Dermatology-Rheumatology Trainee Psoriatic Disease Symposium: Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA US
June 25, 2016

The Dermatology-Rheumatology Trainee Psoriatic Disease Symposium is a one-day event that brings advanced dermatology residents and rheumatology fellows together to learn more about psoriatic disease and the importance of collaborative, interdisciplinary care.

A regional pilot program will take place June 25, 2016 in Los Angeles. The event will feature four excellent faculty who will give lectures on disease-specific topics including diagnosis and management, and the afternoon will feature highly interactive sessions that will give attendees the opportunity to interact not only with the expert faculty, but to begin to build their professional networks by interacting with their colleagues in both specialties.

Sessions include:

  • Didactic overviews of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
  • A review of joint exams for dermatologists and skin manifestations for rheumatologists
  • Discussions of complex cases
  • Interactive, game-based learning activities
  • Q&A with experts in psoriatic disease

This activity is supported by educational donations provided by AbbVie, Amgen, Celgene Corporation, Lilly,, Pfizer and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

If you do not yet have an account with the National Psoriasis Foundation, please click here to create a new account prior to registering for this course. Thank you!

Target Audience

Dermatology Residents and Rheumatology Fellows

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the basic science and physical and psychosocial impact of psoriatic disease

2. Explain pathophysiology, indications, recommended dosages, efficacy, long-term safety, monitoring and side effects for current psoriatic disease therapies

3. Employ appropriate strategies to diagnose and treat comorbidities associated with psoriatic disease

4. Apply diagnosis and treatment knowledge toward specific case studies and special populations, including pediatric patients and those with comorbidities

5. Develop strategies to alleviate the cost and barriers associated with psoriatic disease treatment options

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the National Psoriasis Foundation. OHSU is accredited by the ACCME to provide CME for physicians.


    OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Event starts: 
06/25/2016 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/25/2016 - 5:00pm
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States

Abby S. Van Voorhees, M.D.
Director, Department of Dermatology 
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Chair, Medical Board
National Psoriasis Foundation

Elaine Husni, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice Chair of Rheumatology
Director, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Treatment Center
Cleveland Clinic
Assistant Professor
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Joseph Merola, M.D., M.M.S.C.
Harvard Medical School
Director of Clinical Trials
Assistant Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine-Dermatology Residency Training Program
Co-Director, Center for Skin and Related Musculoskeletal Diseases
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Philip Mease, M.D.
Director, Rheumatology Research
Swedish Medical Center
Clinical Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine

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