Assessing the Growing Evidence in Alopecia Areata: The Role of JAK Inhibitors

FACULTY

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

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This enduring activity discusses the underlying autoimmune causes of alopecia areata (AA) and the rationale of targeted treatment approaches. The burden of AA and its associated comorbidities will also be presented, and you will hear strategies to effectively address the psychosocial impacts of this disease with your patients. Features of this program include whiteboard animations and case studies.

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Explain the autoimmune mechanisms of current and emerging treatments for AA
  • Determine which patients with AA are and are not candidates for JAK inhibitors
  • Create treatment plans for patients with AA that address the comorbidities and psychosocial impacts of the disease

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 activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the therapeutic management of patients with AA.
CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour(s).

CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Awarded 1.0 contact hours 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 CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Brett King, MD, PhD has served on advisory boards and/or is a consultant and/or is a clinical trial investigator for Abbvie, Aclaris Therapeutics Inc, AltruBio Inc, Almirall, AnaptysBio, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bioniz Therapeutics, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc, Dermavant Sciences Inc, Horizon Therapeutics, Eli Lilly and Company, Incyte Corp, LEO Pharma, Otsuka/Visterra Inc, Pfizer Inc, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, TWi Biotechnology Inc, and Viela Bio. He is on speaker bureaus for Pfizer Inc, Regeneron, and Sanofi Genzyme.

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.

Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM – Lead Nurse Planner

The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

Staff Planners and Managers

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.
  • Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
  • Angela L. Davis, PhD, Medical Director 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.
  • Ashley Whitehurst, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Natalie Smith, Program Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

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 this lecture, faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved 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.
  3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.

DISCLAIMER

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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 before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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