Workshop to provide free assessment tools for psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

Session attendees will receive free tools to use in their clinics.

Session attendees will receive free tools to use in their clinics.

A workshop featuring live patients will provide Summer Meeting attendees a unique visual experience along with tools to help assess patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Experts will explain how to use simple, validated tools in daily practice to improve their patients’ quality of life.

“Practical Approaches to Assessing Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Patients in Clinic” (W002) — with a faculty of five dermatologists, including two who are also rheumatologists — will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 28. The session is free, but a registration ticket will be required for admission.

Tools available through the session will include an app and laminated cards that can be used to evaluate and measure the severity of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The app and laminated cards will guide clinicians to develop body surface area (BSA), target lesion, and physician’s global assessment (PGA) scores. Tools for diagnosing and assessing the severity of psoriatic arthritis also will be provided.

Additional presentations will review the need for these assessments, as well as a summary of patient-reported outcome measures that have been used in clinical trials, and a discussion of treat-to-target strategies for optimizing psoriasis outcomes.

Presentations at the workshop:

  • Importance of Assessing Psoriasis and PsA, Alice B. Gottlieb, MD, PhD
  • Patient Assessment Demonstration and Clinical Use of Assessment Tools for Psoriasis, Mark Lebwohl, MD
  • Patient Assessment Demonstration and Clinic for Psoriatic Arthritis, Joseph Merola, MD, MSc
  • Assessments for Health-Related Quality of Life for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Patents, Bruce Elliot Strober, MD, PhD
  • Treat to Target for Psoriasis and PsA, Abby S. Van Voorhees, MD


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