A Closer Look at the Clinical, Economic and Developmental Impact of Atopic Dermatitis: Strategies to Improve Patient Adherence, Quality of Life, Costs and Work Productivity

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

Confronting the Clinical and Economic Burden of Atopic Dermatitis:
Managed Care Considerations in an Evolving Treatment Paradigm

This is Part 3 of the series focusing on the strategies to improve patient adherence,
quality of life, costs, and work productivity

This activity is an archive from the webinar held May 22, 2020

This activity is valid from June 1, 2020 to June 1, 2022

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Pfizer Inc.

Atopic dermatitis is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by persistent itching that can severely affect quality of life. This condition evolves from a combination of skin barrier defects and immune-mediated responses involving activated T-helper cells and related cytokines. Fortunately for patients with this disease, several new treatments have recently become available, and more are on the horizon, including JAK inhibitors, that have shown improved efficacy and safety, offering patients the potential for improved outcomes and quality of life.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explore challenges to patient adherence and quality of life in atopic dermatitis (AD)

  • Examine the economic burden of AD on patient’s productivity and quality of life

  • Assess how different biomarkers, comorbidities and adherence barriers play a role in long-term treatment decision making for patients with AD

  • Review recent clinical data around the safety of emerging JAK inhibitors currently undergoing clinical studies and their effect on patient quality of life


Faculty: Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR
Professor, Dermatology
Director, Clinical Research
Department of Dermatology
Oregon Health & Science University


Dr. Simpson serves as a consultant and has received grant/research support from Pfizer, Lilly, Incyte, Abbvie, Regeneron/Sanofi, Genentech, GSK, Leo, Celgene, Dermira, Tioga, and Kiniksa. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Each
physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in nursing continuing professional development.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Pfizer Inc.

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