Advances in Management of Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis in Children and Adolescents

Released On
September 25, 2019

Expires On
September 25, 2020

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Dermatology, Pediatrics

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This activity is provided by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.


Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This educational initiative has been designed for pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants involved in the management of children and adolescents with AD.

Program Overview

Atopic dermatitis (AD) and its associated comorbidities represent a significant healthcare burden due in large part to gaps in care and unmet medical needs pertaining to its diagnosis, assessment and treatment.

Difficulties associated with physician-patient-caregiver interaction that impacts patient adherence are common. Clinicians frequently assume that the information given during an office visit will be carried out appropriately. The identified limitations of physician communication with patients and caregivers, combined with the fact that families do not routinely feel comfortable with the management of their children’s skin disease highlights a critical gap in care of children and adolescents with AD.

Improving clinician-patient-caregiver communication is critical to ensure improved outcomes in AD. This program will provide strategies to engage patients in their care, including the use of a written action plan for AD. It will also review updated guidelines, recommendations, and recent clinical evidence to inform treatment decisions to alleviate symptom burden of AD and its severity.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Accurately diagnose and assess severity of disease in children and adolescents with AD
  • Utilize guidelines to design treatment plans for patients with AD based on disease severity
  • Identify patients with AD who are inadequately controlled on topical therapy and are candidates for treatment with biologic therapy
  • Discuss efficacy and safety of biologic therapies for the management of patients with AD


Peter A. Lio, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Dermatology and Pediatrics
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine and Partner
Medical Dermatology Associates
Chicago, Illinois

Peck Y. Ong, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
University of Southern California
Attending Physician
Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Accreditation Statement

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Peter A. Lio, MD

  • Consulting Fees: AbbVie; Eli Lilly and Company; Exeltis; Galderma Laboratories, LP; gpower, Inc.; Heel (Biologische Heilmittel Heel, GmbH); IntraDerm Pharmaceuticals; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products; Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.; L’Oreal/La Roche Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique; Pfizer Inc.; Pierre-Fabre Dermatologie; Realm Therapeutics; Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; Theraplex; TopMD; UCB; Unilever; Valeant Pharmaceuticals
  • Speakers’ Bureaus: Galderma Laboratories, LP; La Roche Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique; Pfizer; Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Contracted Research: AbbVie; AOBiome, LLC; Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Ownership Interests: Altus Labs/Franklin BioScience; DermVeda; Syncere Skin Systems; Theraplex

Peck Y. Ong, MD

  • Consulting Fees: AbbVie; Pfizer Inc.
  • Contracted Research: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Integrity Continuing Education and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of September 24, 2019 through September 24, 2020, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed post-test with a score of 70% or higher.

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