Incorporating Patient Perspectives into Clinical Decision-making to Improve Acne Management

1.25 AAPA
1.25 CME
$0 FEE
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Incorporating Patient Perspectives into Clinical Decision-making to Improve Acne Management


Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by vindico

Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

There is no non-commercial support for this activity.

Education activities are distinguished as separate from endorsement of commercial products. When commercial products are displayed, participants will be advised that accredited status as a provider refers only to its continuing education activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial products.

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is dermatologists, family practice physicians, pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with acne.

Learning Objective

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

  • Recognize the importance of including patient perspectives into clinical decision-making when deciding upon the most appropriate regimen for the treatment of acne.
  • Acknowledge the importance of incorporating evidence-based medicine, best practices, and patient engagement techniques when selecting or switching a particular course of therapy for acne.
  • Examine effective follow-up techniques that assist in ensuring compliance, efficacy of acne treatment, and that patients are satisfied with results.
  • Summarize strategies that patients and providers can use to reduce the physical and psychological impact of acne and improve overall well-being.

Actvity Chair

Linda F. Stein Gold, MD
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Dermatology
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI


Julie Harper, MD
Owner, The Dermatology & Skin Care Center of Birmingham, P.C.
Birmingham, AL

Jerry Tan, MD, FRCPC
Adjunct Professor, Western University, Windsor Campus
Ontario, Canada

Patient Advocate


Kimberly G. Baker, NP, MSN, FNP-C
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Linda A. Giarraputo, PA-C
Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ


Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vindico Medical Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

abp mocSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Vindico Medical Education will provide a maximum of 1.25 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

aapaThis activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 4/15/2021 to 4/14/2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-202544.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, April 15, 2021 to April 14, 2022.

How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CE Credit

To participate in this CE activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, listen to the podcasts, and complete the CE posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate, Contact Hour Certificate, or AAPA Category 1 CME Certificate. 


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Indiviuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control.

Actvity Chair and Faculty report the following relationship(s)

Linda F. Stein Gold, MD
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Arcutis, Dermavant, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Novartis, Ortho Dermatologics
Speakers Bureau: Amgen, Ortho Dermatologics

Julie Harper, MD
Consulting Fee: Almirall, BioPharmX, Cassiopea, Cutanea, Cutera, Dermira, EPI Health, Galderma, La Roche-Posay, Ortho, Sol-Gel, Sun, Vyne
Speakers Bureau: Almirall, EPI Health, Galderma, Ortho, Vyne

Jerry Tan, MD, FRCPC
Consulting Fee: Alfasigma, Bausch Health, Boots Walgreens, Botanix, CeraVe, Galderma, Novartis, Vichy
Speakers Bureau: Cipher, Galderma, Vichy
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Devonian, UCB

Reviewers report the following relationship(s)

Kimberly G. Baker, NP, MSN, FNP-C
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Linda A. Giarraputo, PA-C
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ
Consulting Fee: Beckton Dickinson
Contracted Research: Beckton Dickinson

Patient Advocate reports the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non—FDA–approved or investigational use of products/devices.

ADA Compliance

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Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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