PsignPosts: Addressing Health Disparities in Psoriatic Arthritis

PsignPosts: Addressing Health Disparities in Psoriatic Arthritis

PsignPosts: Addressing Health Disparities in Psoriatic Arthritis

People with skin of color often experience long delays in their diagnosis of psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis. How can this disparity be overcome?

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  • Overview

    There is often a delay in the diagnosis of psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis for people with skin of color. Among the multiple factors that cause this disparity are a low index of suspicion for such a diagnosis in skin of color and a lack of familiarity with the morphology of these conditions in richly pigmented skin. Join Drs. William Mencia and Andrew Alexis as they address pathways to overcoming these systemic and experiential healthcare barriers.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP
    Vice President, Scientific Affairs
    Global Learning Collaborative
    Fort Washington, PA

    No relevant relationships reported

    Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH
    Professor of Clinical Dermatology
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    New York, NY

    Research: Almirall, Amgen, Arcutis, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cara, Dermavant, Galderma, Leo, Menlo, Novartis, Valeant
    Consulting Fees: AbbVie, Allergan, Almirall, Amgen, Arcutis, Bausch Health, Beiersdorf, Bristol Myers Squibb, Dermavant, Eli Lilly, Galderma, Janssen, Leo, L’Oréal, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, Sol-Gel, UCB, Valeant, VisualDx, VYNE

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD, has nothing to disclose
    • Kate Nagele has nothing to disclose.
    • Jay Runyon has nothing to disclose.
    • Robert Schneider, MSW, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Select appropriate agents for managing psoriatic arthritis (PsA) that align with objective measures of disease severity and domain
    • Integrate comorbidity considerations into treatment decisions, particularly with at-risk populations
    • Develop co-management and multidisciplinary strategies to address treatment delays and other care gaps that impact PsA outcomes in vulnerable populations
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of dermatologists, rheumatologists, and primary care physicians.

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    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for 15-minutes of nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.

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