Targeting Plaque Psoriasis: Systemic Therapy for a Systemic Disease

Released On
July 21, 2021

Expires On
July 21, 2022

Media Type

Completion Time
60 minutes

Dermatology, Primary Care, Rheumatology


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This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Catamount Medical Education.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Celgene Corporation.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Physician Assistants — 1.0 AAPA Category 1 credits

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 PAs involved in the care of patients with psoriasis.

Program Overview

This interactive activity incorporates cases to provide up-to-date information for PAs on assessing the severity of psoriasis, identifying comorbid conditions, advances in systemic treatment, and referring patients to psoriasis specialists.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the clinical features of psoriasis
  • Discuss the assessment of psoriasis severity
  • Recognize comorbid conditions commonly seen in patients with psoriasis
  • Review advances and current trends in the treatment of plaque psoriasis
  • Utilize best practices for when to refer psoriasis patients to a specialist



Abby S. Van Voorhees, MD

Professor, Chair, and Program Director
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Dermatology

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Catamount Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Physician Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Physcian Assistants Credit Designation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until July 21, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Faculty Disclosures

Abby S. Van Voorhees, MD

  • Consulting Fees: Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Contracted Research: Celgene Corporation, AbbVie, Lilly


Activity Staff Disclosures

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The Catamount Medical Education planners and others have nothing to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is an online enduring material. There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. Successful completion is achieved by reviewing the CME information, completing the pre-test, viewing the video, studying the educational activity and completing the post-test and the evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately. Click on "View Certificate" and print the certificate for your records.

The estimated time to complete the activity is 60 minutes.

This activity was originally released on July 12, 2021, and is eligible for credit through July 12, 2022.

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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