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Addressing the Unmet Needs of Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis A Visual Exploration of Disease Pathogenesis and the Clinical Potential of Targeting the TYK2 Pathway as a Novel Non-Biologic Oral Therapeutic Option

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual

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Addressing the Unmet Needs of Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis

A Visual Exploration of Disease Pathogenesis and the Clinical Potential of Targeting the TYK2 Pathway as a Novel Non-Biologic Oral Therapeutic Option

Activity Description

Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disorder that impairs patients’ physical health, quality of life, and work productivity. Almost one-fifth of affected

persons have moderate to severe disease, with extensive skin involvement affecting at least 3% of the body surface area. Systemic treatments are usually

administered to patients with moderate to severe disease. Despite available oral and injectable treatments for psoriasis, additional oral treatments could be

useful.

The Janus Kinase–Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (JAK–STAT) pathway plays a significant role in intracellular signaling of cytokines of

numerous cellular processes, important in both normal and pathological states of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Particularly in psoriasis, where the

interleukin (IL)-23/IL-17 axis is currently considered the crucial pathogenic pathway, blocking the JAK/STAT pathway with small molecules would be expected

to be clinically effective. However, relative nonspecificity and low therapeutic index of the available JAK inhibitors have delayed their integration into the

therapeutic armamentarium of psoriasis. Thus, current research has shifted focus to Tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2), the first described member of the JAK family.

In these PeerView regional meetings, our experts will offer insight into the complex pathogenesis that underlies psoriasis and other inflammatory autoimmune

conditions, focusing on the rationale for TYK2 inhibition as a therapeutic strategy. In addition, key information (eg, selectivity, side-effect profiles, dosing) for

kinase inhibitors in development that are targeting the TYK2 pathway for the treatment of psoriasis will be provided, as well as the most up-to-date clinical trial

data.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Explain the role of the JAK/STAT signaling pathway in the pathophysiology of psoriasis
  • Summarize efficacy and safety data related to current and emerging kinase inhibitors for the treatment of psoriasis
  • Treat moderate to severe psoriasis in accordance with current evidence and guidelines, recognizing the role of non-biologic therapies in addressing the

burden of disease and comorbidities in individual patients

Providership, Credit, and Support

Physician Continuing Medical Education:

Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical

education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit

commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is developed with our educational partner, PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This activity is supported through an educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.


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