Clinical Briefings™: Expanding the Armamentarium in Psoriasis Treatment: Where Do TYK2 Inhibitors Fit Into the Treatment Landscape?

Released On
November 27, 2019

Expires On
November 27, 2020

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Dermatology, Primary Care, Rheumatology


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This activity is provided by Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC.


Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.0 Contact Hours.

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

Target Audience

This online educational activity is directed toward dermatologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals who are involved in the treatment of patients with psoriasis.

Program Overview

Psoriasis is the most common immune-mediated inflammatory disease in the United States, affecting approximately 2% to 3% of the population. No cure exists for this chronic, painful, and disfiguring skin condition with its unpredictable course of symptoms, external triggers, and significant comorbidities that can substantially reduce a patient’s quality of life. In the past decade, significant research has increased the understanding of the pathophysiology of psoriasis, leading to the development of targeted disease-modifying therapies. One of those targets is tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2), a member of the Janus kinase family. Evidence has demonstrated that TYK2 activity is necessary to signal the interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23 cytokines, and type I interferons, and that blocking TYK2 activity inhibits the signaling effects of IL-12 and IL-23 to ultimately interrupt cellular processes involved in the formation of psoriatic lesions. Furthermore, capitalizing on the TYK2 activity pathway versus a JAK mechanism may provide novel selective treatment agents for psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases without the hematological adverse effects seen with JAK inhibition.

In this Clinical Briefings™ program, a series of audio interviews with dermatology expert Jashin Wu, MD, will update clinicians on emerging agents for the treatment of psoriasis and provide insights and latest evidence for individualized management of psoriasis.

Benefits of Participating

  • Update your knowledge of treat-to-target guidelines that may improve patient outcomes and treatment satisfaction
  • Learn new strategies to improve patient adherence to treatment
  • Build confidence in managing patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis by incorporating biologic therapies into treatment plans
  • Gain awareness of the pathophysiology behind emerging psoriasis treatments and recent data on their efficacy and safety

Learning Objectives

  • Review the etiology, pathophysiology, and diagnostic considerations of psoriasis
  • Evaluate the latest data on the efficacy, safety, and dosing administration of novel TYK2 inhibitors for patients with psoriasis
  • Examine the potential impact of targeted TYK2 inhibitors on treatment of patients with psoriasis


Jashin J. Wu, MD

Founder and CEO, Dermatology Research and Education Foundation
Founder and Course Director
San Diego Dermatology Symposium, May 29-31, 2020
Irvine, CA

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Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Jashin J. Wu, MD

  • Consultant: AbbVie, Almirall, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Dermira, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Eli Lilly, Janssen, LEO Pharma, Novartis, Promius Pharma, Regeneron, Sun Pharmaceutical, UCB, Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Celgene, Novartis, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, Sun Pharmaceutical, UCB, Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC.

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