Clinical Insights into Psoriasis in Patients of Color: Bringing New Data to Light

Various gaps in the management of psoriasis in patients with SOC persist due to a lack of training for dermatology practitioners. As a result, patients with SOC are often misdiagnosed, experience more severe disease, and experience more disease burden. Given the predicted increase in the SOC population over the next decades, improving the diagnosis and management of psoriasis in these patients is critical. To improve outcomes in SOC patients with psoriasis, this webcast features esteemed expert dermatologists Mona Shahriari, MD, and Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH engaging in a conversational, expert discussion providing actionable guidance on the clinical presentation, disease burden, clinical and therapeutic nuances of treatment, and strategies to address barriers to care and individualize treatment plans.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for an audience of physicians, nurses, and other advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners/physician assistants) in medical practices that specialize in dermatology.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the clinical presentation and disease burden of psoriasis in SOC patients.
  • Summarize clinical updates and nuances of treatment for psoriasis in SOC patients.
  • Implement strategies to address patients’ barriers to care and individualize treatment plans.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
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  • Defining "Skin of Color" and Epidemiology of Psoriasis
  • Disparities in Care and Clinical Trial Participation
  • Case 1 - Assessing Psoriasis in SOC
  • Case 2 - Facial Psoriasis
  • Case 3 - Scalp Psoriasis
  • Case 4 - Post-Inflammatory Pigment Alteration (PIPA)
  • Case 5 - Culturally Competent Care


Mona Shahriari, MD
Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH
Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
Mona Shahriari, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

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AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


1 ANCC contact hour.


Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.


It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.





Commercial Interest

Andrew Alexis

Advisory board/Consulting

Leo, Galderma, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, Dermavant, Beiersdorf, Ortho, L’Oreal, BMS, Bausch health, UCB, Vyne , Arcutis, Janssen, Allergan, Almirall, Abbvie, Amgen, VisualDx, Eli Lilly, Swiss American, Cutera, Cara, EPI, Incyte, Castle, Apogee, Canfield, Alphyn


Grants (funds to institution): Leo, Amgen, Galderma, Arcutis, Dermavant, Abbvie, Castle

Royalties or patent beneficiary



Regeneron, SANOFI-Genzyme, BMS, L’Oreal, Janssen, J&J

Mona Shahriari, MD


AbbVie, Amgen, Arcutis, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cara, Dermavant, Incyte, Galderma, Janssen, Leo Pharma, Lilly USA, Novartis, Sanofi-Genzyme, Regeneron, UCB


AbbVie, CorEvitas Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis Registry, Dermira, Cara, Dermavant, Novartis, Union, Mindera


Abbvie, Arcutis, Bristol Myers Squibb, Lilly USA, Janssen, Dermavant, Leo Pharma, Pfizer, Sanofi-Genzyme, Regeneron, UCB

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


Nothing to disclose

Tarsus dba LiVDerm Staff and Planners


Nothing to disclose

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


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  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
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