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Building Bridges in Psoriatic Arthritis: A Multidisciplinary, Patient-Centered Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Building Bridges in Psoriatic Arthritis: A Multidisciplinary, Patient-Centered Approach to Diagnosis and Management



Time to Complete

1 hour


June 23, 2017


June 23, 2018
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
1.00 / CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by Global Education Group and Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®)

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Program Description

During this Medical Crossfire, expert faculty will engage in a multidisciplinary roundtable discussion that includes a dermatologist, a rheumatologist, a primary care professional, and a patient advocate to discuss how to best optimize and individualize psoriatic arthritis (PsA) management. Despite the substantial progress made in the understanding and treatment of PsA in recent years, numerous published studies indicate that there are many practice gaps and barriers in the management of PsA. This videotaped expert panel discussion covers factors that differentiate cutaneous and musculoskeletal inflammatory disease in PsA. Covered topics include identifying and classifyinq PsA, treatment approaches, comorbidity, quality of life, and the value of cooperative management between dermatologists; rheumatologists; specialty NPs, PAs, and nurses; and patients. This activity provides key guidance for diagnosing and treating psoriatic arthritis, promoting the collaborative care between dermatologists, rheumatologists, and primary care providers in order to not only keep patients’ needs at the heart, but to include them as a member of the multidisciplinary team and involve them in the decision-making process.

Intended Audience

Primary care providers, dermatologists, allergists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with PsA

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Evaluate screening and diagnostic tools for the early identification of individuals with PsA
  • Describe how to incorporate strategies for early evaluation of patients with psoriasis and joint involvement
  • Select appropriate therapy for patients with PsA to minimize disease progression, improve patient adherence to therapy, and enhance patient quality of life
  • Explain how to implement strategies to improve communication and decision-making with patients with PsA
  • Describe the benefits of optimizing interdisciplinary exchanges in the care of patients with psoriatic arthritis

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Policy

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.


Peter Salgo, MD
Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY

Dr. Salgo has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Alan Menter, MD
Chair, Department of Dermatology
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Dr. Menter discloses the following:
Advisory Board: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly and Janssen Biotech, Inc., LEO Pharma
Consultant: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Janssen Biotech, Inc., LEO Pharma, Novartis and Pfizer
Investigator AbbVie, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Janssen Biotech, Inc., LEO Pharma, Merck, Neothetics, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron and Syntrix.
Speaker: AbbVie, Amgen, Janssen Biotech, Inc. and LEO Pharma.

Alexis Ogdie, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ogdie has the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interest to disclose:
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Pfizer, Novartis, and Takeda
Grant/Research Support: Pfizer (to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania)

Ty Westfall
Psoriasis Patient Advocate
Allen, TX

Mr. Westfall has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Global Education Group
Planning Staff: Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, Lindsay Borvansky, Kristen Delisi, NP, Amanda Glazar, PhD, Andrea Funk, and Laura Gilsdorf have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®)
Planning Staff: David Heckard, Maryjo Dixon, RPh, Jyoti Arya, RPh, and Kathleen Bowen have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®). Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 1561024

Designation Statement

This activity is accredited for 1.00 contact hour which includes 0.00 hour(s) of pharmacology.

Activity ID #2305E

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.


The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Global Education Group or Pharmacy Times Continuing Education. This material is prepared based on a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter.

Therefore, health care professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

There is no fee for this educational activity.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or


Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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