Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop the Search for Relief: Scratching the Surface of Itch and Inflammation in Moderate-to-Severe AD – Twitter Chat #2




Although moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) manifests on the skin’s surface, it’s far from superficial; it is a disease that originates from the deepest interior of the immune system to profoundly destabilize all psychophysical aspects of health-related quality of life. As the pathophysiology of AD has begun to unravel, it is becoming clear that to be effective, treatment needs to target the proinflammatory pathways and cytokines that are the pruritogenic core of this disease. This program will review diagnosis and assessment of AD and the burden of the disease.


Seemal R. Desai, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
University of Texas Southwestern
Plano, Texas

Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Clinical Research & Contact Dermatitis
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
The George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia


Release date: November 18, 2020
Expiration date: November 18, 2021
Estimated time to complete activity: 60 minutes



This program is intended for allergists, immunologists, dermatologists, specialty advanced practice providers, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe AD.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge gained about comorbidities and itch associated with moderate-to-severe AD in order to personalize treatment selection
  • Interpret endpoint results from phase 3 clinical trials comparing the biologic dupilumab with Janus kinase inhibitors

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of November 18, 2020 through November 18, 2021, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Participate in/review the Twitter Chat
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 100%.




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Live Participation on November 18, 2020:
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live program for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participation from November 19, 2020 –November 18, 2021:
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The following faculty/planners reported the financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of these CME activities:

Seemal R. Desai, MD does not have any conflicts of interest to disclose.

Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH
Consulting Fees: AbbVie, Arena, Asana, Bluefin, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Kiniksa, Leo, Luna, Medimmune, Menlo, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme
Speakers’ Bureaus: Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme
Contracted Research: Galderma, GlaxoSmithKline

The Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. planners/managers do not have any conflicts of interest to disclose.


This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.  does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

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