During Eczema Awareness Month, the College is highlighting our educational, practice management and patient resources on atopic dermatitis. October is a great time to promote your expertise in treating this condition.
Check out our materials geared toward allergists as well as information you can share with patients.
Resources for allergists and their patients
- “Eczema In Skin of Color” is a partnership between the College and the Allergy & Asthma Network to address disparities in treating eczema in skin of color. The campaign’s goal is to aid health care providers and patients in recognizing eczema in people with all skin types. The centerpiece of the campaign is a robust new website, EczemaInSkinofColor.org. Resources on the website include videos, an image library, patient education materials, journal articles and more.
- Direct patients to the College’s Eczema web page for excellent information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis. Other great resources are College videos highlighting a patients’ personal story of her struggle and successful treatment of eczema and a Black teen’s experience navigating the treatment of eczema.
- Use the College’s recently-updated Atopic Dermatitis Shared Decision-Making Tool with your patients to discuss the benefits and risks of available treatments, and possible next steps.
Resources and education for allergists
- The Atopic Dermatitis eYardstick is an excellent resource to assist patients who have continuing eczema symptoms even after trying other therapies. Watch the College’s archived webinar Managing Atopic Dermatitis with a Yardstick.
- Use the College’s MicroCME for CME to fit your busy schedule! The modules focus on a variety of A/I topics in 15- to 30- minute modules. This month, try Dermatology in Skin of Color and The Impact of the Microbiome in Skin of Color.
- The online Practice Improvement course for Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is designed to help practicing allergists/immunologists improve the quality of care for their AD patients.
- Are you having problems getting biologics approved for atopic dermatitis? If so, check out our prior authorization appeal letter for dupilumab/atopic dermatitis.
- Enjoy podcasts? Listen to our AllergyTalk podcast Food Allergy and Eczema, which reviews three AllergyWatch articles on the topic.
- If you’re attending the ACAAI 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting, make plans to attend Thursday’s program dedicated to dermatologic conditions and treatments. Separate registration is required for this program.
- Check out Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology for research on atopic dermatitis:
Don’t miss this month-long opportunity! Eczema Awareness Month is an excellent opportunity to highlight your expertise in treating atopic dermatitis on your practice’s social media, website and newsletter.