According to the Patient: Alopecia Areata in Adolescence

The management of AA in adolescents presents various challenges to dermatology professionals, including identification of AA, limited effective treatment options, and high disease burden. Because hair loss has a significant physical and psychological impact on a child’s development, early diagnosis and treatment are essential. Currently there is only one systemic therapy approved for adolescents; however, there are additional therapies on the horizon with promising data. As new therapies continue to emerge and become available, clinicians should become familiar with the clinical efficacy and safety data for current and emerging therapies to inform treatment selection and capitalize on the treatment benefits.

This educational activity, originally presented by Britt Craiglow, MD, and Brett King, MD, PhD live at the 2024 South Beach Symposium and Masters of Pediatric Dermatology conferences, focuses on the pathophysiology and clinical presentations of AA, current and emerging therapies, and disease management strategies for adolescents with AA.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for an audience of U.S. based dermatologists, pediatric dermatologists, nurses, advanced practice providers who treat alopecia areata.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the pathophysiology and variations in clinical presentations of AA in adolescent patients.
  • Evaluate clinical data for current and emerging therapies for adolescents with AA.
  • Develop disease management strategies to address the comorbidities, psychosocial effects, QoL, and disease burden in adolescents with AA.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
  • Recorded symposium


Dr. Brett KingBrittany G. Craiglow, MD
Brett King, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Brittany Craiglow, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

This activity is provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Tarsus Cardio dba LiVDerm.

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1 ANCC contact hours.


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Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer.


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Commercial Interest

Brittany G. Craiglow, MD


Dermavant, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme


Eli Lilly, Pfizer


Abbvie, Incyte, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme

Brett King, MD, PhD


Advisory boards and/or is a consultant and/or is a clinical trial investigator and/or is on a Data Monitoring Committee for Abbvie, AltruBio Inc, Almirall, AnaptysBio, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Aslan Pharmaceuticals, Bioniz Therapeutics, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc, Equillium, Horizon Therapeutics, Eli Lilly and Company, Incyte Corp, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, LEO Pharma, Merck, Otsuka/Visterra Inc, Pfizer Inc, Q32 Bio Inc, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, Sun Pharmaceutical, TWi Biotechnology Inc, Viela Bio, and Ventyx Biosciences Inc. He has served on speaker bureaus for Abbvie, Incyte, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron and Sanofi Genzyme. He is a scientific advisor for BiologicsMD

Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, VP, Healthcare CE and Operations


Nothing to disclose

Michele Bielarski, RN (planner/reviewer)


Nothing to disclose

AKH Inc Staff and Planners


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Tarsus dba LiVDerm Staff and Planners


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All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.



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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
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