Dermatology CE & Educational Resources

As the body’s largest organ, the skin is constantly working to protect the body’s internal organs and regulate temperature, among other vital functions, and the condition of a person’s skin can reflect their overall health and aging status. Diseases of the skin, such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, affect people of all ages and can take a major toll on the patient’s quality of life. CME Outfitters has developed this Dermatology Education Hub with a number of educational activities and resources to help you better treat and manage your patients with aging skin or skin disease in order to increase quality of life.

Our activities offer many credit types, including CME, AAFP Prescribed Credit, CNE, CPE, ABIM MOC, and ABP MOC. Each activity has been designed to meet the requirements for CME for MIPS. See each activity’s information page for the exact credit type and amount of credit offered.

Signals of Change in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis


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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that effects up to 18% of children and up to 10% of adults and can have a substantial negative impact on the quality of life (QoL) of patients and their families. Its management is challenging at any age, with patients and caregivers often becoming overwhelmed by the chronic and relapsing nature of AD. Establishing disease severity is essential to inform treatment decisions, as is information on new clinical trial data for therapies such as oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. Thus, education that provides tools to establish disease severity and information on the development of new agents is warranted in order to mitigate the clinical and QoL impact of AD.

 

All Hands: Integrating a Team Approach to Risk-Benefit Individualization of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis Therapy


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Although rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are associated with irreversible joint damage and physical disability, remission is now an achievable goal for the majority of patients, owing to advances in early diagnosis, new therapies, and improved treatment strategies. This CME Outfitters OnDemand webcast focuses on integrating a multidisciplinary approach to treating PsA and RA through case-based learning, with expert faculty discussing management strategies and how to integrate shared decision-making (SDM) into practice to facilitate appropriate treatment selection and empower patients.

 

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Hitting the Target with IL-23 Inhibitors in Psoriatic Arthritis


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 Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic, inflammatory, musculoskeletal disease with a significant impact on quality of life and functional ability. Despite the data showing the overall impact of PsA, delays in diagnosis are common, which can lead to long-term joint damage and functional disability. In this CME Outfitters OnDemand activity, expert faculty will focus on assessment, treatment, and management strategies to provide patients with the best treatment aligned with evolving evidence and expert recommendations.

 

Differentiating Psoriasis in Skin of Color


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Psoriasis (PsO) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder affecting about 1%-3% of the world’s population. There are many challenges in diagnosing and successfully managing individuals with PsO. For example, while there are similarities in PsO among ethnic groups, there are notable differences in presentation, quality of life, and treatment of PsO in people with skin of color.

The first episode of this four-episode CME Outfitters BriefCase learning series includes a video clinical encounter on differentiating PsO in people with skin of color, based on notable differences in disease presentation.

The Importance of Care Coordination for Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis


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Psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are complex disorders that require coordinated care between dermatologists and rheumatologists. Challenges to effective management include a lack of education of patients and health care providers (HCPs), suboptimal communication, and clinicians’ lack of a holistic treatment approach.

The third episode of this BriefCase series on challenging cases in PsO and PsA features a physician-patient office scenario video on educating the patient and strategies to coordinate care between specialists, as well as between specialists and primary care, with a goal of optimizing patient outcomes.

 

Giving Shingles Immunization Your Best Shot: Implementing a Shingles Vaccination Protocol in Your Practice

 

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Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common secondary infection for older patients. Almost all individuals over the age of 50 are latently infected with varicella zoster virus (VZV) and therefore are at risk of developing shingles with reactivation of latent VZV. Individuals who develop shingles often experience debilitating postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), secondary skin infections, eye problems, or neurologic conditions including an increased risk of stroke. Despite the existence of vaccines, the number of people vaccinated for shingles remains low. In large part, this is due to the majority of individuals being unaware that a vaccine exists, as clinicians often fail to initiate discussion about it. This CME Outfitters Live and OnDemand webcast will focus on the burden imposed by shingles, improving uptake of vaccination and series completion for shingles through patient education, and applying real-world strategies to implement shingles immunization protocols.

 

Giving Shingles Immunization Your Best Shot: Implementing a Shingles Vaccination Protocol in Your Practice

Navigating the New Psoriasis Guidelines: Implications for Clinical Practice


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In this interactive CMEO On Demand webcast, leading experts in the management of psoriasis will utilize clinical cases to illustrate real-life approaches that learners can apply in order to optimize incorporation of these latest recommendations into clinical practice.

 

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Let’s Talk Psoriasis: A Best Practice Video for the Initial Visit

Let’s Talk Psoriasis: A Best Practice Video for the Follow-up Visit

Diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis

Eichenfield L, Tom W, Chamlin S, et al. Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis. Section 1. Diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;70:338-351.

Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis. Section 3. Management and treatment with phototherapy and systemic agents

Sidbury R, Davis D, Cohen D, et al. Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis. Section 3. Management and treatment with phototherapy and systemic agents. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;71:327-349.

Atopic dermatitis yardstick: practical recommendations for an evolving therapeutic landscape

Boguniewicz MFonacier LGuttman-Yassky EOng PYSilverberg JFarrar JR. Atopic dermatitis yardstick: practical recommendations for an evolving therapeutic landscape. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol.2018;120(1):10-22.e2.

New and developing therapies for atopic dermatitis

Hajar T, Hanifin J. New and developing therapies for atopic dermatitis. An Bras Dermatol. 2018;93:104-107.

Severity strata for POEM, PO-SCORAD, and DLQI in US adults with atopic dermatitis

Silverberg JI, Gelfand J, Margolis D, et al. Severity strata for POEM, PO-SCORAD, and DLQI in US adults with atopic dermatitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018;121:464-468.

Improving value for patients with eczema

Block J. Improving value for patients with eczema. Value in Health. 2018;21:380-385.

Education via Medical Simulation Improves Screening and Treatment of Psoriasis

CME Outfitters is proud to share our findings from a recent study aimed at determining whether online medical simulation-based education could assist clinicians in achieving best practices related to screening for comorbidities, such as psoriatic arthritis or cardiovascular disorders, as well as counseling and treating for patients with psoriasis. Read the full findings below!

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