Addressing Aspects of Quality of Life When Treating Atopic Dermatitis


 


Course Description:

 

Atopic dermatitis, often incorrectly referred to as eczema, is an inflammatory skin disorder most commonly presenting during early childhood and affecting individuals through adulthood. Disease burden on the health care system is estimated to exceed $4.3 billion annually with urgent care costs doubling in recent years. The recurrent nature of intense itching and eczematous lesions along with increased risk for other diseases of atopy can lead to a significant burden on quality of life. Advances in identifying the genetic and immunologic components of atopic dermatitis is fueling an expansive growth of novel treatment approaches. This will result in improved disease burden with increased utilization and costs. 

During this session, faculty will discuss the complications atopic dermatitis has on quality of life at various ages, treatment strategies to minimize disease burden, the health care utilization and costs involved with the management of atopic dermatitis, and explore emerging agents that improve outcomes in different age groups with atopic dermatitis.

 

Learning Objectives:

 

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the etiology and clinical presentation of atopic dermatitis.
  2. Describe the influence atopic dermatitis has on quality of life both mentally and physically for children, adolescents, adults, and their caregivers.
  3. Recognize the impact atopic dermatitis has on health care utilization and prescription drug costs within managed care organizations.
  4. Discuss current and pipeline treatment options for different age groups with atopic dermatitis.

 

Faculty:

Clive Liu, MD, PLLC, FABD

Director of the Psoriasis Treatment Center

Bellevue Dermatology

 

Stephanie Cho, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Dermatology

Kaiser Permanente Colorado

 

Ashley Ellis, PharmD, CDECS

ImPAcT Director & Assistant Professor

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translation Science

College of Pharmacy

 

Moderator:

Cynthia Reilly, MS, BS Pharm

Chief Operating Officer

AMCP

Accreditation:

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE UAN:0233-0000-21-056-H01-P • Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 1.5
Release Date: October 19, 2021 •  Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
Activity Fee: Free for Members and Non-Members

Participants should claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity that was held in conjunction with Nexus 2021. CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor. Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-21-056-H01-P 1.5 Contact Hours October 19, 2021 - December 31, 2022