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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 13, 2019
Expires: August 12, 2020
1.0 hour to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Activity Chair

Anthony P. Fernandez, MD, PhD
Director of Medical Dermatology
W.D. Steck Chair of Clinical Dermatology
Departments of Dermatology and Pathology
Co-Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
  • Disclosure: Principal Investigator (paid to institution): Roche


Faculty

Thomas P. Sollecito, DMD, FDS, RCSEd
Professor and Chair of Oral Medicine
Associate Dean of Hospital Affairs
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
Chief of Oral Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA
  • Disclosure: Contracted Research: AFYX Therapeutics


Victoria Werth, MD
Professor of Dermatology and Medicine 
Chief, Dermatology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Veteran’s Administration Medical Center 
Philadelphia, PA
  • Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Amgen, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Crisalis, CSL Behring, EMD Serono, Genentech, Gilead, Idera, Incyte, Janssen, Lilly, MedImmune, Medscape, Nektar, Pfizer, Principia, Resolve, Vielo
    Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Biogen, Celgene, Corbus, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Pfizer, Vielo


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Activity Description

Autoimmune bullous diseases involve autoimmunity against structural components that maintain cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion in the skin and mucous membranes. Such diseases include those in which blistering occurs at the basement membrane zone and those in which blistering occurs within the epidermis. Of these, pemphigus involves both the skin and mucosal membranes. Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is, by far, the most common subtype, accounting for approximately 80% of all pemphigus cases. This rare, chronic disease affects approximately 30,000 to 40,000 individuals in the United States and can have a significant impact on quality of life. In this continuing education activity, expert clinicians will examine the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of PV, as well as effective approaches for the multidisciplinary care of patients with PV.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Summarize the characteristics, epidemiology, and impact of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) on patients’ quality of life
  • Assess the benefits and limitations of conventional and newer treatment strategies for PV
  • Implement effective approaches for the multidisciplinary care of patients with PV

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is dermatologists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with pemphigus vulgaris.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 66% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

MIPS Qualifying Activity:
Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of QPP, accredited CME providers need to implement activities that:

  • address a quality or safety gap that is supported by a needs assessment or problem analysis, or support the completion of such a needs assessment as part of the activity;
  • have specific, measurable aim(s) for improvement;
  • include interventions intended to result in improvement;
  • include data collection and analysis of performance data to assess the impact of the interventions; and
  • define meaningful clinician participation in their activity, describe the mechanism for identifying clinicians who meet the requirements, and provide participant completion information.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage.

Disclaimer

The material presented at or in any Vindico Medical Education continuing education activity does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education, nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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