DEF Regional Biologic Bootcamp CME Program Series

Join NP and PA Colleagues for These Free One-Day CME Bootcamps

Stay Tuned for 2019 Dates!

 

about this program series

Join us at our upcoming regional CME programs to discover in-depth disease-specific biologic training courses designed for NPs, PAs, biologic coordinators, MAs, and anyone in the practice responsible for the care of biologic patients. These courses will focus on the pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (AD), hidradenitis supparativa (HS), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Immunology as well as existing and emerging therapies will be presented through lectures, panel discussions by thought leaders, and audience engagement.

Approximately 50-100 nurse practitioners and physician assistants are expected to attend each DEF Regional Biologic Bootcamp CME Program. These are one-day free meetings held on a Saturday and offering up to 8 hours of CME per program.

Earn 8 AMA PRA Category 1 credits in one day !

Learning objectives

  • Describe recent advances in biologic drug development, regulations, and indications in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs), with emphasis on psoriasis, PsA and AD.
  • Critically appraise and discuss relevant evidence on pathophysiology and immunology as applied to psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and atopic dermatitis.
  • Develop strategies to predict, prevent, and treat potential side effects and complications encountered with biologic agents.
  • Review data regarding associated comorbid conditions associated with psoriasis, PsA, and AD including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and depression.
  • Analyze recent investigations on safety, efficacy, and toxicity of biologic agents across IMIDs.
  • Through case-based presentation and discussion panels, summarize updates in diagnosis, classification, therapies, and immune-system targets in psoriasis, PsA, and AD and describe their clinical implications.

CME Accreditation

The DEF Regional Biologic Bootcamp CME Program is approved for AMA PRA Category I credit through joint providership of the DEF, Physician Resources, LLC and Evolve Medical Education, LLC. Each program is estimated to be 8 hours of CME/CE credits with a total of 24.0 hours for the Biologic Bootcamp Series.

OUtcomes measurement

Surveys will be utilized and collated pre-meeting, onsite, and post-meeting. During the registration process and prior to the Bootcamp, a survey will be conducted. Audience response system monitoring will be conducted onsite and follow-up electronic surveys will be conducted post-meeting to assess the learning objectives and other key measurements.

DEF Regional Biologic Bootcamp CME Program faculty

The nationally known thought leadership who will present and participate in discussion panels throughout the Bootcamps includes the following psoriasis and AD experts:

April Armstrong, MD, MPH

April Armstrong, MD, MPH

Professor of Dermatology
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

DAVID E. COHEN, MD, MPH

DAVID E. COHEN, MD, MPH

Charles C. and Dorothea E. Harris Professor of Dermatology
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Director of Occupational Environmental and Allergic Dermatology
New York University
New York, NY

Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD

Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD

Associate Professor of Dermatology

Residency Program Director
George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
JAYME HEIM, MSN, APRN-BC, FNP

JAYME HEIM, MSN, APRN-BC, FNP

West Michigan Dermatology
Grandville and Holland, MI

JOSEPH GORELICK, MSN, FNP-C

JOSEPH GORELICK, MSN, FNP-C

Founder, Dermatology Education Foundation
California Skin Institute
San Jose-Los Gatos, CA

Kara S. Gooding, MMS, PA-C

Kara S. Gooding, MMS, PA-C

Center for Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
Scottsdale, AZ

Kristine Kucera, PA-C, MPAS

Kristine Kucera, PA-C, MPAS

Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center PA Program
Dallas, TX

WENDY CANTRELL, CRNP, DNP

WENDY CANTRELL, CRNP, DNP

Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in Dermatology
Associate Professor of Dermatology
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL