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Dermatology

Psoriasis Back to Basics Program

This 6-module curriculum is a highly practical resource for clinicians at the frontline of one of the most challenging dermatological disorders. Led by Associate Professor Peter Foley from the Skin Health Institute, the program provides comprehensive training on psoriasis aetiology, presentation, assessment and treatment, with a focus on up to date clinical evidence and prescribing strategies for the currently available biologic therapies.


We would like to thank Janssen Pharmaceuticals for supporting this independent educational course.

DURATION

4 hrs

PROFESSION

Nursing, Medical Resident, Specialist

# OF CREDITS

0

ACCREDITATION

Unaccredited

EXPIRY DATE

2021-12-15

This 6-module curriculum is a highly practical resource for clinicians at the frontline of one of the most challenging dermatological disorders. Led by Associate Professor Peter Foley from the Skin Health Institute, the program provides comprehensive training on psoriasis aetiology, presentation, assessment and treatment, with a focus on up to date clinical evidence and prescribing strategies for the currently available biologic therapies.


We would like to thank Janssen Pharmaceuticals for supporting this independent educational course.

Faculty

Psoriasis: Overview and Comorbidities

Dr Aaron Robinson, BBiotech (Hons), MBBS, PhD, FACD
Dr Ben Daniel, MBBS, MMED (CLIN EPI) (HONS), BA, BCOM, FACD

Psoriasis: Pregnancy, Biologics and Malignancy

Dr Katherine Armour, MBCHB (OTAGO), FACD
Dr Diana Rubel, MBBS, DIP PAEDS, MMED, FACD

Psoriasis: Assessment Tools and Quality of Life

Dr Rebecca Nguyen, MBBS(Hons), FACD
A/Prof Chris Baker, MBBS FACD

Psoriasis: Biologic Agents in Dermatology

Associate Professor Peter Foley, MBBS, BMedSc, MD, FACD
Dr Sarah Hannam, MBBS(Hons), FACD
Dr Rebecca Nguyen, MBBS(Hons), FACD

Psoriasis: Selecting Biologics and Switching

Associate Professor Peter Foley, MBBS, BMedSc, MD, FACD

Psoriasis: PBS Requirements for Adults with Severe Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

Sue Anderson, Registered Nurse

Learning objectives

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the aetiology, features, risk factors and triggers for the different types of psoriasis
  2. Evaluate the clinical severity of psoriasis and its effects on quality of life and psychosocial health
  3. Describe the available biologic therapies for psoriasis, including mechanisms of action and evidence for efficacy and safety
  4. Understand the risk of malignancy in the psoriatic patient and recommendations for managing these patients
  5. Select and switch biologic treatments for psoriasis based on patient factors, efficacy and safety, indications and guideline recommendations
  6. Understand the evidence for the safety of biologic therapy in pregnant and lactating women with psoriasis
  7. Understand the criteria and application processes for initial and continuing PBS subsidised biologic therapy for severe chronic plaque psoriasis
Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 0
Duration: 4 hrs

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