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Clinical Case Discussions in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
James Song, MD
Supported by independent educational grants from Janssen Biotech, Inc and UCB

Challenging clinical cases of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis will be discussed along with a discussion of how to approach topical therapy and when to consider systemic treatments. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will assess clinical cases of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and diagram the approach to topical and systemic therapies.
  • Participants will identify cardiovascular, metabolic, and psychological co-morbidities and discuss treatment options.
  • Participants will identify clinical cases in skin of color.

Faculty

User: James Song
James Song
MD

Dr. Song is the director of clinical research at Frontier Dermatology Partners. He is also a clinical instructor at the University of Washington and Silver Falls Dermatology. He specializes in inflammatory skin diseases, including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and hidradenitis suppurativa. Dr. Song is a regular contributor to the dermatology literature and speaks across the country as a key opinion leader.

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Editors

User: jasonhawkes@learnskin.com
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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