Updates in Psoriasis Treatment: New Data From Vienna

Plaque psoriasis is a debilitating, noncurable autoimmune disorder, having a significant impact on quality of life, associated with depression, anxiety, social isolation, unemployment, and suicide. Various therapies, such as topical formulations and phototherapy, are currently available. The latest breakthroughs in understanding the immunopathology underlying plaque psoriasis include the identification of interleukins (IL-17, IL-22, and IL-23), which drive the chronic inflammatory nature of the disease. Multiple types of therapies in several drug classes are available and more are in the pipeline. In this Rapid Response activity, the latest evidence from the 2016 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress meeting on the efficacy and safety of new and emerging therapies for plaque psoriasis will be examined.
Educational Partner: Vindico Medical Education

Medium: Online Presentation

Commerical Support: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.


Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is dermatology physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with psoriasis.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Examine new evidence regarding treatment selection for plaque psoriasis based on disease severity and how the mechanisms of action of new and emerging therapies target the immunological pathways of the disease;
  • Analyze the latest efficacy data of new and emerging therapies for plaque psoriasis, including small-molecule inhibitors and immunotherapy;
  • Evaluate the latest safety data pertaining to the use of immunotherapy in the treatment of plaque psoriasis to assist in the development of strategies to prevent, recognize, and effectively manage potential adverse effects.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
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Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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  Andrew Blauvelt, MD, MBA
  Oregon Medical Research Center
  Portland, OR
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.
Credit Designation Statement
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.
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