Case-Based Learning: Difficult Psoriasis – Challenges from the Clinic
Case-Based Learning: Difficult Psoriasis – Challenges from the Clinic
Jason Ezra Hawkes +3
Supported by independent educational grants from Janssen Biotech, Inc and UCB

This webinar will review complex cases of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and discuss the clinical approach to diagnosis, selection of therapy, and comprehensive long-term management of the disease and overall patient care.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess complex cases of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
  • Synthesize the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
  • Review burdens of disease and management strategies for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.


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Jason Ezra Hawkes

Dr. Hawkes is a board-certified dermatologist in the greater Sacramento area. He completed his medical school and residency at the University of Utah. During medical school, he completed a fellowship in translational immunology in the NIH-HHMI Research Scholars Program. He also received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Investigation from Rockefeller University, where he was Chief Clinical Scholar and Principal and sub-Investigator on multiple human research protocols in the Laboratory for Investigative Dermatology. He has held academic appointments in the Departments of Dermatology at the University of Utah, University of California-Davis, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Hawkes is a current Councilor in the International Psoriasis Council and serves on the NPF Medical Board and Scientific Advisory Committee. He also serves as the official delegate of the AAD as a member of the international guidelines and workgroup committee for urticaria. His research has been funded by the NIH, NSF, NPF, and Dermatology Foundation, and he is the recipient of several teaching awards including NPF Outstanding Educator in Psoriatic Disease and Exceptional Teacher of the Year in the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai. His primary clinical and research interests include novel immune therapies for inflammatory conditions like psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, HS, alopecia areata, vitiligo, and urticaria.

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User: Tina Bhutani-Jacques
Tina Bhutani-Jacques

Dr. Tina Bhutani is a board certified dermatologist who focuses on treating chronic inflammatory skin diseases including psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. She co-directs the UCSF Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center, where she specializes in caring for patients with complex cases often requiring multiple treatment modalities including topical medications, phototherapy, systemic agents, and biologics. Dr. Bhutani believes in a well-rounded approach to care that includes considering each patient's overall wellness and mental health in addition to treating their skin disease. She believes that treating mind, body, and skin increases the probability of a successful outcome and helps patients cope with having a chronic disease.

Dr. Bhutani's research focuses on improving quality of life for patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. She seeks to further describe the mind-skin connection in order to learn how to disrupt the cycle of disease flare-up, mental stress, and worsening disease.

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User: Neal Bhatia
Neal Bhatia

Dr. Neal Bhatia is a board-certified dermatologist in San Diego, California. He serves as Director of Clinical Dermatology at Therapeutics Clinical Research. He is as chief medical editor for Practical Dermatology.He has a background in immunology and has interests in mechanisms of therapy, skin cancer, and medical dermatology. Aside from teaching at medical conferences, he sits on several editorial boards and is an active teacher for dermatologists, industry, and patients.

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Edward (Ted) Lain, MD MBA
Edward (Ted) Lain

Dr Ted Lain is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Austin, Texas since 2006. He serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Sanova Dermatology, a group practice with locations in Texas and Louisiana, as well as the Executive Director for Austin Institute for Clinical Research (AICR). As the Principal Investigator for AICR, Dr Lain has run numerous medical, cosmetic, device and skincare trials since 2013, including over 20 in psoriasis vulgaris.  

He uses his clinical and research experience to assist industry with protocol design, marketing strategy, and sales force training. In addition, he enjoys being a faculty member of numerous domestic and international educational conferences, publishing and editing journal articles, and co-directing the Science of Skincare Summit.

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