This activity presents a series of discussions on the clinical management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis from our expert faculty. Video vignettes depicting patient-clinician interactions in four separate case presentations are used to illustrate evidence-based best practices for diagnosing and treating patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Disease management in the context of comorbid conditions is also discussed. The cases include a man with genital psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis; a woman of child-bearing age with severe scalp psoriasis; a woman with plaque psoriasis on the elbows, knees, and scalp who previously had cervical cancer; and a man with coronary artery disease who has palmoplantar psoriasis.

Intended Audience:

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of dermatologists, dermatology nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

— Outline appropriate, individualized treatment strategies in accordance with evidence-based recommendations

    — Integrate into practice strategies for managing safety-related issues in patients receiving therapy with traditional and biologic systemic agents

    — Implement strategies for managing a diverse set of patients with psoriasis that include consideration of comorbid disease and concomitant conditions

    — Question patients with psoriasis about joint involvement using the recommendations from the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board at every patient examination


    Alan Menter, MD—Activity Chair
    Chief of Dermatology
    Baylor University Medical Center
    Director, Baylor Psoriasis Research Center
    Clinical Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Dallas, Texas

    Jerry Bagel, MD
    Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey
    East Windsor, New Jersey

    Jeffrey J. Crowley, MD
    Bakersfield Dermatology & Skin Cancer Medical Group
    Bakersfield, California
    Assistant Clinical Professor
    Department of Medicine
    University of California
    Los Angeles, California

    To take this course, go to The log-in information for myCME is the same as McKnight’s. Please note that you will need to complete additional registration information.