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Atopic Dermatitis: Comorbidities and Treatment Safety Outcomes - June 2020

Making A Difference for Your Atopic Dermatitis Patients: Pathways to Improving Outcomes in Atopic Dermatitis and its Comorbidities - Updated June, 2020
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Launch Date:
December 12, 2019
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

Dermatologists, allergists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants

Relevant Terms:

Atopic dermatitis, pediatric dermatology, adult dermatology

Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD

Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD
Department of Dermatology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Steve Feldman received his MD and PhD degrees from Duke University and completed dermatology residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and dermatopathology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina.  He is Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, Social Sciences & Health Policy and Molecular Medicine & Translational Science at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.  He leads the Center for Dermatology Research, a health services research center whose mission is to improve the care of patients with skin disease. Dr. Feldman served on the American Academy of Dermatology’s atopic dermatitis guidelines committee.  He has done ground breaking work on patients’ adherence to their medication treatment regimens, the latter leading to the Wake Forest spin off company Causa Research.  Feldman’s clinical work led him to an interest in patient satisfaction.  Feldman created the www.DrScore.com doctor rating/patient satisfaction website.  He has given invited lectures to dermatology groups and organizations around the world including the Pan Arab Dermatology Meeting held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Iranian Dermatology Society meeting in Tehran, Iran, and the Pan Asian Dermatology Meeting held in Seoul, Korea.  Feldman’s experiences in medicine have led him to try to see how others perceive things, leading to his book Compartments and his recent novella Bent Toward Justice.  Feldman serves on the board of the North Carolina-based Coalition for Peace with Justice.  His research has been published in over 1,000 Medline-reference articles. Feldman also serves as the editor of the Journal of Dermatological Treatment and the Journal of Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery and as chief medical editor of The Dermatologist.

Robert Sidbury, MD, MPH

Robert Sidbury, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Dermatology
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Robert Sidbury MD, MPH got his undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University, and his Masters in Public Health from Harvard.  He did his internship and residency at UCSF and the Oregon Health and Science University, and completed fellowships at Northwestern University  and Harvard.   He has held faculty positions at Harvard Medical School and the University of Washington School of Medicine where he is currently Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and chief of the division of dermatology.  His clinical and research interests include atopic dermatitis, vascular tumors of infancy, vitamin D, and pediatric health services.   He spends most of his time outside of work playing with his thirteen year old daughter Claire. 

1. Develop strategies for the co-management of atopic dermatitis (AD) and its associated comorbid conditions
2. Identify and manage side effects associated with current AD treatments, including ocular events
3. Tailor treatment regimens for AD based on current guideline recommendations and patient-specific characteristics
4. Facilitate shared decision-making (SDM) for patients with AD through patient engagement and education 

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of allergists, dermatologists, pediatric dermatologists (MD/DOs), and nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs) who manage patients with atopic dermatitis.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Horizon CME and Real CME. Horizon CME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Dr. Feldman has served as a Consultant for Abbvie, Alvotech, Advance Medical, Caremark, Celgene, Galderma Laboratories, L.P., Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Blobal, Janssen, Kikaku, Leo Pharma Inc., Lilly, Medical Quality Enhancement Corporation, Merck & Co., Inc, Mylan, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron, Sanofi, Sienna, Sun Pharma, Suncare Research, Ortho Dermatology and Xenoport. He has served as a Speaker for Abbvie, Celgene, Janssen, Leo Pharma Inc., Lilly, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron, Sanofi, Sun Pharma, Taro, and Ortho Dermatology. He has received grant support from Abbvie, Celgene, Galderma Laboratories, L.P., Janssen, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, and Taro. He is Founder, Stock holder, Chief Technology Officer for Causa Technologies. He has received Royalties form Informa, UpToDate and Xlibris. He is a majority stock owner in Mecial Quality Enhancement.

Dr. Sidbury 
Dr. Robert Sidbury has served on an Advisory Board for Pfizer. He has served as an investigator for Regeneron and Brickell. He has served as a Consultant for Micreos.
Other Contributor/Planner Disclosures
Additional non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 
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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Supporter Acknowledgement
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.




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