A Virtual Reality View: Long-Term Management of Atopic Dermatitis: New and Emerging Targeted Systemic Therapies
This program is not sponsored or programmed by the AAAAI
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Meeting room: Yerba Buena Salon 7
SUNday, February 24, 2019
10:00 AM Eastern 9:00 AM Central 8:00 AM Mountain 7:00 AM Pacific
- Interactive, case-based learning environment
While guidelines regarding the management of AD in children have been published, variability persists in practice. Treatment inconsistencies and the chronic and relapsing nature of AD can lead to frustration for patients, family, and caregivers when managing AD. This program will focus on providing AD caregivers an update on recent pathophysiological findings that drive new therapeutic targets; reviewing severity and diagnosis of AD; and discussing the clinical profiles of existing and emerging agents, with focus on treatment individualization.
Joy Wan, MD, MSCE
Department of Dermatology
University of Pennsylvania
I. AD in pediatric patients: An overview
a. Epidemiology and burden
c. Comorbid conditions
II. Challenges in the diagnosis and Long-term management of AD in pediatric patients
a. Diagnosis made based on clinical signs and symptoms only
b. Clinical phenotypes and endophenotypes show a wide range of heterogeneity in age of onset, course, and presentation
c. Utility of available diagnostic tools to assess disease, severity, and outcomes
d. Utility of biomarkers for diagnosis, treatment decision-making, and treatment response
e. Inconsistent management patterns
f. Selection of optimal front-line therapy for each patient based on traditional standard of care treatment approaches and types of treatment regimens
g. Non-adherence as a barrier to effective management
h. Effect of management decisions on patient QoL
III. Newly-approved and Emerging Targeted Therapeutic Agents for the Management of AD in Pediatric Patients
a. Topical agents
c. Small molecules
IV. Case Study
V. Conclusions and Q & A
After completing the educational activity, learners should be better able to:
- Review recent pathophysiological findings in AD that have informed the selection of new therapeutic targets
- Describe best practices for severity assessment and diagnosis of moderate-to-severe AD in pediatric patients, accounting for biomarkers, phenotype/genotype, comorbidities, and disease burden
- Explain the mechanisms of action and clinical profiles of new and emerging targeted systemic agents for the long-term treatment of AD in pediatric patients
- Discuss how different biomarkers, comorbidities and adherence barriers play a role in long-term treatment decision making for pediatric patients with AD
This activity is intended for US-based dermatologists and other health care professionals who diagnose, treat, and/or manage patients with AD.
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