Medical Crossfire: How Do Recent Pathophysiological Findings in Pustular Psoriasis Have the Potential to Shape a New Treatment Paradigm?

Released On
July 28, 2020

Expires On
July 28, 2021

Media Type

Completion Time
90 minutes

Allergy & Immunology, Dermatology


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

This activity is supported an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurses — 1.5 Contact Hours

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

Target Audience

These activities are intended for attendees of the 2020 AAD Annual Meeting, including dermatologists, NPs, and PAs involved in the care and treatment of patients with pustular psoriasis.

Program Overview

The Medical Crossfire®, one of PER’s signature educational formats, is a video-based program in which a panel of distinguished experts engage in spirited discussions and debates on a particular clinical topic. In this activity, 4 key thought leaders explore the types and features of pustular psoriasis with a focus on the pathophysiological findings that have led to emerging treatments for the management of this devastating skin condition. This engaging discussion will help place new developments into clinical context for clinicians to optimize care of patients with pustular psoriasis.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Identify different types of pustular psoriasis based on symptom recognition, location, and accurate assessment of disease severity
  • Discuss recent pathophysiological findings in pustular psoriasis to differentiate from plaque psoriasis
  • Demonstrate increased knowledge of clinical data on emerging biologic therapies targeting the inflammatory pathway for treatment of pustular psoriasis


Alan Menter, MD

Texas Dermatology Associates, Menter Dermatology Research Institute / Menter Cosmetic Institute
Director, Dermatology Residency Program
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, DCNP

Adult Nurse Practitioner
VA Portland Healthcare System
Portland, OR

Mark Lebwohl, MD

Waldman Chair of Dermatology
Professor and System Chair, Dermatology
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Abby S. Van Voorhees, MD

Professor and Chair, Dermatology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Accreditation Statement

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 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 1.5 Contact Hours.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Alan Menter, MD has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, DCNP

  • Consultant: AbbVie, Sun Pharma, Lilly, Sanofi Genzyme, Regeneron
  • Speaker’s Bureau: AbbVie, Sun Pharma, Lilly, Sanofi Genzyme, Regeneron

Mark Lebwohl, MD

  • Grant/Research: : Abbvie, Amgen, Arcutis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Dermavant Sciences, Eli Lilly, Incyte, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Leo Pharmaceuticals, Orth Dematologics, Pfizer, UCB, Inc.
  • Consultant: Aditum Bio, Allergan, Almirall, Arcutis, Inc., Avotres Therapeutics, BirchBioMed Inc., BMD Skincare, Inc., Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cara Therapeutics, Castle Biosciences, Corrona, Dermavant Sciences, EMD Serono, Evelo Biosciences, Facilitation of International Dermatology Education, Foundation for Research and Education in Dermatology, Inozyme Pharma, LEO Pharma, Meiji Seika Pharma, Menlo, Mitsubishi, Neuroderm, Pfizer, Promius/Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Theravance, and Verrica.

Abby S. Van Voorhees, MD

  • Grant/Research: Abbvie, Celgene, Lilly
  • Consultant: Dermtech, WebMD, Celgene, UCB, Novartis, Lilly, AbbVie

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

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