Treating AD with systemic medications is reserved for difficult patients. When should the treating clinician “make the call” to initiate systemic therapy?
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians and non-clinicians involved in the care of patients with atopic dermatitis.
- Summarize clinical signs and symptoms that support the inclusion of systemic agents to treat moderate to severe AD
- Formulate an approach for how to balance topicals and lifestyle changes with systemic treatments for patients with moderate to severe AD
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The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:
|Name of Faculty||Reported Financial Relationship|
|Vivian Shi, MD||
Advisor: Pfizer, Sanofi, Novartis, Eli Lilly, SUN Pharma, Burt’s Bees, GpSkin, BSN Medical, National Eczema Association, Global Parents for Eczema Research, Menlo Therapeutics
Research funding: Skin Active Scientific
Speaker: Learnskin, Sanofi, Regeneron, Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre
Investigator: Novartis, Leo Pharma, Galderma, Abbvie, Burt’s Bees
The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:
|Name of Content Manager||Reported Financial Relationship|
|Venita Sivamani, Planner||LearnHealth founder and shareholder|
|Planners at Medical Education Resources||No financial relationships to disclose|
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