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Key Considerations for the Topical Management of Psoriasis in Patients of Color

  • Authors: Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH; Amit Garg, MD; Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 9/26/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 9/26/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for dermatologists, primary care physicians (PCPs), rheumatologists, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs).

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to manage psoriasis in a diverse patient population.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Clinical data on psoriasis treatment in patients with different Fitzpatrick skin types
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Early identification of psoriasis in patients with skin of color
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Select evidence-based psoriasis treatments based on patients’ goals and disease characteristics


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  • Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH

    Professor of Clinical Dermatology
    Weill Cornell Medicine
    New York, New York


    Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, has the following relevant financial relationships:|
    Consultant or advisor for: AbbVie; Allergan; Almirall; Amgen; Arcutis; Bausch Health; Beiersdorf; Bristol Myers Squibb; Dermavant; Eli Lilly; Galderma; Janssen; Leo; L’Oreal; Pfizer; Sanofi-Regeneron; Sol-Gel; UCB; Valeant; VisualDx; Vyne
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Bristol Myers Squibb; Pfizer; Regeneron; Sanofi Genzyme
    Research funding from: Almirall; Amgen; Arcutis; Bristol Myers Squibb; Cara; Dermavant; Galderma; Leo; Menlo; Novartis; Valeant (Bausch Health)

  • Amit Garg, MD

    Professor and Chair
    Department of Dermatology
    Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health
    Hempstead, New York


    Amit Garg, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: AbbVie; Aclaris Therapeutics; Anaptys Bio; Aristea Therapeutics; Boehringer Ingelheim; Bristol Myers Squibb; Incyte; InflaRx; Insmed; Janssen; Novartis; Pfizer; UCB; Union Therapeutics; Viela Biosciences
    Research funding from: AbbVie, UCB

  • Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD

    Director of Skin of Coor Division
    University of Miami
    Miami, Florida


    Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: CLUE App; Incyte; L’Oreal; Verywell Health
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Incyte; Lilly; L’Oreal; Ortho Dermatologics
    Contracted researcher for: Allergan; Arcutis; Eirion Therapeutics; Galderma; Merz; Pfizer


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    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC 


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    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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Key Considerations for the Topical Management of Psoriasis in Patients of Color

Authors: Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH; Amit Garg, MD; Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 9/26/2022

Valid for credit through: 9/26/2023, 11:59 PM EST


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