Managing CSU and its comorbidities: from primary to secondary care

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Date of Activity

27th April 2018 – 27th April 2020

Course Overview

This educational activity has been designed for healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU).

This educational activity is based around a fictional patient case study. The patient in the video is played by an actress.

These CME modules are supported by an educational grant from Novartis, who were given the opportunity to review the content for medical accuracy only.

This course consists of video clips taken from a fictional patient case study supported by slide materials that are interspersed with quiz and evaluation questions.

Module Title


Addressing CSU in primary care


Managing common comorbidities in patients with CSU


Treating CSU: third-line therapy and beyond

Evaluation questions will be asked at the end of each presentation. You need to answer 70% of questions correctly to pass this CME and be awarded 1 European CME credit (ECMEC®).

Please allow 60 minutes to complete this course.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the activity, participants will understand:

  • The continuing unmet needs in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU).
  • Best practice management of CSU in primary care.
  • When patients with CSU should be referred to secondary care.
  • The need to identify and manage common comorbidities in patients with CSU.
  • Recent updates to the CSU guidelines and how these impact treatment of patients with CSU in secondary care.


  • Martin Metz

Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergy Allergie-Centrum-Charité, Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany.

Martin Metz, MD is Professor of Dermatology with focus on pruritus research at the Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. He received his medical education at the Free University of Berlin and the Humboldt University of Berlin. He was trained in dermatology at King’s College Hospital, London and at the University of Mainz; in experimental pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School in Boston (1997–98) and at Stanford University, California, USA (2004–06). He is board certified in Dermatology and Allergology, head of the specialty outpatient clinics for pruritus and principle investigator in the Dermatological Allergology laboratory at the Allergie-Centrum-Charité. His main scientific areas of interest are mast cell biology, neuroimmunology, inflammation and innate immunity, the major clinical focus is on pruritus and mast cell mediated diseases

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Microsoft Windows 2000 or above.
Internet Explorer (v8 or greater), Chrome, Safari or Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader*

MAC OS 10.2.8
Safari or Chrome
Adobe Acrobat Reader*
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*Required to view printable (PDF) version of the completion certificate.

Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

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