December 23, 2020
December 22, 2021
Dermatologists, Nurse practitioners (nps), Pediatric dermatologists, Physician assistants (pas), Primary care physicians
Atopic dermatitis, Comorbidities, Quality of life, Systemic therapy, Type 2 inflammation
Brad P. Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD, FAOCD
Dr. Glick’s Dermatology residency training was performed at the Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida where he earned certiﬁcates in Dermatologic, Mohs Micrographic, and Laser Surgery.
He is a Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice, and National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Dr. Glick has also served as past President of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD), President of the Foundation for Osteopathic Dermatology (FOD), and past President of the Broward County Dermatologic Society.
Elizabeth Swanson, MD, FAAD
Dr. Swanson is a board-certified dermatologist and pediatric dermatologist. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. She attended college at the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with honors as an English major. After that she obtained her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She performed her internship at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and went on to complete her dermatology residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. After that, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona. She was in private practice in Colorado from 2011 through 2020. She moved to Boise, Idaho in summer 2020 to become the first and only pediatric dermatologist in the state of Idaho.
She served as Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Colorado Dermatological Society. She was a member of the Legislative Council for the Colorado Medical Society from 2016 through 2020. She is an active lecturer at conferences discussing pediatric dermatology with audiences across the country. She has been selected as a “Top Doc” by 5280 Magazine every year from 2012 through 2020. She is on staff at St Luke’s Children’s Hospital where she sees hospital consults and performs procedures.
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by intense itching and recurrent eczematous lesions. The disease affects up to 20% of children and up to 3% of adults. AD usually starts in childhood, and may represent the cutaneous manifestation of an “atopic march” in which most patients also develop asthma and allergic rhinitis.
AD has a tremendous negative impact on the quality of life of both patients and their families. The disease is associated with several comorbidities, including mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD), hypertension, obesity, infections, osteoporosis, fractures, vitiligo, alopecia areata, visual problems, and dental issues. Patients are more accident-prone Sleep disturbances are common, and persist even during periods of remission.
This online curriculum will examine the clinical characteristics, the current immuno-pathophysiology, and the psychosocial and quality of life impact of AD on patients across age groups, and provide strategies to individualize treatment for patients with atopic dermatitis.
ACCME Accreditation Statement
The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The National Association for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 121222. This activity is approved for 0.25 contact hour(s).
Disclosure of Commercial Support
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
Brad P. Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD, FAOCD
Program Director, Dermatology Residency
Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs
Deputy Chair, Individual Giving Committee, AAD
Vice President, Florida Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Elizabeth (Lisa) Swanson, MD
Ada West Dermatology
St Luke’s Children’s Hospital
Joshua Kilbridge, Medical Writer
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Faculty disclosures are provided below:
Individual Disclosure Statements
Brad Glick, DO has disclosed the following financial relationships: :
- Investigator: AbbVie, Celgene, ChemoCentryx, Dermira, and Sun Pharma.
- Advisory Board Member: AbbVie, Celgene, Dermavant, Dermira, Genzyme, Lilly Novartis, Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, Sanofi, and Sun Pharma.
- Speaker/Teaching: AbbVie, Celgene, Dermira, Lilly, Ortho Dermatologics, Novartis, Pfizer, and Sun Pharma.
Elizabeth (Lisa) Swanson, MD has disclosed the following financial relationships:
- Advisory Board Member: Sanofi Regeneron, Janssen, Lilly, Ortho Dermatologics, Cassiopea
- Speakers Bureau: Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, Amgen, Sanofi Regneron, Almirall, Janssen, Lilly
- Speaking/Teaching: Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, Amgen, Sanofi Regneron, Almirall, Janssen, Lilly
Gregg Sherman, MD, Activity Planning Committee, has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined commercial interest.
Laurl Ann Matey, MSN, RN, CHPN, Activity Planning Committee, has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined commercial interest.
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, Activity Planning Committee, has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined commercial interest.
Michelle Frisch, MPH, Activity Planning Committee, has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined commercial interest.
Sheila Lucas, CWEP, Activity Planning Committee, has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined commercial interest.
Joshua Kilbridge, Medical Writer, has no relevant conflicts of interest with any ACCME-defined commercial interest.
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4. Physicians who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit.
5. Nurse Practitioners who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive AANP CE credit.
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Course format/medium: Internet CME Activity
Estimated time to complete the activity: 15 minutes
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