• Dermatology

    In the field of dermatologic medicine, Paradigm has designed and implemented CME/CE activities focused on a wide variety of areas, including Atopic Dermatitis, Acne, Acne Scarring, Actinic Keratosis, Psoriasis, Tinea Pedis, and Onychomycosis.

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CONFRONTING CHALLENGES IN PLAQUE PSORIASIS MANAGEMENT: CHOICES, CONTROVERSIES, AND CASE STUDIES

This educational webinar describes current knowledge of the inflammatory pathways involved in the pathophysiology of psoriasis and how newer biologic agents target these pathways for effective disease management. The case-based faculty discussion illustrates practical application of the science to guideline-accordant treatment of psoriasis, keeping in mind individual disease manifestations and possible comorbidities.

 

EMERGING THERAPIES IN THE TREATMENT OF MILD-TO-MODERATE ATOPIC DERMATITIS

This initiative consists of a series of live satellite symposia and an enduring webinar that includes video of faculty presentations synced with PowerPoint slides along with embedded interactive polling questions. These activities provide dermatology clinicians with relevant information on the role of immune abnormalities and skin-barrier dysfunction in the development of AD and how this understanding informs and can help guide treatment selection. Expert faculty discuss the recent guidelines for diagnosis and management of AD, and summarize data on current and emerging topical and systemic therapies to help providers optimize treatment outcomes.

 

CONFRONTING CHALLENGES IN PLAQUE PSORIASIS MANAGEMENT: CHOICES, CONTROVERSIES, AND CASE STUDIES

Psoriasis is a disorder that requires optimal care by clinicians who understand how to treat patients as individuals based on their personal and disease characteristics, as well as the nuances of available agents. This webinar features dermatology experts describing how to tailor psoriasis therapy based on pathophysiology, disease symptoms, and patient goals; illustrating the incorporation of newly approved biologic agents for moderate and severe disease. The faculty discussion of the interactive polling questions and cases provides practical clinical insights on management of psoriasis.

 

ADVANCING THE CARE OF POST-ACNE SCARRING: EXPERT INSIGHTS INTO NEW TREATMENT OPTIONS

Optimal management of patients with atrophic facial scars of acne vulgaris requires mindfulness of the patient's psychosocial burden; familiarity with the latest evidence-based data on efficacy and safety of available treatment modalities; and the ability to match a patient's skin type, unique scar formation, and desired outcomes with the most appropriate treatment. During this CME-accredited activity, a panel of experts will address barriers to optimal treatment through presentations integrating didactic content with video case studies that include relevant demonstrations of patient assessment and treatment.

This activity expired for credit on May 11, 2017

 

THE ROLE OF EMERGING THERAPIES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PEMPHIGUS VULGARIS

Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disease associated with significant morbidity when not treated promptly. The advent of corticosteroids largely eliminated the mortality risk associated with pemphigus, but exposes patients to risk of bone loss and infection and is contraindicated in some patients. While the rarity of this disease has challenged the development of randomized controlled trials, other agents have shown promise. This interactive web monograph provides an overview of PV and its diagnosis and current treatment as well as data on the safety and efficacy of emerging adjuvant and alternative therapies such as mycophenolate mofetil, intravenous immunoglobulins, rituximab, dapsone, and methotrexate.

This activity expired for credit on April 29, 2107

 

ADVANCES IN PSORIASIS: A CASE-BASED EXCHANGE FOCUSED ON TREATMENT CHALLENGES IN MODERATE TO SEVERE PSORIASIS

Dermatologists, along with PAs and NPs who specialize in dermatology, are at the forefront of managing psoriasis, which is estimated to affect up to 7.4 million adults in the United States. During this series of 3 live meetings, expert faculty will describe the characteristics of different severity levels of psoriasis, review appropriate treatment selection for moderate to severe psoriasis based on characteristics of available therapies and patient characteristics, and discuss effective strategies to address barriers to treatment adherence among patients with psoriasis, with the goal of improving patient outcomes.

This activity expired for credit on February 2, 2017

 

RECENT ADVANCES AND EMERGING TRENDS IN ONYCHOMYCOSIS MANAGEMENT: A SERIES OF LIVE CME SATELLITE SYMPOSIA AND AN ENDURING ON-DEMAND WEBINAR

Onychomycosis - a chronic infectious disease with significant medical and psychosocial consequences - can be extremely challenging to eradicate. To manage onychomycosis effectively, clinicians need to understand the etiology, diagnosis, and management of onychomycosis as a chronic infectious disease. They must also understand the characteristics of current topical, systemic, and mechanical treatments and be able to appropriately integrate new and emerging therapies into their practice based on treatment benefits and risks and patient factors. This initiative was designed to educate dermatologic clinicians on recent advances and emerging trends in onychomycosis management based on evidence from clinical trials, data on newer antifungal agents, and expert opinion and recommendations.

This activity expired for credit on February 23, 2017

 

ADVANCES IN ATOPIC DERMATITIS: EXPERT INSIGHTS INTO NEW AND EMERGING THERAPIES

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, inflammatory, relapsing disorder that can result from a number of different factors including genetics, immune system dysfunction, and possibly environmental exposures. Because there is no known cure, treating patients with AD can be challenging and often frustrating for both the clinician and the patient. This CME provides information on the role of immune abnormalities and skin-barrier dysfunction in the development of AD and how this understanding informs and can help guide treatment selection. Expert faculty will discuss the 2014 AAD guidelines and other recent guidelines for diagnosis and management of AD, and summarize data on current and emerging topical and systemic therapies to help providers optimize treatment outcomes.

This activity expired for credit on November 30, 2016

 

MANAGEMENT OF POST-ACNE SCARRING: ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE

This series of CME meetings for dermatologists, NPs, PAs, and other healthcare professionals who manage atrophic facial scars of acne vulgaris featured experts addressing barriers to optimal care, focusing on benefits of a thorough patient evaluation, evidence-based treatment using new and emerging treatment, and patient-centric principles.

This activity expired for credit on October 16, 2016

 

STRATEGIES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF ACTINIC KERATOSIS

This CME initiative was designed to educate participants on evidence-based management of AK, including the rationale for combination approaches and selection of the most appropriate topical agents based on safety, adherence, and efficacy data from current and ongoing trials.

This activity expired for credit on March 22, 2016

 

NAILING THE CURE: ADVANCING THE MANAGEMENT OF ONYCHOMYCOSIS

This CME initiative was designed to educate dermatologists and dermatology and podiatry residents who treat and manage patients with onychomycosis about the importance of correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment of this common condition as well as the benefits and limitations of new and emerging treatment agents and how to integrate them into current protocols to optimize results.

This activity expired for credit on July 31, 2015

 

A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: OPTIMIZING TREATMENT OUTCOMES IN TINEA PEDIS

This CME/CE/CPE series of meetings provided dermatologists, podiatrists, PAs, NPs, and retail pharmacists with guidance on appropriate use of topical antifungal treatments for tinea pedis, including evidence-based data on traditional and newer antifungal agents and expert strategies for improving patient adherence.

This activity expired for credit on October 15, 2014

 

STRATEGIES FOR OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT OF ACTINIC KERATOSIS

This series of 10 CME/CE-certified meetings was designed to educate dermatologists and dermatology NPs and PAs on the pathophysiology of AK, evidence-based management and the rationale for combination approaches, moving beyond cryotherapy alone - the current standard of care.

This activity expired for credit in May 2014