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Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center do not endorse the use of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.

Credit Designations

Physicians
eNewsletter: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Podcast: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
eNewsletter: This 1 contact hour Educational Activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each Newsletter carries a maximum of 1 contact hours or a total of 6 contact hours for the six newsletters in this program.

Podcast:This 0.5 contact hour Educational Activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each podcast carries a maximum of 0.5 contact hours or a total of 3 contact hours for the six podcasts in this program.

To obtain contact hours, you must complete this Education Activity and post-test before September 8, 2014.

Post-Test

To take the post-test for eMedicalDermatology Review you will need to visit the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's CME website and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. If you have already registered for another Hopkins CME program at these sites, simply enter the requested information when prompted. Otherwise, complete the registration form to begin the testing process. A passing grade of 70% or higher on the post-test/evaluation is required to receive CME/CNE credit.

Statement of Responsibility

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Intended Audience

This activity has been developed for dermatologists, nurses, dermasurgeons, dermatopathologists, pediatric dermatologists, immunodermatologists, wound care specialists and allied healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Accurately diagnose skin and skin structure infections, evaluate their severity, and analyze the risk that multidrug-resistant bacteria present,
  • Carefully select antibiotic and other therapeutic interventions based on the severity of the infection, the likelihood of drug resistance, and other patient characteristics,
  • Confidently choose systemic and biologic therapies for psoriasis patients as part of an individualized treatment plan that optimizes outcomes and quality of life,
  • Implement improved cardiovascular risk surveillance for psoriasis patients,
  • Assess and utilize new and emerging therapies as well as current guidelines for acne, eczema and rosacea treatment,
  • Design and implement individualized treatment regimens for common skin disorders, including acne, eczema and rosacea, that are effective, promote patient compliance, and minimize the development of antibiotic resistance.
Launch Date

This program launched on October 11, 2011 and is published bi-monthly; activities expire 2 years from the date of publication, ending in September 2014.

Internet CME/CE Policy

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (SOM) is committed to protect the privacy of its members and customers. Johns Hopkins University SOM CME maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public. Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet based program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s CME program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with services that you request.

Faculty Disclosure

As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to require the disclosure of the existence of any relevant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member or a provider has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. The presenting faculty reported the following:

Bernard A. Cohen, MD, discloses that he has no financial relationship with commercial supporters.

Susan Matra Rabizadeh, MD, MBA, discloses that she serves on the advisory board and is receiving an honorarium from Allergan.

Mark Lebwohl, MD, has disclosed that he has received grants for clinical research from Can-Fite Biopharma and Clinuvel. He also disclosed that he has worked as a consultant for and receiving honorarium from Abgenomics, Allos, Amgen, Astellas, DermaGenoma, DermiPsor, Ethicon, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline-Stiefel, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, HelixBioMedix, Janssen Ortho Biotech, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Nycomed, Onset Therapeutics, Pfizer, Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

Elizabeth Sloand, PhD, CRNP, discloses that she has no financial relationship with commercial supporters.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Confidentiality Disclaimer for CME Conference Attendees

I certify that I am attending a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME activity for accredited training and/or educational purposes.

I understand that while I am attending in this capacity, I may be exposed to "protected health information," as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the "Privacy Regulations"). Protected health information is information about a personís health or treatment that identifies the person.

I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential.

I understand that I may direct to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer any questions I have about my obligations under this Confidentiality Pledge or under any of the Hopkins policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality. The contact information is: Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer, telephone: (410) 735-6509, e-mail: HIPAA@jhmi.edu.

“The Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as provider of this activity, has relayed information with the CME attendees/participants and certifies that the visitor is attending for training, education and/or observation purposes only.”

For CME Questions, please contact the CME Office at (410) 955-2959 or e-mail cmenet@jhmi.edu.

For CME Certificates, please call (410) 502-9634.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education
Turner 20/720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195

Reviewed & Approved by:
General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)
Updated 4/09

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