Treating to Goal: A Clear Path to Patient-Centered Psoriasis Management

Psoriasis patients and their physicians disagree about which symptoms are most important to treat. Patients report itch and other symptoms to be most bothersome while dermatologists reported location and size of skin lesions as paramount. Therefore, there is a need for greater patient-provider collaboration in setting expectations and goals around treatment and care. In this program, dermatologists, a primary care physician, and a psoriasis patient discuss the management of psoriasis from all perspectives and define strategies for improving the communication of patient and physician expectations during psoriasis therapy. Discussion of the differential diagnosis, pathology, and treatment of psoriasis are also covered. The goal of the program is to help alleviate patient frustration and help clinicians to optimize skin and comorbidity-related treatment outcomes.
Educational Partners: The International Psoriasis Council and FACTORx
Medium: Online Presentation
Commercial Support: This activity is supported by educational grants by AbbVie, Celgene Corporation, and Janssen Biotech Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC and Ortho Dermatologics.

Target Audience

The target audience for this initiative includes dermatologists, primary care clinicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians who care for patients with psoriasis.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the most relevant symptoms for individual patients to develop appropriate personalized treatment plans;
  • Develop a shared decision-making strategy to guide treatment choices and measurable goals for your patients to improve outcomes;
  • Describe the pathogenesis of psoriasis;
  • Discuss the spectrum of available therapies and the evidence to support the development of personalized treatment plans;
  • Identify and manage comorbidities utilizing a collaborative treatment approach with other disciplines.
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
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Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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  Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD
  Associate Prof and Director of Inpatient Consultation and Dermatology
  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Molecular Skin Immunology
  Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Emerging Scholar
  Tabuman Medical Research Institute
                            Ann Arbor, MI
  David Pariser, MD
  Senior Dermatologist
  Pariser Dermatology
  Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dept of Dermatology
  Norfolk, VA
  Paul Doghramji, MD, FAAFP
  Senior Family Physician
  Collegeville Family Practice
  Medical Director
  Ursinus College
  Collegeville, PA
Special Guest: Kathleen Gallant

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Accreditation Statements
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, the International Psoriasis Council, and FACTORx Inc. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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