Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America & PlatformQ Health to Share Live-Online Patient Education Program on Eczema

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Respiratory Disease News
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Program designed to help millions of affected patients and caregivers better understand and manage this skin condition

BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and PlatformQ Health have

partnered to produce a new live-online program designed for people managing ezema. Eczema: A Potential Lifetime of Itch, will stream live-online November 8, 2018 at 3pm ET and be available on demand through November 2019. To encourage patients to become active participants in their health, the program will feature a live panel discussion showcasing patient, advocate, and expert clinician perspectives, real-time Q&A, audience polls, and more. Participants have already begun submitting questions for the panel on the program's "QBoard".

"Eczema brings tremendous suffering for affected patients and families. We hope this program will educate and empower patients about eczema, separating fact from fiction, and showcasing the new horizon for treatment and understanding of this disease," remarked Dr. Peter Lio of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, course chair and moderator for the upcoming session. "By shining a light on eczema, it is our hope that more patients will seek safe and effective treatments and more practitioners will be interested in learning about them as well."

In addition to Dr. Lio, the panel for the program will include Lidia Pomaville, PC-A, Physician Assistant at Forefront Dermatology & Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Marquette University, Sanaz Eftekhari, Director of Corporate Affairs at AAFA, and a patient presenter, who will share insights and personal experiences with her co-presenters and peer learners. The one-hour program will focus on

  • What causes eczema in the human body
  • What types of medicines and lifestyle habits can help manage eczema
  • How to communicate with health care professionals, and participate in treatment decisions
  • Other conditions that often come along with eczema
  • Social and financial burdens than can accompany eczema, and how to address them

"We're thrilled to collaborate with Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America on this program, to bring approachable and accurate education to people living with Eczema," said PlatformQ Health SVP of Education Kathryn Pucci. "Across all our patient channels, we work with the country's top specialists and real patients to help affected communities gain the right knowledge so they can participate and make good healthcare decisions. AAFA's commitment to delivering patient-centric resources and practical help is inspiring people and improving their lives."

Sanaz Eftekhari, program panelist and representative from AAFA, echoed her excitement. "I am proud to join a distinguished panel to help share resources, insights and clinical information about eczema. We hope to empower people living with eczema to become active participants in their health and live their best life. We are thrilled to find a partner in PlatformQ Health, who is driving innovation in education, to deliver the best information directly to the people living with their disease."

Patients and caregivers interested in participating in the free educational program can sign-up to attend this free program here.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

About AAFA Founded in 1953 and celebrating 65 years of service, AAFA is the oldest and largest non-profit patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions through research, education, advocacy and support. AAFA provides practical information and community-based services through its digital communities and national network of local chapters and educational support groups. Through its Kids With Food Allergies division, AAFA offers the most extensive online support community for families raising children with food allergies. AAFA also helps consumers identify products suitable for those with asthma and allergies through the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program. For more information, visit aafa.org.

About PlatformQ Health PlatformQ Health is the leading provider of live, online medical education, operating 18 therapeutically aligned learning channels dedicated to providing clinicians, patients, caregivers, advocates and administrators rigorous, outcomes-centric education aimed at improving patient care. The company's unique education platform allows patients, physicians and other healthcare professionals to connect online from anywhere, to learn about the latest treatment options, and engage in real-time discussion with scientific, research and patient care experts.

 

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