Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) presents in up to 30% of patients with psoriasis (PsO) and may precede, occur concurrently with, or occur after the development of PsO. It is imperative to recognize that PsA can present in the dermatology or rheumatology clinic depending on the primary symptom and that clinicians then accurately diagnose PsA by utilizing screening questionnaires, as well as screening patients with PsA for common comorbidities.
The first episode of this CME Outfitters Snack series on the evolving treatment landscape for PsA features expert faculty describing clinically relevant pathophysiologic processes that contribute to the development of psoriatic arthritis in order to facilitate proper screening and faster diagnosis of patients with PsA.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to describe clinically relevant pathophysiologic processes that contribute to the development of psoriatic arthritis.
Supported by an educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb Company.
Physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists
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Dr. Gibofsky reports that he is on the advisory committee for AbbVie Inc.; Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer Inc.; and Samumed. He is a consultant for AbbVie Inc.; Acquist Therapeutics, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer Inc.; and Samumed. He is a stock shareholder (directly purchased) for AbbVie Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; Pfizer Inc.; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. Fernandez reports that he receives grants from Mallinckrodt and Novartis. He receives research support from AbbVie Inc.; Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.; Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; and Pfizer Inc. He is on the speakers bureau for AbbVie Inc.; Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; and Novartis. He is a consultant for AbbVie Inc.; Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; and Novartis.
Tony Graham, MD (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Michael J. Franks, MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP, BC (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Susan Perry (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
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