A Whiteboard View of the New Era in Alopecia Areata: The Role of JAK Inhibitors


Brett King, MD, PhD
Associated Professor of Dermatology
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Rodney D. Sinclair, MBBS, MD, FACD
Professor of Medicine,
University of Melbourne
Director of Dermatology and Epworth Healthcare Director, Sinclair Dermatology
East Melbourne, Australia


This case-based activity targets healthcare gaps related to the underlying autoimmune causes of alopecia areata (AA) and targeted treatment approaches, which can have a profound impact on health-related quality of life through burden of disease and associated comorbidities.

  • By addressing these gaps, you can assess whether your approach to AA management through utilization of immune-related targeted treatment approaches and comorbidity assessment – could be modified to help close these gaps.
  • Expert discussion will guide you in analyzing and identifying appropriate candidates for immune-targeted treatment of alopecia with JAK inhibitors, as well as assessment and management strategies for associated comorbidities.
  • You will also be immersed in dynamic animations utilizing a whiteboard platform to memorably highlight key points related to immune pathways in the development of alopecia areata and patient counseling techniques for tailored disease and comorbidity management.


This educational activity is intended for dermatology professionals who care for patients with AA.


  • Elucidate the immune pathways involved in the pathogenesis of AA and their implications for targeted treatment
  • Identify patients in practice who may potentially benefit from JAK inhibitors for the treatment of AA based on clinical trial data on their safety and efficacy
  • Select optimal approaches for addressing the physical and psychological comorbidities of AA


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 activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the therapeutic management of patients with AA.
CNE Credits: 1.5 ANCC Contact Hour(s).


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Brett King, MD, PhD has received consulting fees from Aclaris Therapeutics, Almirall, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co, Concert Pharmaceuticals, Dermavant Sciences, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, and Viela Bio, served on speakers bureaus for Regeneron and Sanofi Genzyme, and served as an investigator for Arena Pharmaceuticals, Concert Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, NIH, and Pfizer.

Rodney D. Sinclair, MBBS, MD, FACD has served on an advisory board Eli Lily, Leo Pharma, Pfizer, and Samson, speakers bureaus for Bayer and Novartis, consulted for Ascend Therapeutics and CSL Limited, and contracted research for AbbVie, Amgen, Ascend Therapeutics, Astra Zeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Coherus BioSciences, Dermira, Eil Lilly, Galderma, GSK, InVentiv Health Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Cilag, Johnson and Johnson, InVentiv Health Pharmaceuticals, Medimmune, Medpace, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Principia, Regeneron, Reistone Biopharma, and Sun Pharma.

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.

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Nicole Longo, DO, FACOI, Director of Medical and Scientific Services, has nothing to disclose.
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Russie Allen, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.


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RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2021

EXPIRATION DATE: February 4, 2022

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