IMPACT: Improving Outcomes in Adults with Atopic Dermatitis

IMPACT: Improving Outcomes in Adults with Atopic Dermatitis

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2 CPD points with the RACGP

1 Educational activity hour with the ACRRM

All participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for self-reporting to other colleges

In collaboration with the Australasian College of Dermatology
Proudly supported by the Eczema Association of Australasia

Duration: 60 minutes

Many children with eczema continue to have eczema into adulthood. One study in 2014 followed over 7000 children with eczema and found 80% had symptoms into adulthood.

This online module walks through the case of a young adult woman with eczema including:

  • Her clinical experiences with the condition and with the treatment
    Strategies you can implement to promote adherence
  • The psychological impact of atopic dermatitis with comment by expert Dr Melissa Oxlad
  • Strategies to address the psychological impact that you can use in primary care
  • Psychological red flags to watch our for, and
  • A quick quiz of your topical corticosteroid knowledge


  1. Written action plan for self-management of atopic dermatitis
  2. Treatment algorithm for managing active atopic dermatitis in primary care

* Resources included in this module have been reviewed by the Australasian College of Dermatologists and the Eczema Association of Australasia.

Learning objectives:

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the considerable burden of atopic dermatitis on patients, their families, and caregivers and the importance of patient and caregiver education for long-lasting effective management
  • Educate patients, their families and caregivers to improve their understanding of atopic dermatitis and promote adherence to therapies
  • Apply strategies and tools that enhance patient – clinician communication and improve patient safety and quality of care

Independent Medical Education

This programme was supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer IGLC. Pfizer had no involvement in the development of the programme or the selection of faculty.

  • Dr Kate DeAmbrosis Bachelor of Medicine(Hons), FACD, MPH
    Valley Plastic Surgery
    Mater Hospital, Brisbane QLD
  • Dr Melissa Oxlad M. Psych (Clin. & Hlth), PhD, Dip. Clin. Hypnosis
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA
  • Dr Anita Sharma MBBS FRACGP
    Director, Platinum Medical Centre, Brisbane, QLD
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners:
    • 2 CPD points
    • Activity no. 194026 
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine:
    • 1 Educational activity hour
    • Activity ID. 19639

No conflicts of interest