Melinda Gooderham, MSc, MD, FRCPC; Diamant Thaҫi, MD
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
Melinda Gooderham, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director of the SKiN Centre for Dermatology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Diamant Thaҫi, MD
Professor & Head of the Comprehensive Center for Inflammation Medicine
University of Luebeck
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of international dermatologists, allergists, pediatricians, and other physicians involved in the ongoing management of patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.
Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic inflammatory disease that manifests primarily in the skin.1,2 The disease-related physical and biopsychosocial burdens of this condition can have a substantial effect on patient and parent/caregiver quality of life.3,4 Furthermore, people with atopic dermatitis have a higher likelihood of developing atopic comorbidities.5 A better understanding of atopic dermatitis disease etiology has resulted in new insights into disease characterization and led to the development of targeted therapies.6-8 As a result, the first biologic therapy is now FDA-approved to treat both pediatric and adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, with other novel therapies in late-stage clinical development.8-12 In this 4-part CME SnapshotTM series, 2 experts in atopic dermatitis will review the pathophysiologic underpinnings of atopic dermatitis, best practices in patient evaluation, common atopic and nonatopic comorbidities, and recommended management strategies that emphasize shared decision making with patients (and their caregivers) who have more severe disease.2,5,13-15
- Nutten S. Atopic dermatitis: global epidemiology and risk factors. Ann Nutr Metab. 2015:66(suppl 1):8-16.
- Brunner PM, et al. Increasing comorbidities suggest that atopic dermatitis is a systemic disorder. J Invest Dermatol. 2017;137(1):18-25.
- Carroll CL, et al. The burden of atopic dermatitis: impact on the patient, family, and society. Pediatr Dermatol. 2005;22(3):192-199.
- Drucker AM, et al. The burden of atopic dermatitis: summary of a report for the National Eczema Association. J Invest Dermatol. 2017;137(1):26-30.
- Paller AS, et al. The atopic march and atopic multimorbidity: many trajectories, many pathways. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019;143(1):46-55.
- Mansouri Y, Guttman-Yassky E. Immune pathways in atopic dermatitis, and definition of biomarkers through broad and targeted therapeutics. J Clin Med. 2015;4(5):858-873.
- Gandhi NA, et al. Targeting key proximal drivers of type 2 inflammation in disease. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2016;15(1):35-50.
- Renert-Yuval Y, Guttman-Yassky E. What’s new in atopic dermatitis. Dermatol Clin. 2019;37(2):205-213.
- Wollenberg A, et al. Treatment of atopic dermatitis with tralokinumab, an anti-IL-13 mAb. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019;143(1):135-141.
- Simpson EL, et al. Two phase 3 trials of dupilumab versus placebo in atopic dermatitis. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(24):2335-2348.
- Simpson EL, et al. Dupilumab efficacy and safety in adolescents with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis: results from a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, phase 3 study. Presented at the 27th EADV Congress; September 12-16, 2018; Paris, France. Poster 4640.
- Paller AS, et al. Dupilumab significantly improves atopic dermatitis in children aged ≥6 to <12 years: results from a phase 3 trial (LIBERTY AD PEDS). Presented at the 2020 Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis (RAD) Virtual Conference. April 2020.
- Czarnowicki T, et al. Atopic dermatitis endotypes and implications for targeted therapeutics. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019;143(1):1-11.
- Sandhu JK, et al. Association between atopic dermatitis and suicidality: a systemic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Dermatol. 2019;155(2):178-187.
- Ariëns LFM, et al. Dupilumab in atopic dermatitis: rationale, latest evidence and place in therapy. Ther Adv Chronic Dis. 2018;9(9):159-170.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Individualize treatment regimens for patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis based on disease presentation, comorbidities, therapeutic options, and shared decision making
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Melinda Gooderham, MSc, MD, FRCPC: Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie, Akros, Amgen, Bausch, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Kyowa, Novartis, Sanofi, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, UCB Grant/Research Support: AbbVie, Akros, Amgen, Arcutis, Bausch, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Coherus, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Galderma, GlaxoSmithKline, Glenmark, Janssen, Kyowa, LEO Pharma, MedImmune, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roche, Sanofi, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Takeda, UCB Honoraria: AbbVie, Actelion, Akros, Amgen, Arcutis, Arena, Bausch, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Coherus, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Galderma, GlaxoSmithKline, Glenmark, Janssen, Kyowa, LEO Pharma, MedImmune, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roche, Sanofi, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Takeda, UCB Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Actelion, Amgen, Bausch, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Galderma, Glenmark, Janssen, Leo Pharma, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Takeda, UCB.
Diamant Thaҫi, MD: Advisory Board: AbbVie, Almirall, Biogen-Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Dermira, Dignity, Eli Lilly, Galapagos, GlaxoSmithKline, Leo Pharma, Janssen-Cilag, Maruho, MSD, Mitsubishi Pharma, Mundipharma, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron-Sanofi, Roche-Posay, Sandoz, UCB, XenoPort Speaker's Bureau: Abbvie, Almirall, Celgene, Dignity, Eli Lilly, Galapagos, GlaxoSmithKline, Leo Pharma, Janssen-Cilag, Maruho, MSD, Mundipharma, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron-Sanofi, Roche-Posay, Sandoz, UCB Grant/Research Support (Investigator): AbbVie, Almirall, Biogen-Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Dermira, Dignity, Eli Lilly, Galapagos, GlaxoSmithKline, Leo Pharma, Janssen-Cilag, Maruho, MSD, Mitsubishi Pharma, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron-Sanofi, Sandoz, UCB
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Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
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Rose O’Connor, PhD, CHCP: Nothing to disclose
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Pathophysiology, Multimodal Management, and Shared Clinical Decision Making