DEF Biologic & Small Molecule NP/PA CME Bootcamp AGENDA

May 3-4, 2024       
Westin Jersey City Newport, Jersey City, NJ
Exhibit Hall: Newport Ballroom IV-V
Meeting Room: Newport I-III


Friday, May 3, 2024
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Install
Meeting Begins
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Meet the Faculty in the Exhibit Hall
6:00 PM – 6:15 PM Welcome and Introductions, Joseph Gorelick
6:15 PM – 6:30 PM Non-Steroidal Era of Inflammatory Skin Disease Treatment, Joseph Gorelick
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Current and Emerging Systemic Options for Treating Inflammatory Skin Diseases, David Cohen
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Burden and Comorbidities of Inflammatory Skin Diseases, Sandri Johnson
7:30 PM – 7:50 PM Tips to Maximize Your Patient Interactions, Jayme Heim
7:50 PM – 8:15 PM Access to Medications: Biologic Coordinator Perspective, Rosa Oxlaj
8:15 PM – 8:45 PM Rapid Fire Review of Mechanisms of Action, David Cohen
  A.  IL-23 Inhibition
  B.  IL-17 Inhibition
  C.  TYK2 and PDE-4 Inhibition
  D.  IL-4/13, IL-13 Inhibition
  E.  JAK Inhibition
8:45 PM – 9:00 PM Q&A and Conclusions, Joseph Gorelick
9:00 PM Meeting Concludes
Saturday, May 4, 2024
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM Welcome and Objectives, Joseph Gorelick
AD Panel and Audience Discussion
9:05 AM – 9:45 AM Atopic Dermatitis (AD) Treatment Targets and Immunology, David Cohen
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Treatment Initiation, Switching, and Maintenance with Topical, Biologic, and JAK Agents, Moderated by David Cohen, with Wendy Cantrell, Kara Gooding, Joseph Gorelick
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break with Exhibitors
PsO and PsA Panel and Audience Discussion
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Psoriasis (PsO) and Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Treatment Targets and Immunology, David Cohen
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Treatment Initiation, Maintenance and Switching of Topical, Biologic, Oral  PDE-4 Inhibitors and TYK2 Agents , Moderated by David Cohen, with Kara Gooding, Joseph Gorelick, Alexa Hetzel
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch with Exhibitors
Other Inflammatory Skin Diseases Panel and Audience Discussion
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Vitiligo Diagnosis and Treatment Selection, Sandri Johnson
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diagnosis and Treatment Selection, Wendy Cantrell
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Alopecia Areata Diagnosis and Treatment Selection, Kara Gooding
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Special Case Considerations Review and Audience Questions, Moderated by Kara Gooding, with Wendy Cantrell, David Cohen, Joseph Gorelick, Jayme Heim
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Bring Your Cases Discussion Moderated by Darren West and Joseph Gorelick; Refreshments with Exhibitors, Sponsored by ReachRx
5:00 PM Meeting Concludes

Special Announcement: Travel Stipends Available for

DEF Biologic & Small Molecule CME Bootcamp


The Dermatology Education Foundation (DEF) is offering travel stipends for eligible practicing healthcare professionals who attend both days of the Biologic & Small Molecule CME Bootcamp on May 3-4, 2024 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Qualified medical professionals who attend the Bootcamp on both Friday and Saturday will receive a Gift Card valued at $100 to offset the costs of transportation and onsite parking.

What to Know:

  • The $100 travel stipend is available to the following categories of practicing healthcare professionals who are registered and attend both days of the Bootcamp, including Friday, May 3, 2024 and Saturday, May 4, 2024:
NP Nurse Resident Pharmacist Biologic Coordinator
PA MD/DO Student Office Manager Medical Assistant


  • The stipend will be provided in the form of a VISA Gift Card to be distributed upon conclusion of the Bootcamp on Saturday, May 4, 2024.
  • Exhibiting company representatives or any industry employees are NOT eligible for the $100 travel stipend.
  • Reminder: While this is a free event, a refundable $50 registration fee will be assessed for all registrants to reserve space. The entire $50 fee will be refunded upon your attendance at the full in-person learning activity. Please note the travel stipend is independent from the refund of the registration fee ($50) that will be provided to all who attend the Biologic & Small Molecule CME Bootcamp.