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The Importance of Treating What Matters to the Patient - Impact of Psoriatic Arthritis Therapies on Patient-Reported Outcomes

Premiere Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

Credit Expiration Date:
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available


Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, MACR, FACP, FCLMAllan Gibofsky, MD, JD, MACR, FACP, FCLM (Moderator)
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Attending Rheumatologist
Co-Director, Clinic for Inflammatory Arthritis
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCEJoel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE 
Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology
Vice Chair of Clinical Research
Medical Director, Dermatology Clinical Studies Unit
Director, Psoriasis and Phototherapy Treatment Center
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Jennifer G. Kwan-Morley, MDJennifer G. Kwan-Morley, MD 
Premier Orthopaedics
Malvern, PA

Statement of Need

When treating psoriatic arthritis (PsA), clinicians usually speak of three main domains of efficacy: improvement in signs and symptoms, inhibition of structural progression, and improvement in patient-reported outcomes. Utilizing patient-reported outcomes is important when assessing patients and the therapies that they are receiving. It is imperative that clinicians understand what patients expect out of their PsA treatment and how it impacts both their pain levels and quality of life.

In this CME Outfitters CME Snack, expert faculty focus on treat-to-target approaches and digital health tools. Treat-to-target approaches are important for proper treatment as without having targets as ways of measuring how a patient is doing, clinicians have no way of improving on care over time. Digital health tools help both the clinician and the patient by providing both treatment guidelines and the ability to monitor disease progression and medication adherence.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate recent clinical trial data regarding the impact of long-term treatment on improving pain and quality of life.

Financial Support

Supported by educational grants form Celgene Corporation; Janssen Biotech, Inc. administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.; and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Target Audience

Rheumatologists, dermatologists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who treat patients with psoriatic arthritis.

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluation must be completed online at (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (75% pass rate required). this website supports all browsers except Internet Explorer for Mac. For complete technical requirements and privacy policy, visit

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Gibofsky reports that he is on the Speakers Bureau for AbbVie Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Pfizer, Inc. He is a consultant for AbbVie Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Merck & Co., Inc; Pfizer Inc.; Samumed, LLC; and Sandoz. He is a stock shareholder of AbbVie Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.; Pfizer Inc..

Dr. Gelfand reports that he receives research grants (to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania) from AbbVie Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Janssen Biologics, Inc.; Novartis Corporation, Pfizer Inc.; Ortho Dermatologics, Inc.; and Sanofi. He is a consultant for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Boehringer Ingelheim; GlaxoSmithKline; Janssen Biologics, Inc.; Novartis Corporation; Pfizer Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Sanofi; and UCB Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB).

Dr. Kwan-Morley has no disclosures to report.

Kate Nelson, PHD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff(planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the USF Health staff: No disclosures to report.

CME Outfitters, LLC, USF Health, and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

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