A Holistic Approach to Multidisciplinary Management of Atopic Dermatitis in Pediatric Patients: Lessons from an Academic Medical Center

Released On
June 29, 2020

Expires On
June 29, 2021

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Allergy & Immunology, Dermatology, Pediatrics, Primary Care


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This activity is provided by National Jewish Health.

This project was supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.

Credit Available

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

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

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of allergists, dermatologists, and secondarily, pediatricians who are involved in the care and treatment of patients with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis.

Program Overview

This one-hour CME-certified enduring activity will cover how to distinguish the clinical features of AD, current research on the safety, efficacy and mechanisms of action of current and emerging therapies for pediatric patients with AD, using the stepwise approach to select treatment and how to develop strategies for a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to management.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Distinguish clinical features of Atopic Dermatitis
  2. Summarize research on the safety, efficacy, and mechanisms of action of current and emerging therapies for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in pediatric patients.
  3. Select treatments for pediatric patients with Atopic Dermatitis utilizing a stepwise approach.
  4. Develop strategies for a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to the management of atopic dermatitis in pediatric patients.


Program Chair and Presenter

Donald Y M Leung, MD, PhD

Donald Y M Leung, MD, PhD

Edelstein Chair of Pediatric Allergy-Immunology
Head, Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Program Chair and Presenter

Mark Boguniewicz, MD

Mark Boguniewicz, MD

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
National Jewish Health and University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Program Presenter

Bruce Lanser, MD, MPH

Bruce Lanser, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Food Allergy Program
Associate Director, Pediatric Allergy Fellowship Program
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Program Presenter

Elizabeth Swanson, MD

Elizabeth Swanson, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist
Board Certified Pediatric Dermatologist
Denver, CO

Program Presenter

Jennifer Moyer-Darr, LCSW

Manager, Pediatric Behavioral Health
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Accreditation Statement

Physicians: National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

National Jewish Health designates this multicomponent online enduring program of activities for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Credit Designation

Physician Credit Designation Statement

National Jewish Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, National Jewish Health requires that all program faculty, content developers, CME approval committee, and those in position to control the content of this activity disclose any significant financial interest or other relationship with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of non-profit or governmental organizations and non-health care related companies. Our goal is to ensure that there is no compromise of the ethical relationship that exists between those in a position to control the content of the activity and those attending the activity and their respective professional duties.

All CME educational activities sponsored by National Jewish Health are reviewed by our faculty CME committee to ensure a balanced and evidence-based presentation. Any potential conflict of interest among program faculty has been identified and resolved according to ACCME guidelines.

Contributing Clinical Faculty

Donald Y M Leung, MD, PhD

  • Dr. Leung discloses that he is a Consultant for Abbvie, Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer and on an Advisory Board for Aimmune Therapuetics

Mark Boguniewicz, MD

  • Dr. Boguniewicz discloses that he is on an Advisory Board for Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme, Pfizer and Lilly, an Investigator for Regeneron, a Speaker for Regeneron and Sanofi-Genzyme and a Consultant for Abbvie.

Elizabeth Swanson, MD

  • Dr. Swanson discloses that she is on an Advisory Board for Janssen and Lilly and Speaker for Amgen, Sanofi Regeneron, Pfizer, Janssen, Almirall and Ortho Dermatologics.

Bruce Lanser, MD, MPH

  • Dr. Lanser discloses that he is on an Advisory Board for Aimmune Therapeutics, Glaxo Smith Kline, Allergenis and Genentech, an Investigator for Aimmune Therapeutics and DBV Technologies and a Consultant and Speaker for Aimmune Therapeutics.

Jennifer Moyer-Darr, LCSW

  • Discloses that she is a speaker for the National Eczema Association.

Faculty, Planners and Reviewers

Ronina A. Covar, MD

  • Dr. Covar discloses she is a consultant for Sanofi, and investigator for GlaxoSmithKline and a consultant for Cohero Health

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, Andrea Harshman, MHA, CHCP, CMP-HC, Aubrey Shoe, MA and the patient and caregiver featured in the video segments have no financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Submit the evaluation form.
Certificates will be emailed to the participant

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