A Virtual Reality View: Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Long-Term Treatment and Managed Care Issues

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


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  • Interactive, case-based learning environment


Geoffrey C. Wall, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Professor of Clinical Sciences
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Consulting Partner
Medical Intelligence Group, PLLC
Des Moines, IA

Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


I. AD in Pediatric Patients: An Overview
  a. Epidemiology and Burden
  b. Pathophysiology
  c. Comorbid conditions

II. Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of AD in Pediatric Patients
  a. Utility of biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment response
  b. Inconsistent management patterns
  c. Selection of optimal front-line therapy for each patient based on traditional standard of care treatment approaches and types of treatment regimens
  d. Non-adherence as a barrier to effective management
  e. 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
  b. Biologics
  c. Small molecules

IV. Discuss the benefits of patient-centered health care management teams for pediatric patients with AD and the respective roles of team members
  a. Analysis of relevant patient factors
  b. Evidence suggesting the benefits of a patient-centered, team-based management approach
  c. Team members and their respective roles
  d. Unique Role of Community Pharmacists

V. Case Study

VI. Conclusions


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 adult and 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 adult and pediatric patients
  • Discuss how different biomarkers, comorbidities and adherence barriers play a role in long-term treatment decision making for adult and pediatric patients with AD


This activity is intended for US-based pharmacists, managed care professionals, pediatric dermatologists and other healthcare professions who diagnose, treat, and/or manage patients with AD


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Med Learning Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the live activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with atopic dermatitis.

CNE Credits:1.5 ANCC Contact Hour(s)

CNE Accreditation Statement:

Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


ACPEAMEDCO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this program qualifies for up to 1.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.
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