Improving the Ability to Diagnose and Treat Atopic Dermatitis in Clinical Practice A part of the THRIVE – Atopic Dermatitis Initiative


Peter Lio, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Allergy Section
Stuart E. Starr Endowed Chair of Pediatrics
Director, World Allergy Organization Center of Excellence
Director of Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disease
Director, FARE Center of Excellence at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


This “situation room” activity allows learners to practice making clinical decisions in the management of patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. Learners will view simulated 3D interactions between patients and their physicians and use information from the patients’ electronic charts to decide the next best course of action. Topics covered in this activity include assessment of disease severity and quality of life, intensification of treatment, and recognizing adverse events.


This activity is intended for dermatologists, allergists/immunologists, and primary healthcare professionals (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) involved in the management of patients with AD.


Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the role of Type 2 cytokines in the pathophysiology of AD and other overlapping Type 2 diseases
  • Incorporate AD diagnostic and assessment tools as well as consideration of patient-specific factors in clinical evaluations of patients with AD
  • Discuss the safety and efficacy of existing and emerging AD treatments based on current research and clinical trial data
  • Review the comorbid conditions associated with AD, such as asthma and allergic conjunctivitis, and how to manage them in clinical practice


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Med Learning Group designates this live 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 activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with atopic dermatitis.
Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hours


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 hours of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


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Dr. Lio has served on the advisory board for the National Eczema Association, Modernizing Medicine, Johnson & Johnson, DermTap Inc., IntraDerm Pharmaceuticals, Regeneron, Sanofi US Services, Realm Therapeutics, Menlo Therapeutics, Syncere Skin Systems, DermVeda, GPower Inc., UCB, Altus Labs, Dermavant Sciences, Micreos Human Health B.V., Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc., Arbonne, Yobee Care Inc., and Bodewell. Dr. Lio is a stockholder in Modernizing Medicine, LearnHealth/LearnSkin, and Medable. He has been a speaker for Pierre Fabre Dermatologie, Regeneron, Pfizer, and La Roche-Posay. He has been an investigator for La Fondation pour la Dermatite Atopique (Foundation for Atopic Dermatitis), AOBiome LLC, Regeneron, AbbVie, and National Eczema Association. He has been a consultant for Exeltis, Therplex, Odeza LLC, L’Oreal USA Inc., Franklin BioScience, AbbVie, Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Co., Unilever, Dermira, TopMD, Amyris Inc., Leo Pharma, and Burt’s Bees.

Dr. Spergel is a consultant for Regeneron- Sanofi, Novartis, DBV Technology, and Kaleo. Dr. Spergel has completed contracted research for Regeneron-Sanofi, and Novartis, and has received royalty from Uptodate.

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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Russie Allen, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.


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RELEASE DATE: November 4, 2020

EXPIRATION DATE: November 4, 2021

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