director
Palos Verdes Medical Group
Peninsula Research Associates
Rolling Hills Estates, CA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

While guidelines regarding the management of AD in children have been published, variability persists in practice. Treatment inconsistencies and the chronic and relapsing nature of AD can lead to frustration for patients, family, and caregivers when managing AD. This program will focus on providing AD caregivers an update on recent pathophysiological findings that drive new therapeutic targets; reviewing severity and diagnosis of AD; and discussing the clinical profiles of existing and emerging agents, with focus on treatment individualization.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for US-based pediatric/adolescent dermatologists, allergists/immunologists and other healthcare professionals who diagnose and manage pediatric/adolescent patients with moderate-to-severe AD.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Apply updated diagnostic guidance for pediatric and adolescent patients with moderate-to-severe AD and use severity assessments to inform management decisions
  • Review the clinical profiles and mechanisms of action of newly approved and emerging systemic/biologic agents for the treatment of pediatric and adolescent patients with moderate-to-severe AD
  • Explain the benefits associated with patient centered, team-based shared decision-making approaches for the management of moderate-to-severe AD in children and adolescents

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

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

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with AD.
CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.

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 of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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 an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or providers of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

FACULTY

Amy S. Paller, MD, has nothing to disclose.

Lawrence D. Sher, MD, FAAP, FAAAAI, FACAAI, CPI (ACRP), is on the speakers’ bureau for Regeneron. Dr. Sher has contracted research for Regeneron, Sanofi, Glenmark, Pfizer, Leo, Aimmune, and AstraZeneca.

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 peer-reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity 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, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Diana Tommasi, Medical Services for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Ana Maria Albino, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Russie Allen, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CE 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 this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and nonapproved indications.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

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 enduring activity; and
3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science-based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use 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 ability before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: June 11, 2020

EXPIRATION DATE: June 11, 2021

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