Luke Johnson is a pediatric dermatologist by training who seems both children and adults. He is an assistant professor in the University of Utah Department of Dermatology with a keen interest in medical education. He is also interested in technology and multimedia; he co-hosts Dermasphere, a biweekly podcast about recent dermatology research. (www.dermaspherepodcast.com)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by intense itching and recurrent eczematous lesions. The disease affects up to 20% of children and up to 3% of adults. This activity will examine the clinical features, immuno-pathophysiology, and impact of AD, and strategies for individualized treatment.
This activity will assess learners’ understanding of the clinical features, disease burden, pathophysiology, and treatment of AD
This case-based activity will examine the management of a young woman who is suffering the impacts of AD.
This case-based activity will examine a young man with worsening AD, how and when to use new and old options to manage his AD.
This activity will re-assess learners’ understanding of atopic dermatitis, after completion of this curriculum.
Please join your group for a brief web conference focused on the clinical features and QoL impacts of AD. This is an informal discussion focused on real-world issues and challenges we face in managing pediatric and adult AD patients.
We’ll focus on our experiences with immune-pathophysiology and individualized treatment of AD. We’ll address issues related to systemic therapy and combination therapy, and also discuss some of your submissions and comments from the Group Task.
Our Group Task is focused on how to provide optimal care to Phoebe, an 8-year old girl with an itchy rash on her face, trunk and legs.