Missed Opportunities in Managing Patients with Psoriatic Disease


Missed Opportunities in Managing Patients with Psoriatic Disease

Topic: Dermatology
Relevant Terms: Dermatology, Psoriasis and Psoriatic arthritis
Primary Audience: The intended audience for the activity is rheumatologists, dermatologists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Launch Date: 29-Jun-17
Credits: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration Date: The accreditation for this activity has expired.
Curriculum Name: Individualizing Treatment for Patients with Psoriatic Disease: Optimizing Quality of Life and...

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Assess patients with psoriasis for comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease and/or psoriatic arthritis, according to most recent clinical guidelines.
  2. Implement treatment strategies for patients with psoriatic disease that reflect the latest clinical evidence regarding long-term safety and efficacy.
  3. Employ the use of an interprofessional care team, including the patient, to improve outcomes for patients with psoriatic disease.


    Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
    Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
    R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
    Vice Chairman, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
    Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
    Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland, OH
    Anthony P. Fernandez, MD, PhD
    Director of Medical Dermatology 
    Departments of Dermatology and Pathology 
    Cleveland Clinic 
    Cleveland, OH
    Michael J. Lucke, MD
    Assistant Professor, Drexel University Department of Medicine 
    Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship 
    Allegheny Health Network 
    Pittsburgh, PA
    This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education. 

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
    This activity is part of the 2017 IBEC Curriculum.
    The Immunology and Biologics Educational Collaborative (IBEC) represents a coalition of organizations dedicated to advancing education and best practices related to the use of biologics in the care for patients with immune-mediated inflammatory disorders. Learn more at www.ibecollaborative.com!
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    Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
    • Consulting Fee: Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, UCB
    • Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Janssen, UCB
    Anthony P. Fernandez, MD, PhD
    • Consulting Fee: AbbVie
    • Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Celgene
    • Contracted Research: AbbVie
    Michael J. Lucke, MD
    • No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
    Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
    • No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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    Credit Designation:
    Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, June 29, 2017 to June 28, 2018.

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