New Frontiers and Treatment Advances in Atopic Dermatitis (AD)


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Program Medium

Internet-based program

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity

1.5 hours

Course Overview

In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent advances in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of treatment advances in atopic dermatitis

Release Date

November 5, 2015

Expiration Date

November 5, 2017

Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period November 5, 2015 through November, 5 2017, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 5 segments totaling 1.5 hours to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out your CME certificate.


Participation in this WebCAST is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and CMEducation Resources, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of
1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

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Program Faculty and Disclosure

(Program Chair)

Professor of Dermatology and Allergy
University of Bonn
Director and Chairman
Bonn, Germany

Consultant: Regeneron, Novartis, Pfizer, L’Oreal, Astellas, Bioderma, Galderma
Speaker’s Bureau: Regeneron, Novartis, Pfizer, L’Oreal, Astellas, Bioderma, Galderma

Associate Professor
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon

Consultant: Regeneron, Genentech, Celgene, Anacor, MedImmune
Grant/Research Support: Galderma, Regeneron, Genentech, Anacor, MedImmune

Chairman, Dept. of Dermatology
Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Denmark

Consultant: Meda Pharma, Regeneron, Pierre Fabre Dermo Cosmetique
Grant/Research Support: Abb Vie, Regeneron, Merck

Dept. of Dermatology and Allergology
Ludwig-Maximilian University
Munich, Germany

Advisory Board: AMGEN, Anacor, Astellas Pharma, Celgene, Galderma, Glaxo Smith Kline, MedImmune, Merck Pharma, Merck Sharp Dohme, Novartis Pharma, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roche Pharma, Sanofi
Lecture Honoraria: Amgen, Astellas Pharma, Basilea Pharmaceutica, Galderma, Glaxo SmithKline, Hans Karrer, Leo Pharma, L’oreal, MEDA Pharma, Merck Pharma, Merck Sharp Dohme, Novartis Pharma, Pierre Fabre, Roche Pharma, Stiefel, a GSK company
Consultancy Honoraria: Astellas Pharma, Celgene, Celtic Pharma, Hans Karrer, L’Oreal, MedImmune, Merck Pharma, Novartis Pharma, Pierre Fabre
Expert Witness: Merck Pharma
Travel Support: ALK Scherax, Astellas Pharma, Basilea Pharmaceutica, Chugai Pharma, L’Oreal, MEDA Pharma, Novartis Pharma, Pierre Fabre

Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure

The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose. Program reviewer Milo Falcon has nothing to disclose.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Manage patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis;
  • Apply national and international professional association-based guidelines for assessment and diagnosis of atopic dermatitis to the front line of patient care;
  • Apply national and international professional association-based guidelines for management of atopic dermatitis to the front line of patient care;
  • Detail the epidemiology, disease burden, and quality-of-life dimensions associated with atopic dermatitis based on severity of disease and health care disparities;
  • Sequence and combine non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies based on severity of disease, biomarkers, and guideline-directed roadmaps for optimizing management of atopic dermatitis;

Hardware and Software Requirements:

To participate in this program, viewers must have a PC or Macintosh computer that has active, ongoing internet access for the duration of the program, as well as a compatible Flash-viewer. An email address is required for registration, and a printer is required to print out the CME certificate.

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