Advanced Insights for Patients with Psoriasis: Understanding the Latest Clinical Evidence and Shared Decision-Making Options


A continuing medical education activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN

This activity is an archive from the live session from the 2023 Spring Managed Care Forum. If you participated in the live session, you are not eligible for continuing education credits from this archive.

This activity is valid from August 1, 2023 to August 1, 2024
 

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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from
Arcutis Biotherapeutics and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Description:
Psoriasis is a complex, chronic, immune-mediated inflammatory disease that affects approximately 7 million of the population in the United States. Psoriasis is a periodic flare-up of sharply defined red patches, covered by a silvery, flaky surface. The main disease activity leading to psoriasis occurs in the epidermis, the top five layers of the skin. The disease most commonly appears on the skin of the scalp, elbow, knees, and lumbosacral areas of the body. Many of the patients are not receiving the appropriate treatment discussed in the current guidelines and standards of care. Psoriasis is a complex disease to manage, but the goal should be a patient-centered treatment that reduces disease burden, improves on quality-of-life, and addresses the risks of systemic complications and comorbid conditions. The under diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis continues to be a serious concern. It is for these reasons there needs to be continuing education that addresses the treatment gaps and challenges in the diagnosis, treatment and management of psoriasis.


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

  • Align clinical practices with recent clinical data and guidelines for treatment selection based on disease severity, treatment-specific options, and patient factors for psoriasis

  • Incorporate evidence-based approaches for improving diagnosis in psoriasis screening and care

  • Evaluate recent clinical evidence related to current and emerging treatments for psoriasis, based on their efficacy and safety data and mechanism of action

  • Assess the evolving role for available and emerging topical PDE-4 inhibitors for psoriasis

  • Discuss shared decision-making options that ensure psoriasis treatment plans align with patients' individual goals, preferences, and managed care considerations


     

Faculty: Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Center for Eczema and Itch
Medical Director, Clinical Trials Unit
Department of Dermatology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Disclosure:

(Relevant Financial Relationships with Ineligible Companies in the Last 24 Months):
Disclosures (Relevant Financial Relationships with Ineligible Companies in the Last 24 Months):
Dr. Chovatiya has served as a consultant for AbbVie, Apogee, Arcutis, Argenx, ASLAN, Beiersdorf, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cara Therapeutics, Dermavant, Eli Lilly and Company, Galderma, Genentech, Incyte, LEO Pharma, L'Oreal, Novan/Epi Health, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, and UCB. He has served as a speaker for AbbVie, Arcutis, Beiersdorf, Bristol Myers Squibb, Dermavant, Eli Lilly and Company, Incyte, LEO Pharma, Novan/Epi Health, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, and UCB. His presentation has been reviewed for any bias.
Planning Committee: Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company in the last 24 months to disclose.

Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company in the last 24 months to disclose.

Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company in the last 24 months to disclose.

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Accreditation & Designation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) and American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN). The National Association of Managed Care Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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 activity is supported by an educational grant from
Arcutis Biotherapeutics and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation


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