Philip J. Mease, MD Chief of Rheumatology Research Swedish Medical Center Clinical Professor of Medicine University of Washington Seattle, WA
Daniel Furst, MD Carl Pearson Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology Director, Rheumatology Clinical Research Center David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, CA
Alan Menter, MD Chief, Division of Dermatology Baylor University Medical Center Clinical Professor of Dermatology University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
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This self-assessment is the first activity in a larger curriculum (Improving Outcomes in Patients with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis). The activity utilizes a question-and-answer format to review key aspects in the evidence- and guidelines-based diagnosis and treatment of patients with psoriatic arthritis.
Following completion of this activity, learners will be directed to in-depth, case-based activities that discuss further considerations in the management of psoriatic arthritis. Program Developer/Facilitator
This activity is co-provided by The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and MCM Education.
Dermatologists, rheumatologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses (RNs) and other clinicians managing patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Diagnose PsA in patients with established psoriasis
Determine the severity of skin and joint symptoms in patients diagnosed with psoriasis and PsA
Assess the benefits and risks of available therapies for individual patients with mild to moderate psoriasis and PsA
Assess the benefits and risks of available therapies for individual patients with moderate to severe psoriasis and PsA
It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational activities. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and the credit providers have a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest.
Philip Mease, MD, discloses the following:
Grant/Research Support: Abbott Laboratories, Amgen Inc, Biogen Idec Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc, F. Hoffman La Roche Ltd, Genentech Inc, Pfizer Inc, UCB Inc, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals; Consultant: Abbott Laboratories, Amgen Inc, Biogen Idec Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc, F. Hoffman La Roche Ltd, Genentech Inc, Pfizer Inc, UCB Inc, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals; Speakers' Bureau: Abbott Laboratories, Amgen Inc, Biogen Idec Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc, Genentech Inc, Pfizer Inc, UCB Inc, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Daniel Furst, MD, discloses the following:
Consultant: Abbott, Actelion, Amgen, Biogen Idec, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Centocor, CORRONNA, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, National Institutes of Health, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, UCB
Alan Menter, MD discloses the following:
Advisory Board: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Janssen Biotech, Inc., LEO Pharma, Pfizer; Consultant: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Convoy Therapeutics, Inc., Eli Lilly, Janssen Biotech, Inc., LEO Pharma, Novartis, Pfizer, Syntrix, Wyeth, XenoPort; Investigator: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, ApoPharma, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Convoy Therapeutics, Inc., Eli Lilly, Genentech, Janssen Biotech, Inc., LEO Pharma, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Symbio/Maruho, Syntrix, Wyeth; Speaker: AbbVie, Amgen, Janssen Biotech, Inc., LEO Pharma, Wyeth
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine staff involved in the development and review of this activity have nothing to disclose.
Joshua Kilbridge, Medical Writer, has nothing to disclose.
Kathleen Hines, MCM Education Editorial Director, has nothing to disclose.
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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 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and MCM Education. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). ™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credit is awarded to participants who score 75% or better on the post-test.
The online activity will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Commercial Support Statements
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Celgene Corporation and AbbVie.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of their affiliated institutions, the publisher, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Celgene, or AbbVie. Any medications, diagnostic procedures, or treatments discussed by the program presenters should not be used by clinicians or other health care professionals without first evaluating their patients' conditions, considering possible contraindications or risks, reviewing any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparing any therapeutic approach with the recommendations of other authorities.