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The Psoriasis to Psoriatic Arthritis Continuum: A Case-Based Discussion

  • Authors: Philip Helliwell, MD; Joseph F. Merola, MD, MMSc; Alexis R. Ogdie, MD, MSCE; Wendy Olsder, MSc
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 4/4/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 4/4/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for rheumatologists, dermatologists, and primary care physicians.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to manage patients with psoriasis, including assessment and treatment continuation.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Demonstrate improved performance associated with
    • Evaluating plaque psoriasis (PsO) severity using objective and subjective assessments
    • Assessing joint involvement in patients with PsO
    • Selecting evidence-based treatments for psoriatic disease


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  • Philip Helliwell, MD

    Professor of Clinical Rheumatology
    Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
    University of Leeds
    Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist
    Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust
    Leeds, United Kingdom


    Consultant or advisor for: Eli Lilly; Janssen; Pfizer
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: AbbVie; Janssen; Novartis


  • Joseph F. Merola, MD, MMSc

    Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
    Vice Chair of Clinical Trials and Innovation
    Director, Center for Skin and Related Musculoskeletal Diseases
    Director, Clinical Unit for Research Innovation and Trials
    Department of Dermatology and Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States


    Consultant or advisor for: Abbvie; Amgen; Bayer; Biogen; Bristol Myers Squibb; Celgene; Eli Lilly; Janssen; Novartis; Pfizer; Sanofi-Regeneron; UCB
    Research funding from: Dermavant; LEO; Lilly; Sanofi; UCB

  • Alexis R. Ogdie, MD, MSCE

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
    Penn Medicine
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


    Consultant or advisor for: AbbVie; Amgen; Novartis; Pfizer
    Research funding from: AbbVie; Amgen; Novartis; Pfizer
    Contracted researcher for: AbbVie; Amgen; Bristol Myers Squibb; Celgene; CorEvitas; Gilead; Happify Health; Janssen; Lilly; Novartis; Pfizer; UCB


  • Wendy Olsder, MSc

    Doctoral Candidate
    Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences
    Eindhoven University of Technology
    Patient Research Partner for GRAPPA
    Eindhoven, the Netherlands


    No relevant financial relationships


  • Karen Badal, MD, MPH

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Karen Badal, MD, MPH, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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  • Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP, has no relevant financial relationships.

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This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.

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Developed in collaboration between Medscape and Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA).


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The Psoriasis to Psoriatic Arthritis Continuum: A Case-Based Discussion

Authors: Philip Helliwell, MD; Joseph F. Merola, MD, MMSc; Alexis R. Ogdie, MD, MSCE; Wendy Olsder, MScFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 4/4/2022

Valid for credit through: 4/4/2023, 11:59 PM EST



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