Below the Surface: Managing the Physical, Mental, and Social Impact of Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis

April 8, 2021 @ 7:00 am April 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am

Below the Surface: Managing the Physical, Mental, and Social Impact of Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis

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Peter A. Lio, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dermatology and Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago
Founding Director, Chicago Integrative Eczema Center
Chicago, IL

Jacob P. Thyssen, MD, PhD, DMSci
Clinical Dermatologist
Department of Dermatology and Venereology
Bispebjerg Hospital
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark


This case-based activity will cover the underlying causes of atopic dermatitis along with current and emerging systemic agents as part of the overall treatment plan.


This activity is intended for dermatologists, allergists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with atopic dermatitis.


  • Incorporate patient-reported outcomes on the physical, mental, and social impact of AD on patient’s QoL into the selection of treatment options and the evaluation of therapeutic outcomes
  • Assess the disease severity of atopic dermatitis and individualize treatment regimens to minimize disease burden, including itch and skin pain
  • Apply knowledge of the mechanism of action of approved and emerging systemic agents and of clinical trial data on their efficacy and safety to the management of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.


Med Learning Group designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the therapeutic management of patients with atopic dermatitis.
CNE Credits: 1.5 ANCC Contact Hour(s).


Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


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Peter A. Lio, MD has served on the advisory board for the National Eczema Association, Modernizing Medicine, Johnson & Johnson, DermTap Inc., IntraDerm Pharmaceuticals, Regeneron, Sanofi US Services, Realm Therapeutics, Menlo Therapeutics, Syncere Skin Systems, Dermveda, GPower Inc., UCB, Altus Labs, Dermavant Sciences, Micreos Human Health B.V., Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc., Arbonne, Yobee Care Inc., and Bodewell. Dr. Lio is a stockholder in Micreos, Altus Labs, Modernizing Medicine, LearnHealth/LearnSkin, and Medable. He has been a speaker for Pierre Fabre Dermatologie, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Pfizer Inc., Galderma, and La Roche-Posay. He has been an investigator for La Fondation pour la Dermatite Atopique (Foundation for Atopic Dermatitis), AOBiome LLC, Regeneron, AbbVie, and National Eczema Association. He has been a consultant for Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Pfizer Inc., La Roche Posay, Pierre-Fabre, Level-Ex, Menlo, IntraDerm, Franklin/Altus, Galderma, Verrica, Arbonne, Bodewell, AOBiome, Realm, Exeltis, Theraplex, Odeza LLC, L’Oréal USA Inc., Franklin BioScience, AbbVie, Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Co., Unilever, Dermira, TopMD, Amyris Inc., Leo Pharma, and Burt’s Bees. Dr. Lio is a patent holder for Theraplex AIM product.

Jacob P Thyssen, MD, PhD, DMSci is a speaker, advisory board member, and/or investigator for Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme, Eli Lilly and Co, Pfizer, LEO Pharma, and AbbVie.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer-reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer-reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

Staff, Planners, and Managers
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  1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
  2. Participate in the activity; and
  3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.


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