DEF Biologic & Small Molecule Regional CME Bootcamp

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

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Birmingham, Alabama


Birmingham, Alabama

Saturday, February 29, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton
8 Perimeter Park South
Birmingham, Alabama 35243

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 Biologic & Small Molecule Regional CME Bootcamp Program. These are one-day free meetings held on a Saturday and offering up to 7 hours of CME per program.

Earn 7 CME credits in one day !


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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.

DEF Biologic & Small Molecule Regional CME Bootcamp 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


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
Kara S. Gooding, MMS, PA-C

Kara S. Gooding, MMS, PA-C

Center for Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
Scottsdale, AZ


Founder, Dermatology Education Foundation
California Skin Institute
San Jose-Los Gatos, CA
Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD

Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD

Professor and Interim Chair of Dermatology

Residency Program Director
Director of Translational Research
Director of the Supportive Oncodermatology Clinic
Department of Dermatology
George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Washington, DC


Doctor of Nursing Practice
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Village Dermatology
Birmingham, AL

Accreditation statement

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 7 hours of CME/CE credits with a total of 21.0 hours for the Biologic Bootcamp Series.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Dermatology Education Foundation, Evolve Medical Education, LLC, and Physician Resources, LLC. Evolve Medical Education, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

designation statement

Evolve Medical Education, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.