National Psoriasis Foundation Receives Highest CME Accreditation

ACCME Awards NPF Accreditation with Commendation

Portland, Ore. (August 6, 2018)—The National Psoriasis Foundation, NPF, is proud to announce its continuing medical education, CME, program has received accreditation with commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, ACCME. This accreditation demonstrates NPF’s leadership in delivering high-quality CME programs that meet rigorous standards for educational excellence and independence.

This places NPF in an elite category -- few other patient advocacy organizations are accredited CME providers. More than 50 years of experience in the psoriatic disease community makes NPF a uniquely qualified to provide accredited education for health care professionals.

ACCME accreditation is a national model, assuring physicians and health care professionals that programs are relevant, effective, and independent. In 2016, upon receiving a 2-year ACCME provisional accreditation, NPF joined a community of educators committed to advancing healthcare quality through lifelong learning.

“We are honored to receive this accreditation,” said Randy Beranek, president and CEO, National Psoriasis Foundation. “Our CME goal is to address the knowledge gaps physicians may have in effectively treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. This accreditation confirms we’re meeting this goal and making a difference in patients’ lives.”

NPF hosts 50 programs serving more than 1,300 people through live CME activities and webinars, and provides online CME through the Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, JPPA.

NPF’s commitment to CME is part of its five-year strategic plan to increase the number of people receiving appropriate treatment, and improve health outcomes of patients with psoriatic disease. To learn more about NPF CME programs visit

About the National Psoriasis Foundation

Serving its community through more than 50 years of patient support, advocacy, research funding, and education, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the world’s leading nonprofit fighting for individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The NPF mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and dramatically improve the lives of more than 8 million Americans affected by this chronic immune-mediated disease. As part of that effort, NPF created its Patient Navigation Center to offer personalized assistance to everyone with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. To date, NPF has funded more than $21 million in research grants and fellowships that help drive discoveries that may lead to more and better treatments and ultimately a cure. Learn more at