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F029 - Practical Approaches to Assessing Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Patients in Clinic

Friday, February 16; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of assessing patients for psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis.
  • Select tools and scales for the clinical assessment of disease severity and quality of life in patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis for routine clinical use.
  • Use clinical assessment results to select appropriate treatment regimen with the goal of treating to target for patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis for better patient outcomes.


The session will be helpful in expanding physician knowledge base and improving clinical confidence and effectiveness in assessing disease severity and quality of life tools in treating patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The session will consist of five didactic presentations, interactive patient assessment demonstrations, and virtual patient assessment experiences. Participants will receive implementation tools consisting of laminated pocket cards, reference booklets, score cards, checklists, and apps, as deemed appropriate by expert psoriasis and PsA faculty to ensure practicality in aiding participants in improving their clinical practice (while supplies last). This activity has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for up to 20 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment points. For more information about MOC, please visit the ABD website at www.abderm.org


  • Callis-Duffin, Kristina Patrice, MD: AbbVie – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H); Amgen – A(H), C(H); Bristol-Myers Squibb – C(Fees); Celgene Corporation – A(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Eli Lilly and Company – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc – A(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Novartis – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Pfizer Inc. – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Sienna Biopharmaceuticals – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Gelfand, Joel M., MD, MSCE: AbbVie – I(Grants/Research Funding); BMS – C(Fees); Boehringer Ingelheim – C(H); Celgene Corporation – I(Grants/Research Funding); Eli Lilly and Company – O(Fees); GlaxoSmithKline – C(H); Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Ortho Dermatologics – I(Grants/Research Funding); Pfizer Inc. – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Sanofi US Services – C(H); Society for Investigative Dermatology – O(H); UCB – O(Fees);
  • Merola, Joseph, MD, MSc: AbbVie – A(H), SP(H); Biogen – C(Fees), I(Grants/Research Funding); Eli Lilly and Company – A(Grants/Research Funding); Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc – A(H); Novartis – A(H); Pfizer Inc. – I(NC);
  • Strober, Bruce Elliot, MD, PhD: AbbVie – A(H), C(H), I(NC), O(NC); Affibody – C(Fees); Almirall – C(H); Amgen – C(H), I(NC); Boehringer Ingelheim – C(H), I(NC); Bristol-Myers Squibb – A(H), C(Fees); Celgene Corporation – A(H), C(H), I(NC); Dermavant Sciences – C(Fees); Dermira – A(H), C(H); Eli Lilly and Company – A(H), C(H), I(NC); Galderma Research & Development, LLC – I(Grants/Research Funding); GlaxoSmithKline – C(H); Janssen-Ortho Inc. – A(H), C(H), I(NC), O(NC); Leo Pharma Inc – C(H); Medac Pharma, Inc – C(H); Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd – C(Fees); Menlo Therapeutics – C(H); Merck & Co., Inc – I(NC); Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. – A(H), C(H); Ortho Dermatologics – C(H); Pfizer Inc. – A(H), C(H), I(NC); Sanofi/Regeneron – A(H), C(H); Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. – A(H), C(H), I(NC); UCB – A(H), C(Fees);
  • Takeshita, Junko, MD, PhD: Pfizer Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding);
Friday, February 16
1:00 PM
Dr. Gelfand / Introduction
1:05 PM
Dr. Callis-Duffin / Patient assessment demonstration and clinical use of assessment tools for psoriasis
1:45 PM
Dr. Merola / Patient Assessment Demonstration and Clinic for Psoriatic Arthritis
2:25 PM
Dr. Strober / Assessments for health related quality of life for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patents
2:40 PM
Dr. Takeshita / Treat to target for psoriasis and PsA
2:55 PM
Dr. Gelfand / Closing
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, February 16
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 4
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE, FAAD
  • Bruce Elliot Strober, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Joseph Merola, MD, MSc, FAAD
  • Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
  • Kristina Patrice Callis-Duffin, MD, FAAD - Handout