Free Dermatology CME

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    ScientiaCME Dermatology CME

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Allergy, Dermatology

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 3
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Expiration of CME credit: Two years after release
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    ScientiaCME Allergy – Urticaria and Psoriasis

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Allergy or Dermatology

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 2
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Expiration of CME credit: Two years after release
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    Systemic lupus erythematosus: therapeutic updates and optimizing treatment

    Activity Description / Statement of Need:

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease with heterogeneous etiologies and clinical phenotypes, all with varying degrees of severity. Although the precise mechanism of SLE-related autoimmunity is still uncertain, strong evidence implicates a combination of genetic and environmental factors in the disease pathology. For most of the medical community, the primary challenges of SLE management stem from the disease heterogeneity, which leads to difficulty in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring.

    Evidence suggests that there are a number of gaps in the treatment of lupus stemming from a suboptimal patient-provider relationship. Suggested remedies include a: patient-centered approach to care, improvement of disease awareness, focus on taking adequate time to provide disease and treatment information as well as treatment adherence, and sensitivity to patient concerns.

    Target Audience:

    Rheumatologists and primary care physicians and other specialists who care for patients with SLE (e.g., dermatologists, nephrologists, OBGYNs); physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who practice in rheumatology; and any other HCPs with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with SLE.

    By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

    • Describe the pathophysiology of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with a focus on the factors affecting disease progression, remission, and therapeutic mechanisms
    • Recall identification of SLE disease activity, flares, and treatment goals, both short- and long-term
    • Describe the influence of disease activity and corticosteroid use on organ damage in SLE
    • Evaluate available and emerging therapeutic options for SLE, individualizing treatment regimens based on patient and disease characteristics
    • Discuss the role and importance of patient-provider communication in charting a course of optimal treatment
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    • Credit hours: .75
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 12/17/2020
    • Expiration of CME credit: 12/17/2022
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    Updates in psoriasis management: Contemporary practice and novel therapies

    Activity Description / Statement of Need:

    In this online, self-learning activity:

    Psoriasis, characterized by chronic inflammation of the skin and hyperproliferation and abnormal differentiation of the stratified epidermis, is one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the US. With a clinical presentation of red, scaly plaques on the skin that range in severity from minor, localized lesions to complete body coverage, it is also associated with inflammation of the joints and enthesial attachments and has potential of articular destruction—a complication known as psoriatic arthritis that affects up to 30% of those with the disease. Aside from its direct effects on the skin, it is also reduces quality of life associated with cardiac and psychiatric comorbidities. Over half of patients with psoriasis are unsatisfied with their disease management, and half of patients with mild disease are untreated while the same is true for a fifth of patients with severe disease.

    This activity has been designed to bring HCPs’ knowledge of current and emerging screening and treatment strategies for psoriasis up to date and to improve their competence and performance in treating it. This program has also been designed to review treatment strategies and raise awareness of gaps in care of patients with psoriasis and review strategies to promote adherence.

    Target Audience:

    HCPs specializing in: Dermatologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who practice in dermatology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with psoriasis.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1.25
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 10/05/2021
    • Expiration of CME credit: 10/05/2023
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    Identification and management moderate-to-severe psoriatic arthritis: stopping the disease in its tracks and meeting unmet needs

    Activity Description / Statement of Need:

    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic, progressive disease that, untreated, may be associated with permanent joint damage, disability, impaired quality of life, and cardiovascular disease. Globally, it affects 0.1-1% of people, it is a common comorbidity of patients with psoriasis, affecting up to a quarter of those with moderate-to-severe disease. affecting them in a quarter percent of the U.S. population. PsA is an immune-mediated disease characterized by inflammation of the skin and nails disease or a family history of psoriasis in association with pluralistic musculoskeletal disease that may involve entheses, the spine, and peripheral joints. Unlike the clinical manifestations of inflammatory, pathophysiological processes of psoriasis, a failure to intervene early in PsA with treatment often results in damage that is irreversible. In all, patients with PsA incur about four times the direct medical costs as compared to the average medical patient.

    This accredited educational activity identifies the critical components of the management process and offer solutions to close gaps in diagnosis and care, with the ultimate goals being the improvement of psoriatic arthritis management, treatment adherence, and health and cost outcomes. 

    Target Audience:

    The following HCPs: rheumatologists, dermatologists, and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who practice in rheumatology and immunology; and any other HCPs with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with PsA.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 02/23/2022
    • Expiration of CME credit: 02/23/2023
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    Scratching the itch: Addressing unmet needs and updates in the pharmacotherapeutic management of atopic dermatitis (AD)

    Activity Description / Statement of Need:

    In this online, self-learning activity:

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, highly pruritic inflammatory skin disease that is one of the most common skin disorders in children but may develop at any age. It affects 15-30% of children and two to ten percent of adults in developed countries, and between 10-30% of children who have the condition continue to experience it in adulthood. AD is thought to arise from a complicated interplay between multiple genes and environmental triggers, with known risk factors including family history and loss of function mutations in filaggrin. Complications include food allergy, asthma, and allergic rhinitis, and aside from genetics, its pathophysiology involves T-cell mediated inflammation and epidermal dysfunction. The disease is associated with a considerable healthcare burden placed on patients and their families; pruritis aside, patients not uncommonly suffer a loss of sleep and experience secondary infections, anxiety, and depression.

    Target Audience:

    The following HCPs: Pediatric and adult dermatologists, allergists, and internists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who treat patients with dermatologic conditions; and any other HCPs with an interest in or who diagnose, treat, or manage patients with AD.

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      Looking acne straight in the face: Treatment updates and challenges, with an emphasis on moderate to severe cases

      Acne is one of the most common skin conditions treated by physicians, affecting 40 to 50 million people in the U.S. Although the disease can affect patients at any age, acne occurs most commonly during the adolescent years, with a prevalence as high as 85%. In 20% of cases, the acne is severe, resulting in permanent physical scarring as well as a mental health burden. That burden may include increased prevalence of mood disorders, psychiatric hospitalizations, school absenteeism, unemployment, and suicidality.

      Acne is a multifactorial inflammatory disease affecting the hair follicles of the skin. While an understanding of acne pathogenesis is one that is continuously evolving, key pathogenic factors include follicular hyper-keratinization, microbial colonization, sebum production, and complex immune and inflammatory mechanisms. Other research suggests that neuroendocrine regulatory mechanisms, diet, and genetic and factors all may contribute to the multifactorial process of acne pathogenesis. Professional guidelines for the treatment of acne vulgaris in adolescents and adults highlight the roles of topical and systemic pharmacotherapies as well as non-pharmacologic treatment modalities, including lasers and photodynamic therapy. However, in the time since the guidelines were published, newer medications have been approved or entered late stage clinical investigation. Communicating related information to HCPs in a timely manner is a demonstrated need.

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      • Cost: Free
      • Credit hours: 1
      • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
      • Format: On-Demand Online
      • Material last updated: 11/1/2022
      • Expiration of CME credit: 11/1/2024