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CPD

Patient-Centered Care in the Management of Alopecia Areata

  • Authors: Bianca Maria Piraccini, MD, PhD; Sergio Vañó Galván, MD, PhD; Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, MD
  • CPD Released: 9/27/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 9/27/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.75 CPD

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    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for a global audience of dermatologists, primary care practitioners, and clinical immunologists outside of the United States.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to understand the impact of alopecia areata (AA) on patients’ lives and unmet needs related to the lack of effective therapies, to review and contextualize key clinical data on emerging treatments for AA, specifically Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, and to explore which patients would benefit from these new therapies.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Burden of AA on patients' lives
    • Key clinical data for JAK inhibitors in AA
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Effective management of patients with AA


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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Moderator

  • Bianca Maria Piraccini, MD, PhD

    Professor 
    Director of Dermatology 
    Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine 
    University of Bologna  
    Bologna, Italy

    Disclosures

    Bianca Maria Piraccini, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Consultant or advisor for: Almirall; Dercos-L’Oréal; Difa Cooper; Eli Lilly; Pfizer, Inc.; Pierre Fabre-Ducray 
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Dercos-L’Oréal; Difa Cooper; Pierre Fabre-Ducray

Panelists

  • Sergio Vañó Galván, MD, PhD

    Director 
    Trichology Unit  
    Ramón y Cajal University Hospital  
    Trichology and Hair Transplant Unit  
    Pedro Jaén Group Clinic  
    Associate Professor of Dermatology 
    University of Alcalá 
    Madrid, Spain

    Disclosures

    Sergio Vañó Galván, MD, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, MD

    Professor 
    Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology 
    Vice Director 
    Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science 
    Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin 
    Berlin, Germany 

    Disclosures

    Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Consultant or advisor for: AbbVie; Boots Healthcare; CeraVe; Dermocosmétique Vichy; Eli Lilly; Galderma; Neuroderm; Pfizer, Inc.; Sanofi Regeneron
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: AbbVie; CeraVe; Eli Lilly; Galderma; Pfizer, Inc.
    Research funding from: Pfizer, Inc.
    Contracted researcher for: Arjo; Bayer Healthcare; Concert Pharmaceuticals; LEO Pharma; Novartis

Editor

  • Mihai Surducan, PhD

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Mihai Surducan, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

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

Peer Reviewer

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


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.75 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

Patient-Centered Care in the Management of Alopecia Areata

Authors: Bianca Maria Piraccini, MD, PhD; Sergio Vañó Galván, MD, PhD; Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CPD Released: 9/27/2022

Valid for credit through: 9/27/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to understand the impact of alopecia areata (AA) on patients’ lives and unmet needs related to the lack of effective therapies, to review and contextualize key clinical data on emerging treatments for AA, specifically Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, and to explore which patients would benefit from these new therapies.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.