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Dermalorian™ Webinar Series

The Dermalorian™ Webinar series offers updates on patient care, therapeutic advancements, professional development, and more. 

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  • From a resource to help identify “forever chemicals” in cosmetics and skin care products to objective measures to use in the chart note, there are a number of tools, tips, and tricks that dermatology care professionals can use on a daily basis. Speaking at DERM2023, dermatologists David E. Cohen, MD, MPH, Ted Rosen, MD, and Michelle Hure, MD share some of their best practical tips. Plus, Linda Stein Gold, MD, offers an update on topical eczema treatments in the pipeline and Brad Glick, DO, MPH talks about the cutaneous signs of systemic disease.

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In the Know Video Series

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In the Know: Gluten-free Diets and PsO

Featuring: April Armstrong, MD, MPH
Which psoriasis patients can benefit from gluten-free diets? Do dietary modifications influence the course of psoriatic disease? April Armstrong, MD, MPH addresses what we know right now.

Increasing Patient Confidence

How and why should you explain the mechanism of action of biologic treatments for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and hidradenitis suppurativa? Joe Gorelick, MSN, FNP-C shares tips for talking to patients. ...

Identifying Treatment Failure

When biologic therapies offer some benefit for psoriasis but response is not rapid, give them time to work before making a switch, says David Cohen, MD. Topical treatments can be a bridge. He discusses signs of treatment failures and gives tips for patient counseling.

David Cohen, MD, MPH, FAAD

Assessing CV Health in PsO Patients

Clinicians in dermatology don't need to manage cardiac concerns for psoriasis patients, but screening can be beneficial to facilitate referral and support team care.

David E. Cohen, MD, MPH

How Do You Manage Inverse Psoriasis Topically?

To support #orticosteroid stewardship, for eczema and psoriasis, consider alternative topicals: JAK inhibitors, PDE4 inhibitors and AhR-modulating agents.

Joe Gorelick, MSN, FNP-C

Focus on Service; Emphasize Communication

Focus on service and top-notch patient #experience in dermatology. Communicate and offer patients alternatives if running late, says Joe Gorelick, FNP-C.

Joe Gorelick, MSN, FNP-C

Nurture Lifelong Patients and Referrals

Nurturing happy patients is a family affair, shares Joe Gorelick, FNP-C. He shares tips for building your referral base and building life-long connections.

Joe Gorelick, MSN, FNP-C

Do Your Own Dilutions

When it comes to in-office dilution, think twice about delegation. Joe Gorelick, FNP-C says he minimizes risks by doing his own dilutions in the dermatology clinic.

Joe Gorelick, MSN, FNP-C

Key to Negotiation: Know Your Value

The key to negotiation is to know your value, says Michelle Sullentrup, founder of Understanding production versus collections is essential. ...

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