Spotlight on General Medicine

Credits: 1.00 CME / CNE
CASE STUDIES: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV
Matthew Feinstein, MD
American Heart Association

CASE STUDIES: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV

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Accredited By

American Heart Association

Activity Details

Free CME/CE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1.0 Contact Hour
Released: June 28, 2017
Expires: June 28, 2020
60 minutes to complete

Target Audience

Physicians (Cardiology, Family Practice, Infectious Disease, HIV Specialist and Internal Medicine); Physician Assistants (Cardiology, Family Practice, Infectious Disease, HIV Specialist, and Internal Medicine); Nurses/Nurse Practitioners; Other (Clinicians involved in the treatment and management of patients with HIV/AIDS)

Learning Objectives

1) State the CDC/USPSTF recommendation for universal opt-out HIV testing 2) Discuss preventive approaches to reduce risk of ASCVD in patients infected with HIV 3) Recognize the challenge of predicting cardiovascular risk in patients who are HIV-positive 4) Examine the treatment of ASCVD in patients who are HIV-positive

Activity Description

The program addresses the need for cardiovascular practitioners, family medicine physicians, infectious disease specialists, and other members of the target audience to illustrate the intersection between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Additionally, the program reviews epidemiologic patterns in HIV and the relevance of these for understanding the scope of CVD among HIV-infected individuals. Important concepts related to HIV screening and prevention, as well as CVD screening and prevention will be discussed; including new developments and existing barriers regarding CVD treatment for HIV-infected individuals will be reviewed. The activity uses a case-based format interspersed with didactic training to bridge the gap between theory and practice for practitioners caring for HIV-infected individuals.

Statement of Educational Need

The program addresses the need for cardiovascular practitioners, family medicine physicians, infectious disease specialists, and other members of the target audience to illustrate the intersection between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Agenda

45 minutes - Presentation of Case Studies: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV

15 minutes – Q & A

Presenters

Matthew J. Feinstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


David G. Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
School of Medicine,
Las Vegas, NV


Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Gerald S. Bloomfield, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, FAHA
Matthew J. Feinstein, MD
Matthew S. Freiberg, MD, MSc
Mark J. Haykowsky, PhD
Priscilla Hsue, MD
Wendy S. Post, MD, MS
David G. Weismiller, MD ScM, FAAFP

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Gerald S. Bloomfield, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, FAHA – No Disclosures
Matthew J. Feinstein, MD – No Disclosures
Matthew S. Freiberg, MD, MSc – No Disclosures
Mark J. Haykowsky, PhD – No Disclosures
Priscilla Hsue, MD – Honoraria – Gilead; Research Grant – Pfizer; Other Research Support – Novartis
Wendy S. Post, MD, MS – No Disclosures
David G. Weismiller, MD ScM, FAAFP – No Disclosures

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 06/28/2017

TERMINATION DATE: 06/28/2020

LAST REVIEW DATE: June 2017

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 06/28/2017 – 06/28/2020

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.0 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

AAFP Credit Statement - Physicians
This Enduring Material activity, CASE STUDIES: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 06/28/2017. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: 

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 80%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Gilead Sciences.

Disclaimer Statement/ Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Luci Ochoa, MBA
Manager, Lifelong Learning, AHA National Center
luci.ochoa@heart.org

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

Accredited By

American Heart Association

Activity Details

Free CME/CE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1.0 Contact Hour
Released: June 28, 2017
Expires: June 28, 2020
60 minutes to complete

Target Audience

Physicians (Cardiology, Family Practice, Infectious Disease, HIV Specialist and Internal Medicine); Physician Assistants (Cardiology, Family Practice, Infectious Disease, HIV Specialist, and Internal Medicine); Nurses/Nurse Practitioners; Other (Clinicians involved in the treatment and management of patients with HIV/AIDS)

Learning Objectives

1) State the CDC/USPSTF recommendation for universal opt-out HIV testing 2) Discuss preventive approaches to reduce risk of ASCVD in patients infected with HIV 3) Recognize the challenge of predicting cardiovascular risk in patients who are HIV-positive 4) Examine the treatment of ASCVD in patients who are HIV-positive

Activity Description

The program addresses the need for cardiovascular practitioners, family medicine physicians, infectious disease specialists, and other members of the target audience to illustrate the intersection between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Additionally, the program reviews epidemiologic patterns in HIV and the relevance of these for understanding the scope of CVD among HIV-infected individuals. Important concepts related to HIV screening and prevention, as well as CVD screening and prevention will be discussed; including new developments and existing barriers regarding CVD treatment for HIV-infected individuals will be reviewed. The activity uses a case-based format interspersed with didactic training to bridge the gap between theory and practice for practitioners caring for HIV-infected individuals.

Statement of Educational Need

The program addresses the need for cardiovascular practitioners, family medicine physicians, infectious disease specialists, and other members of the target audience to illustrate the intersection between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Agenda

45 minutes - Presentation of Case Studies: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV

15 minutes – Q & A

Presenters

Matthew J. Feinstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


David G. Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
School of Medicine,
Las Vegas, NV


Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Gerald S. Bloomfield, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, FAHA
Matthew J. Feinstein, MD
Matthew S. Freiberg, MD, MSc
Mark J. Haykowsky, PhD
Priscilla Hsue, MD
Wendy S. Post, MD, MS
David G. Weismiller, MD ScM, FAAFP

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Gerald S. Bloomfield, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, FAHA – No Disclosures
Matthew J. Feinstein, MD – No Disclosures
Matthew S. Freiberg, MD, MSc – No Disclosures
Mark J. Haykowsky, PhD – No Disclosures
Priscilla Hsue, MD – Honoraria – Gilead; Research Grant – Pfizer; Other Research Support – Novartis
Wendy S. Post, MD, MS – No Disclosures
David G. Weismiller, MD ScM, FAAFP – No Disclosures

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 06/28/2017

TERMINATION DATE: 06/28/2020

LAST REVIEW DATE: June 2017

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 06/28/2017 – 06/28/2020

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.0 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

AAFP Credit Statement - Physicians
This Enduring Material activity, CASE STUDIES: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 06/28/2017. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: 

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 80%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Gilead Sciences.

Disclaimer Statement/ Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Luci Ochoa, MBA
Manager, Lifelong Learning, AHA National Center
luci.ochoa@heart.org

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

General Medicine Presentations

0.25 CME
Medical Education Resources (MER)
Bridging the Gap Between Diabetic Primary Care and Retinal Specialty Practice - Unmet Eye Care Needs in Diabetes Mellitus

Bridging the Gap Between Diabetic Primary Care and Retinal Specialty Practice - Unmet Eye Care Needs in Diabetes Mellitus

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: May 15, 2020
Expires: May 15, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Jointly Provided By

Creative Services Provided By

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians

Learning Objectives

Describe the unmet need for diabetic eye care and the risks associated with delayed intervention.

Activity Description

Infinity Medical Education™ and infograph-ed™ have created a highly engaging, interactive learning experience. A series of three modular infographics will build on each other. The goal of this activity is to educate primary care clinicians on the most critical needs in diabetic care that are not being regularly met. Namely, patients are missing annual diabetic eye exams and are losing vision as a result. Primary care physicians are at the front line of diabetic care, directing patients through their healthcare journey, and these clinicians provide an essential touchpoint at which patients with diabetes can and should be directed to eye care providers.

Statement of Educational Need

Diabetes is a growing health crisis and primary care physicians are at the front line, directing patients through several other steps along their healthcare journey. Unfortunately, one of the most critical needs in diabetic care is not regularly met. Specifically, patients are missing annual diabetic eye exams and are losing vision as a result. Countless patients go blind because they either never enter the treatment continuum or they miss follow-up appointments. This comes at a time when retinal specialists are calling for treatment at earlier stages of disease.

The primary care visit is an essential touchpoint at which patients with diabetes can and should be directed to eye care providers who can deliver much-needed diagnostic services and treatments. This interactive learning opportunity will engage physicians and inspire a more proactive approach to patient education. Physicians will learn the unmet need for diabetic eye care and the risks associated with delayed intervention. Additionally, they will become well-acquainted with the science behind vision-saving treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy. Furthermore, this program will emphasize the potential advantages of moving patients into treatment sooner rather than later.

Topics

  • Growing incidence of diabetes
  • Diabetic retinopathy—a leading cause of blindness
  • Lack of awareness of eye disease risk among patients with diabetes
  • Dilated eye exam recommendations and frequency
  • Management and follow-up obstacles

Faculty

Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS
Director, Retina Service
Wills Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Medical Education Resources (MER) and Infinity Medical Education require instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to MER policy. MER is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interest related to the content of this activity:

Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS, has disclosed grant research funded by Allergan, Genentech, Novartis, Regeneron, Kodiak, Chengdu Kanghong, Opthea, Adverum, RegenxBio, and Graybug. Additionally, he has received consulting fees from Allergan, Genentech, Novartis, Chendu Kanghong, Kodiak, Adverum, and Graybug. He has agreed to disclose any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products referenced in her/his presentation.

Medical Education Resources’ planners and managers have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The employees of Infinity Medical Education, LLC have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Infinity Medical Education. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Instructions for Receiving Credit

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.

Statement of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussions of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Medical Education Resources
http://cmepartner.org/contact or call toll-free: 800-421-3756

Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: May 15, 2020
Expires: May 15, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Jointly Provided By

Creative Services Provided By

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians

Learning Objectives

Describe the unmet need for diabetic eye care and the risks associated with delayed intervention.

Activity Description

Infinity Medical Education™ and infograph-ed™ have created a highly engaging, interactive learning experience. A series of three modular infographics will build on each other. The goal of this activity is to educate primary care clinicians on the most critical needs in diabetic care that are not being regularly met. Namely, patients are missing annual diabetic eye exams and are losing vision as a result. Primary care physicians are at the front line of diabetic care, directing patients through their healthcare journey, and these clinicians provide an essential touchpoint at which patients with diabetes can and should be directed to eye care providers.

Statement of Educational Need

Diabetes is a growing health crisis and primary care physicians are at the front line, directing patients through several other steps along their healthcare journey. Unfortunately, one of the most critical needs in diabetic care is not regularly met. Specifically, patients are missing annual diabetic eye exams and are losing vision as a result. Countless patients go blind because they either never enter the treatment continuum or they miss follow-up appointments. This comes at a time when retinal specialists are calling for treatment at earlier stages of disease.

The primary care visit is an essential touchpoint at which patients with diabetes can and should be directed to eye care providers who can deliver much-needed diagnostic services and treatments. This interactive learning opportunity will engage physicians and inspire a more proactive approach to patient education. Physicians will learn the unmet need for diabetic eye care and the risks associated with delayed intervention. Additionally, they will become well-acquainted with the science behind vision-saving treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy. Furthermore, this program will emphasize the potential advantages of moving patients into treatment sooner rather than later.

Topics

  • Growing incidence of diabetes
  • Diabetic retinopathy—a leading cause of blindness
  • Lack of awareness of eye disease risk among patients with diabetes
  • Dilated eye exam recommendations and frequency
  • Management and follow-up obstacles

Faculty

Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS
Director, Retina Service
Wills Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Medical Education Resources (MER) and Infinity Medical Education require instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to MER policy. MER is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interest related to the content of this activity:

Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS, has disclosed grant research funded by Allergan, Genentech, Novartis, Regeneron, Kodiak, Chengdu Kanghong, Opthea, Adverum, RegenxBio, and Graybug. Additionally, he has received consulting fees from Allergan, Genentech, Novartis, Chendu Kanghong, Kodiak, Adverum, and Graybug. He has agreed to disclose any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products referenced in her/his presentation.

Medical Education Resources’ planners and managers have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The employees of Infinity Medical Education, LLC have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Infinity Medical Education. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Instructions for Receiving Credit

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.

Statement of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussions of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Medical Education Resources
http://cmepartner.org/contact or call toll-free: 800-421-3756

1.00 CME
Forefront Collaborative
Exploring Within: A Mixed Reality Look Into Migraine and Episodic Cluster

Exploring Within: A Mixed Reality Look Into Migraine and Episodic Cluster

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: April 13, 2020
Expires: April 13, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

The target audiences are headache specialists and PCPs. Other healthcare professionals who treat patients with migraine, including general neurologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists, may benefit from participation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to

  • Apply concepts in migraine pathophysiology and therapeutic mechanism of action (MOA) to treatment discussions
  • Develop treatment plans in line with current standards of practice and guidelines for the management of migraine and episodic cluster headache (eCH)
  • Effectively communicate with patients using shared decision making (SDM) to diagnose and treat headache disorders
  • Analyze safety and efficacy profiles for new and emerging therapies in acute and preventive treatment of migraine and eCH
  • Discuss burden of migraine and eCH and impact to quality of life (QoL)

Activity Description

Delve deep into the scientific advances in migraine and episodic cluster headache (eCH) through a mixed reality experience as faculty demonstrate the intricacies of acute and preventive treatments with a HoloLens device. This CME presentation features a case series and faculty discussion to strengthen expertise in treating migraine and eCH to alleviate patient burden and improve their quality of life.

Statement of Educational Need

The burst of mechanism-specific treatments for migraine prevention has transformed lives of patients and may do the same for those with episodic cluster headache. New challenges face healthcare professionals, managing the use of therapies antagonizing the calcitonin gene-related peptide system and readying for the next evolution of acute migraine treatments, including ditans and gepants.

Agenda

  • Welcome and Session Overview
  • Pathophysiology and Mechanism of Action Depicted in Mixed Reality
  • Cases in Episodic Migraine and Episodic Cluster Headache
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Adjournment

Faculty

Merle L. Diamond, MD
President and Managing Director,
Diamond Headache Clinic
Chicago, Illinois


Stewart J. Tepper, MD
Professor of Neurology,
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, Dartmouth Headache Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire


Wade M. Cooper, DO
Associate Professor of Neurology,
Michigan Medicine
Director,
Headache and Neuropathic Pain Program
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Educational activities provided by Forefront Collaborative must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interest(s)*. For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved through peer review and revisions to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias. Disclosures appear below as they were at the time of recording.

*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.

The following individuals have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have had, in the past 12 months, financial relationship(s) with commercial interests relative to the content of this CME activity:

  • Planner (Forefront Collaborative): Sydney Pate, MS
  • Planner (Shared Decision Making): Sarina Schrager, MD

The following individuals have disclosed that they and/or their spouse/partner has had a financial relationship in the past 12 months:

  • Planner (SDM Table)**: Jessica Ailani, MD, has consulted for Allergan, Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Amgen, Lilly, ElectroCore, and Promius; she has participated in a speaker’s bureau for Allergan, Amgen, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, ElectroCore, Promius, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries; Dr. Ailani has participated in an advisory board for Biohaven, Impel, and Satsuma Pharmaceuticals; she has contracted research from Amgen
  • Planner (HoloLens)**: Rami Burstein, PhD, has received a consulting fee for Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Allergan, Dr. Reddy’s, Lilly, Novartis, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries; he has participated in an advisory board for Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Allergan, Dr. Reddy’s, Novartis, Revance, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries; Dr. Burstein has contracted research from Allergan, Dr. Reddy’s, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Planner (Forefront Collaborative):Lily Zurkovsky, PhD, has personal stock in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Presenter: Merle Diamond, MD, has consulted for Alder BioPharmacuticals, Amgen, Eli Lilly & Co., Promius Pharma, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; she has participated in a speaker’s bureau for Amgen, Assertio Therapeutics, Eli Lilly & Co., Supernus Pharmaceuticals, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; Dr. Diamond has participated in an advisory board for Alder BioPharmacuticals, Amgen, Assertio Therapeutics, Eli Lilly & Co., Promius Pharma, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., and Upsher-Smith Laboratories
  • Presenter: Wade Cooper, DO, has consulted and participated in an advisory board for Alder, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Lundberg, and Teva
  • Presenter: Stewart Tepper, MD, has grants for research with no personal compensation from Alder, Allergan, Amgen, Dr. Reddy’s, ElectroCore, Eli Lilly, eNeura, Neurolief, Novartis, Scion Neurostim, Teva, and Zosano; he has consulted for Acorda, Alder, Alexsa, Align Strategies, Allergan, Alphasights, Amgen, Aperture Venture Partners, Aralez Pharmaceuticals Canada, Axsome Therapeutics, Becker Pharmaceutical Consulting, BioDelivery Sciences International, Biohaven, Charleston Labs, Currax, Decision Resources, DeepBench, Dr. Reddy’s, ElectroCore, Eli Lilly, eNeura, Equinox, ExpertConnect, GLG, GSK, Guidepoint Global, Impel, M3 Global Research, Magellan Rx Management, Marcia Berenson Connected Research and Consulting, Medicxi, Navigant Consulting, Neurolief, Nordic BioTech, Novartis, Pfizer, Reckner Healthcare, Relevale, Revance, Satsuma, Scion Neurostim, Slingshot Insights, Sorrento, Spherix Global Insights, Sudler and Hennessey, Synapse Medical Communications, Teva, Theranica, Thought Leader Select, Trinity Partners, XOC, and Zosano; Dr. Tepper participated on an advisory board for Acorda, Alder/Lundbeck, Allergan, Amgen, Aralez Pharmaceuticals Canada, Biohaven, Eli Lilly, GSK, Novartis, Pfizer, Satsuma, Teva, Theranica, XOC, and Zosano; Dr. Tepper has stock options in Percept; he receives salary from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the American Headache Society

**Disclosed at the time of original work.

Accreditation Statement

Forefront Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Forefront Collaborative designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views or recommendations of Forefront Collaborative and Lilly.

The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed by two reviewers and a patient with migraine. The reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This continuing medical education activity will include reference(s) to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Thank you for your participation! We value your opinion. If you have any feedback or questions about this educational activity, please contact info@forefrontcollab.com.

Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: April 13, 2020
Expires: April 13, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

The target audiences are headache specialists and PCPs. Other healthcare professionals who treat patients with migraine, including general neurologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists, may benefit from participation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to

  • Apply concepts in migraine pathophysiology and therapeutic mechanism of action (MOA) to treatment discussions
  • Develop treatment plans in line with current standards of practice and guidelines for the management of migraine and episodic cluster headache (eCH)
  • Effectively communicate with patients using shared decision making (SDM) to diagnose and treat headache disorders
  • Analyze safety and efficacy profiles for new and emerging therapies in acute and preventive treatment of migraine and eCH
  • Discuss burden of migraine and eCH and impact to quality of life (QoL)

Activity Description

Delve deep into the scientific advances in migraine and episodic cluster headache (eCH) through a mixed reality experience as faculty demonstrate the intricacies of acute and preventive treatments with a HoloLens device. This CME presentation features a case series and faculty discussion to strengthen expertise in treating migraine and eCH to alleviate patient burden and improve their quality of life.

Statement of Educational Need

The burst of mechanism-specific treatments for migraine prevention has transformed lives of patients and may do the same for those with episodic cluster headache. New challenges face healthcare professionals, managing the use of therapies antagonizing the calcitonin gene-related peptide system and readying for the next evolution of acute migraine treatments, including ditans and gepants.

Agenda

  • Welcome and Session Overview
  • Pathophysiology and Mechanism of Action Depicted in Mixed Reality
  • Cases in Episodic Migraine and Episodic Cluster Headache
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Adjournment

Faculty

Merle L. Diamond, MD
President and Managing Director,
Diamond Headache Clinic
Chicago, Illinois


Stewart J. Tepper, MD
Professor of Neurology,
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, Dartmouth Headache Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire


Wade M. Cooper, DO
Associate Professor of Neurology,
Michigan Medicine
Director,
Headache and Neuropathic Pain Program
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Educational activities provided by Forefront Collaborative must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interest(s)*. For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved through peer review and revisions to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias. Disclosures appear below as they were at the time of recording.

*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.

The following individuals have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have had, in the past 12 months, financial relationship(s) with commercial interests relative to the content of this CME activity:

  • Planner (Forefront Collaborative): Sydney Pate, MS
  • Planner (Shared Decision Making): Sarina Schrager, MD

The following individuals have disclosed that they and/or their spouse/partner has had a financial relationship in the past 12 months:

  • Planner (SDM Table)**: Jessica Ailani, MD, has consulted for Allergan, Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Amgen, Lilly, ElectroCore, and Promius; she has participated in a speaker’s bureau for Allergan, Amgen, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, ElectroCore, Promius, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries; Dr. Ailani has participated in an advisory board for Biohaven, Impel, and Satsuma Pharmaceuticals; she has contracted research from Amgen
  • Planner (HoloLens)**: Rami Burstein, PhD, has received a consulting fee for Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Allergan, Dr. Reddy’s, Lilly, Novartis, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries; he has participated in an advisory board for Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Allergan, Dr. Reddy’s, Novartis, Revance, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries; Dr. Burstein has contracted research from Allergan, Dr. Reddy’s, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Planner (Forefront Collaborative):Lily Zurkovsky, PhD, has personal stock in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Presenter: Merle Diamond, MD, has consulted for Alder BioPharmacuticals, Amgen, Eli Lilly & Co., Promius Pharma, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; she has participated in a speaker’s bureau for Amgen, Assertio Therapeutics, Eli Lilly & Co., Supernus Pharmaceuticals, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; Dr. Diamond has participated in an advisory board for Alder BioPharmacuticals, Amgen, Assertio Therapeutics, Eli Lilly & Co., Promius Pharma, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., and Upsher-Smith Laboratories
  • Presenter: Wade Cooper, DO, has consulted and participated in an advisory board for Alder, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Lundberg, and Teva
  • Presenter: Stewart Tepper, MD, has grants for research with no personal compensation from Alder, Allergan, Amgen, Dr. Reddy’s, ElectroCore, Eli Lilly, eNeura, Neurolief, Novartis, Scion Neurostim, Teva, and Zosano; he has consulted for Acorda, Alder, Alexsa, Align Strategies, Allergan, Alphasights, Amgen, Aperture Venture Partners, Aralez Pharmaceuticals Canada, Axsome Therapeutics, Becker Pharmaceutical Consulting, BioDelivery Sciences International, Biohaven, Charleston Labs, Currax, Decision Resources, DeepBench, Dr. Reddy’s, ElectroCore, Eli Lilly, eNeura, Equinox, ExpertConnect, GLG, GSK, Guidepoint Global, Impel, M3 Global Research, Magellan Rx Management, Marcia Berenson Connected Research and Consulting, Medicxi, Navigant Consulting, Neurolief, Nordic BioTech, Novartis, Pfizer, Reckner Healthcare, Relevale, Revance, Satsuma, Scion Neurostim, Slingshot Insights, Sorrento, Spherix Global Insights, Sudler and Hennessey, Synapse Medical Communications, Teva, Theranica, Thought Leader Select, Trinity Partners, XOC, and Zosano; Dr. Tepper participated on an advisory board for Acorda, Alder/Lundbeck, Allergan, Amgen, Aralez Pharmaceuticals Canada, Biohaven, Eli Lilly, GSK, Novartis, Pfizer, Satsuma, Teva, Theranica, XOC, and Zosano; Dr. Tepper has stock options in Percept; he receives salary from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the American Headache Society

**Disclosed at the time of original work.

Accreditation Statement

Forefront Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Forefront Collaborative designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views or recommendations of Forefront Collaborative and Lilly.

The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed by two reviewers and a patient with migraine. The reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This continuing medical education activity will include reference(s) to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Thank you for your participation! We value your opinion. If you have any feedback or questions about this educational activity, please contact info@forefrontcollab.com.

2.50 CME / CE
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Addressing the Burden of Psoriatic Arthritis: Moving Beyond the Joint

Addressing the Burden of Psoriatic Arthritis: Moving Beyond the Joint

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Activity Details

Free CME/AANP
2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
2.5 AANP Contact Hours
Released: January 31, 2020
Expires: January 30, 2021
2.5 hours to complete

Accredited By


Target Audience

This activity was developed for rheumatologists, dermatologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care providers who manage patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize validated tools to assess psoriatic arthritis (PsA) disease burden and response to treatment
  • Summarize the clinical pharmacology, including mechanism of action, as well as safety and efficacy, of evidence-based medications for PsA
  • Utilize a treat-to-target approach with individualized evidence-based therapy to reduce symptom burden and, when possible, achieve disease remission/low disease activity
  • Identify and implement treatment of comorbidities of PsA in collaboration with the primary care provider

Activity Description

Philip J. Mease, MD, and Alexis R. Ogdie-Beatty, MD, MSCE, review the pathogenesis and a wide spectrum of clinical features, manifestations, and comorbidities of psoriatic arthritis; talk about classification criteria for PsA and different patient-reported and provider-assessed outcome measures; and discuss treatment recommendations and strategies, as well as various types of current and emerging therapies. Finally, they highlight some of the key issues and challenges of the management of PsA through reviewing patient case studies.

Statement of Educational Need

According to the Rochester Epidemiology Project, 250,000 persons in the United States have psoriatic arthritis (PsA). An estimated 80% of patients with PsA suffer progressive joint damage despite the availability of safe, effective medications approved for PsA. As a consequence, patients with PsA generally experience impaired activities of daily living and patient function, health-related quality of life, and a substantial socioeconomic burden. Patients with PsA often experience difficulty bending down to pick up clothes from the floor (26%), dressing (15%), getting in and out of the car (15%), or bathing (12%). Fatigue and psychological morbidity are common as well. Despite experiencing substantial morbidity, many individuals with PsA view available treatment options as equally or more burdensome than the disease itself. Extra-articular complications are common and may affect lungs, heart, skin, eyes, and other organs; anemia is common as well.

The pharmacologic treatment of patients with PsA has evolved over the past decade. Several categories of medications are now approved, including oral small molecules, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, interleukin-12/23 inhibitor, interleukin-17 inhibitors, cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 immunoglobulin, and Janus kinase inhibitor. Within the past 2 years alone, abatacept, ixekizumab, and tofacitinib have been approved for PsA based on safety and efficacy results in phase 3 clinical trials.

Upon receiving a patient with possible PsA in referral, the specialist is tasked with confirming the diagnosis, followed by initiation of evidence-based therapy to induce remission and relieve patient morbidity. Doing so is often complicated by gaps in knowledge and competence.

Faculty

Alexis R. Ogdie-Beatty, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Penn Psoriatic Arthritis Clinic
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Philip J. Mease, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Washington
Director
Rheumatology Research
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All faculty and planners participating in sponsored programs are expected to identify and reference off-label product use and disclose any relationship with those supporting the activity or any others with products or services available within the scope of the topic being discussed in the educational presentation.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE/CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE/CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences policy, the following disclosures have been made:

Alexis R. Ogdie-Beatty, MD, MSCE

  • Consultant - AbbVie, Amgen, BMS, Celgene, Corona, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB

Clinical area for disclosures above: Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

  • Other - Royalties from Novartis to spouse

Philip J. Mease, MD

  • Research Support - AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sun, UCB
    Consultant - AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Galapagos, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sun, UCB Speakers Bureau - AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB

Clinical area for disclosures above: Treatment of Rheumatic Disease

The faculty for this activity have disclosed that there will be discussion about the use of products for non–FDA approved indications.

Additional content planners
The following have no significant relationship to disclose:
Emir Hadzic, PhD (medical writer)
Kam A. Newman, MD (peer reviewer)

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
Charles Willis, Director of Continuing Education, consults for Pfizer, Inc; all other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.

Accreditation Statement

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 040207.
This program is accredited for 2.5 contact hours.
Program ID #5803-EM

Instructions for Receiving Credit

This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the materials, reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

For help or questions about this activity please contact Continuing Education: ce@annenberg.net
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Dinah Shore Building
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone 760-773-4500
Fax 760-773-4513
8 AM – 5 PM, Pacific Time, Monday – Friday

Activity Details

Free CME/AANP
2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
2.5 AANP Contact Hours
Released: January 31, 2020
Expires: January 30, 2021
2.5 hours to complete

Accredited By


Target Audience

This activity was developed for rheumatologists, dermatologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care providers who manage patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize validated tools to assess psoriatic arthritis (PsA) disease burden and response to treatment
  • Summarize the clinical pharmacology, including mechanism of action, as well as safety and efficacy, of evidence-based medications for PsA
  • Utilize a treat-to-target approach with individualized evidence-based therapy to reduce symptom burden and, when possible, achieve disease remission/low disease activity
  • Identify and implement treatment of comorbidities of PsA in collaboration with the primary care provider

Activity Description

Philip J. Mease, MD, and Alexis R. Ogdie-Beatty, MD, MSCE, review the pathogenesis and a wide spectrum of clinical features, manifestations, and comorbidities of psoriatic arthritis; talk about classification criteria for PsA and different patient-reported and provider-assessed outcome measures; and discuss treatment recommendations and strategies, as well as various types of current and emerging therapies. Finally, they highlight some of the key issues and challenges of the management of PsA through reviewing patient case studies.

Statement of Educational Need

According to the Rochester Epidemiology Project, 250,000 persons in the United States have psoriatic arthritis (PsA). An estimated 80% of patients with PsA suffer progressive joint damage despite the availability of safe, effective medications approved for PsA. As a consequence, patients with PsA generally experience impaired activities of daily living and patient function, health-related quality of life, and a substantial socioeconomic burden. Patients with PsA often experience difficulty bending down to pick up clothes from the floor (26%), dressing (15%), getting in and out of the car (15%), or bathing (12%). Fatigue and psychological morbidity are common as well. Despite experiencing substantial morbidity, many individuals with PsA view available treatment options as equally or more burdensome than the disease itself. Extra-articular complications are common and may affect lungs, heart, skin, eyes, and other organs; anemia is common as well.

The pharmacologic treatment of patients with PsA has evolved over the past decade. Several categories of medications are now approved, including oral small molecules, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, interleukin-12/23 inhibitor, interleukin-17 inhibitors, cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 immunoglobulin, and Janus kinase inhibitor. Within the past 2 years alone, abatacept, ixekizumab, and tofacitinib have been approved for PsA based on safety and efficacy results in phase 3 clinical trials.

Upon receiving a patient with possible PsA in referral, the specialist is tasked with confirming the diagnosis, followed by initiation of evidence-based therapy to induce remission and relieve patient morbidity. Doing so is often complicated by gaps in knowledge and competence.

Faculty

Alexis R. Ogdie-Beatty, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Penn Psoriatic Arthritis Clinic
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Philip J. Mease, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Washington
Director
Rheumatology Research
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All faculty and planners participating in sponsored programs are expected to identify and reference off-label product use and disclose any relationship with those supporting the activity or any others with products or services available within the scope of the topic being discussed in the educational presentation.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE/CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE/CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences policy, the following disclosures have been made:

Alexis R. Ogdie-Beatty, MD, MSCE

  • Consultant - AbbVie, Amgen, BMS, Celgene, Corona, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB

Clinical area for disclosures above: Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

  • Other - Royalties from Novartis to spouse

Philip J. Mease, MD

  • Research Support - AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sun, UCB
    Consultant - AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Galapagos, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sun, UCB Speakers Bureau - AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB

Clinical area for disclosures above: Treatment of Rheumatic Disease

The faculty for this activity have disclosed that there will be discussion about the use of products for non–FDA approved indications.

Additional content planners
The following have no significant relationship to disclose:
Emir Hadzic, PhD (medical writer)
Kam A. Newman, MD (peer reviewer)

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
Charles Willis, Director of Continuing Education, consults for Pfizer, Inc; all other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.

Accreditation Statement

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 040207.
This program is accredited for 2.5 contact hours.
Program ID #5803-EM

Instructions for Receiving Credit

This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the materials, reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

For help or questions about this activity please contact Continuing Education: ce@annenberg.net
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Dinah Shore Building
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone 760-773-4500
Fax 760-773-4513
8 AM – 5 PM, Pacific Time, Monday – Friday

0.75 CME
Vindico
What’s New in Flu? Advances in Therapeutic Options

What’s New in Flu? Advances in Therapeutic Options

Start

Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: January 15, 2020
Expires: January 14, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Provided By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is emergency medicine physicians and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Incorporate diagnostic assays into practice that have demonstrated improved sensitivity, specificity, and convenience to improve the detection of influenza.
  • Implement effective practices and procedures that reduce the spread of influenza in the hospital setting.
  • Utilize therapeutic regimens that effectively treat influenza as well as reduce its complications.

Activity Description

Although the impact of influenza varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of children and adults in the United States each year. Emergency departments are a frequent point of entry for many influenza cases and are well-positioned to identify and manage influenza community outbreaks and epidemics. Clinical trials and observational data show that early antiviral treatment can shorten the duration of fever and illness symptoms and may reduce the risk of complications from influenza. Three classes of antiviral drugs are currently available for the prevention and treatment of influenza: neuraminidase inhibitors, adamantanes, and the polymerase inhibitor baloxavir marboxil. The faculty of this CME activity will explore existing and newer diagnostic methods for influenza as well as approved antiviral agents regarding their novel mechanisms of action, ability to reduce duration of clinical illness and complications, and cessation of viral shedding.

Agenda

Diagnosing Flu in the ED – Jason E. Bowling, MD
Case Presentation – Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Influenza Treatment – Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA
Case Presentation – Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Wheel of Flu Knowledge – Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP

Faculty

Activity Chair:
Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP
Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Professor, Research Scholar
University of Arizona and Creighton
College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
  • Disclosure: Royalty: UpToDate, Inc.


Faculty:
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA
Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
  • Disclosure: Consulting Fee: DiaSorin, Shionogi
  • Ownership Interest: Johnson & Johnson


Jason E. Bowling, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director of Hospital Epidemiology, University Health System
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Emergency Physician
Chief, Emergency Medicine
San Ramon Regional Medical Center
San Ramon, CA
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Vindico Medical Education Staff:
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the CME posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 70% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: January 15, 2020
Expires: January 14, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Provided By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is emergency medicine physicians and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Incorporate diagnostic assays into practice that have demonstrated improved sensitivity, specificity, and convenience to improve the detection of influenza.
  • Implement effective practices and procedures that reduce the spread of influenza in the hospital setting.
  • Utilize therapeutic regimens that effectively treat influenza as well as reduce its complications.

Activity Description

Although the impact of influenza varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of children and adults in the United States each year. Emergency departments are a frequent point of entry for many influenza cases and are well-positioned to identify and manage influenza community outbreaks and epidemics. Clinical trials and observational data show that early antiviral treatment can shorten the duration of fever and illness symptoms and may reduce the risk of complications from influenza. Three classes of antiviral drugs are currently available for the prevention and treatment of influenza: neuraminidase inhibitors, adamantanes, and the polymerase inhibitor baloxavir marboxil. The faculty of this CME activity will explore existing and newer diagnostic methods for influenza as well as approved antiviral agents regarding their novel mechanisms of action, ability to reduce duration of clinical illness and complications, and cessation of viral shedding.

Agenda

Diagnosing Flu in the ED – Jason E. Bowling, MD
Case Presentation – Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Influenza Treatment – Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA
Case Presentation – Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Wheel of Flu Knowledge – Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP

Faculty

Activity Chair:
Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP
Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Professor, Research Scholar
University of Arizona and Creighton
College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
  • Disclosure: Royalty: UpToDate, Inc.


Faculty:
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA
Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
  • Disclosure: Consulting Fee: DiaSorin, Shionogi
  • Ownership Interest: Johnson & Johnson


Jason E. Bowling, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director of Hospital Epidemiology, University Health System
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Emergency Physician
Chief, Emergency Medicine
San Ramon Regional Medical Center
San Ramon, CA
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Vindico Medical Education Staff:
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the CME posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 70% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

1.25 CME
Vindico
Expanding Options in Influenza Management

Expanding Options in Influenza Management

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: January 13, 2020
Expires: January 12, 2021
75 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is pulmonologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Utilize evidence-based guidelines to diagnose influenza to improve earlier detection and treatment.
  • Compare currently available treatments for influenza based on their efficacy, effect on duration of virus, as well as the ability to improve outcomes for patients at normal and high risk for complications.
  • Implement best practices for prophylaxis, prevention, and treatment of influenza to reduce the duration of illness, viral shedding, and complications associated with the disease.

Activity Description

Although the impact of influenza varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that influenza has resulted in 9.2 million to 35.6 million illnesses, 140,000 to 710,000 hospitalizations, and 12,000 to 56,000 deaths annually since 2010. Antiviral agents with different targets and mechanisms of action provide multiple therapeutic options and have promise of improving treatment effectiveness. In this continuing education activity, experts examine how to effectively diagnose and treat patients with influenza.

Faculty

Activity Chair:

Sanjay Sethi, MD
Professor and Chief
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Assistant Vice President for Health Sciences
Department of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
University of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Pulmonx, Pulmotect
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline


Faculty:

William A. Fischer II, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Disclosure:
Speaker Honoraria: Genentech


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, January 13, 2020 to January 12, 2021.

How to Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 2 of 3 posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

MIPS Qualifying Activity:
Vindico has identified this CME activity as an improvement activity in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the MIPS of QPP, accredited CME providers need to implement activities that:

  • address a quality or safety gap that is supported by a needs assessment or problem analysis, or support the completion of such a needs assessment as part of the activity;
  • have specific, measurable aim(s) for improvement;
  • include interventions intended to result in improvement;
  • include data collection and analysis of performance data to assess the impact of the interventions; and
  • define meaningful clinician participation in their activity, describe the mechanism for identifying clinicians who meet the requirements, and provide participant completion information.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: January 13, 2020
Expires: January 12, 2021
75 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is pulmonologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Utilize evidence-based guidelines to diagnose influenza to improve earlier detection and treatment.
  • Compare currently available treatments for influenza based on their efficacy, effect on duration of virus, as well as the ability to improve outcomes for patients at normal and high risk for complications.
  • Implement best practices for prophylaxis, prevention, and treatment of influenza to reduce the duration of illness, viral shedding, and complications associated with the disease.

Activity Description

Although the impact of influenza varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that influenza has resulted in 9.2 million to 35.6 million illnesses, 140,000 to 710,000 hospitalizations, and 12,000 to 56,000 deaths annually since 2010. Antiviral agents with different targets and mechanisms of action provide multiple therapeutic options and have promise of improving treatment effectiveness. In this continuing education activity, experts examine how to effectively diagnose and treat patients with influenza.

Faculty

Activity Chair:

Sanjay Sethi, MD
Professor and Chief
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Assistant Vice President for Health Sciences
Department of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
University of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Pulmonx, Pulmotect
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline


Faculty:

William A. Fischer II, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Disclosure:
Speaker Honoraria: Genentech


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, January 13, 2020 to January 12, 2021.

How to Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 2 of 3 posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

MIPS Qualifying Activity:
Vindico has identified this CME activity as an improvement activity in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the MIPS of QPP, accredited CME providers need to implement activities that:

  • address a quality or safety gap that is supported by a needs assessment or problem analysis, or support the completion of such a needs assessment as part of the activity;
  • have specific, measurable aim(s) for improvement;
  • include interventions intended to result in improvement;
  • include data collection and analysis of performance data to assess the impact of the interventions; and
  • define meaningful clinician participation in their activity, describe the mechanism for identifying clinicians who meet the requirements, and provide participant completion information.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.25 CME / MOC
Vindico
MedEdTalks Rheumatology: 3rd Annual Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference: Immunology Bootcamp – RA

MedEdTalks Rheumatology: 3rd Annual Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference: Immunology Bootcamp – RA

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC point(s)
Released: October 28, 2019
Expires: October 27, 2020
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs).

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Utilize appropriate biomarker testing to identify patients with early inflammatory disease.
  • Evaluate common signaling pathways that underly chronic immune-mediated inflammatory conditions as well as the molecular targets of available and emerging immune-based therapies.

Activity Description

In this CME podcast, Dr. Grace Wright and Dr. Jeffrey Kaine will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Faculty

Activity Chair
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, FACR
President and CEO, Grace C. Wright, MD PC
President, Association of Women in Rheumatology
New York, NY
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB


Faculty
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB


Jeffrey L. Kaine, MD
Independent Healthcare Associates, Inc.
Cullowhee, NC
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Gilead, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer
Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer


John R.P. Tesser, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Midwestern University College of Health Sciences
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, P.C.
Phoenix, AZ
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Novartis, Pfizer, Samumed, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Ablynx, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Aurinia, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eicos, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Mallinckrodt, Merck KG, Novartis, Pfizer, R-Pharma, Regeneron, Roche, Samumed, Sandoz, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, Setpoint, Sun, Takeda, UCB
Innovation Theater Presentation: Lilly, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron


Reviewers
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, reviewers, and staff involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Signed Disclosure(s) are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 28, 2019 to October 27, 2020.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest question, listen to the presentation, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Lilly USA, LLC; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC point(s)
Released: October 28, 2019
Expires: October 27, 2020
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs).

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Utilize appropriate biomarker testing to identify patients with early inflammatory disease.
  • Evaluate common signaling pathways that underly chronic immune-mediated inflammatory conditions as well as the molecular targets of available and emerging immune-based therapies.

Activity Description

In this CME podcast, Dr. Grace Wright and Dr. Jeffrey Kaine will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Faculty

Activity Chair
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, FACR
President and CEO, Grace C. Wright, MD PC
President, Association of Women in Rheumatology
New York, NY
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB


Faculty
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB


Jeffrey L. Kaine, MD
Independent Healthcare Associates, Inc.
Cullowhee, NC
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Gilead, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer
Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer


John R.P. Tesser, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Midwestern University College of Health Sciences
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, P.C.
Phoenix, AZ
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Novartis, Pfizer, Samumed, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Ablynx, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Aurinia, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eicos, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Mallinckrodt, Merck KG, Novartis, Pfizer, R-Pharma, Regeneron, Roche, Samumed, Sandoz, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, Setpoint, Sun, Takeda, UCB
Innovation Theater Presentation: Lilly, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron


Reviewers
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, reviewers, and staff involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Signed Disclosure(s) are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 28, 2019 to October 27, 2020.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest question, listen to the presentation, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Lilly USA, LLC; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.25 CME / MOC
Vindico
MedEdTalks Rheumatology: 3rd Annual Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference: Immunology Bootcamp – Biosimilars

MedEdTalks Rheumatology: 3rd Annual Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference: Immunology Bootcamp – Biosimilars

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC point(s)
Released: October 28, 2019
Expires: October 27, 2020
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs).

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to communicate with patients regarding biosimilars to identify patients who may prefer a biosimilar over a reference biologic.

Activity Description

In this CME podcast, Dr. Grace Wright and Dr. Jeffrey Kaine will discuss the utilization of biosimilars in rheumatoid arthritis.

Faculty

Activity Chair
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, FACR
President and CEO, Grace C. Wright, MD PC
President, Association of Women in Rheumatology
New York, NY
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB


Faculty
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB


Jeffrey L. Kaine, MD
Independent Healthcare Associates, Inc.
Cullowhee, NC
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Gilead, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer
Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer


John R.P. Tesser, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Midwestern University College of Health Sciences
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, P.C.
Phoenix, AZ
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Novartis, Pfizer, Samumed, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Ablynx, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Aurinia, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eicos, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Mallinckrodt, Merck KG, Novartis, Pfizer, R-Pharma, Regeneron, Roche, Samumed, Sandoz, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, Setpoint, Sun, Takeda, UCB
Innovation Theater Presentation: Lilly, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron


Reviewers
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, reviewers, and staff involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Signed Disclosure(s) are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 28, 2019 to October 27, 2020.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objective, answer the pretest question, listen to the presentation, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Lilly USA, LLC; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC point(s)
Released: October 28, 2019
Expires: October 27, 2020
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs).

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to communicate with patients regarding biosimilars to identify patients who may prefer a biosimilar over a reference biologic.

Activity Description

In this CME podcast, Dr. Grace Wright and Dr. Jeffrey Kaine will discuss the utilization of biosimilars in rheumatoid arthritis.

Faculty

Activity Chair
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, FACR
President and CEO, Grace C. Wright, MD PC
President, Association of Women in Rheumatology
New York, NY
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB


Faculty
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB


Jeffrey L. Kaine, MD
Independent Healthcare Associates, Inc.
Cullowhee, NC
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Gilead, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer
Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer


John R.P. Tesser, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Midwestern University College of Health Sciences
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, P.C.
Phoenix, AZ
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Novartis, Pfizer, Samumed, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Ablynx, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Aurinia, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eicos, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Mallinckrodt, Merck KG, Novartis, Pfizer, R-Pharma, Regeneron, Roche, Samumed, Sandoz, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, Setpoint, Sun, Takeda, UCB
Innovation Theater Presentation: Lilly, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron


Reviewers
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, reviewers, and staff involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Signed Disclosure(s) are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 28, 2019 to October 27, 2020.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objective, answer the pretest question, listen to the presentation, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Lilly USA, LLC; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.25 CME / MOC
Vindico
MedEdTalks Rheumatology: 3rd Annual Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference: Immunology Bootcamp – PSA

MedEdTalks Rheumatology: 3rd Annual Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference: Immunology Bootcamp – PSA

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC point(s)
Released: October 28, 2019
Expires: October 27, 2020
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs).

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Evaluate common signaling pathways that underly chronic immune-mediated inflammatory conditions as well as the molecular targets of available and emerging immune-based therapies.
  • Select treatment for patients with IMID based on the latest clinical evidence and patient characteristics.

Activity Description

In this CME podcast, Dr. John Tesser and Dr. Jeffrey Kaine will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

Faculty

Activity Chair
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, FACR
President and CEO, Grace C. Wright, MD PC
President, Association of Women in Rheumatology
New York, NY
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB


Faculty
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB


Jeffrey L. Kaine, MD
Independent Healthcare Associates, Inc.
Cullowhee, NC
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Gilead, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer
Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer


John R.P. Tesser, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Midwestern University College of Health Sciences
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, P.C.
Phoenix, AZ
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Novartis, Pfizer, Samumed, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Ablynx, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Aurinia, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eicos, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Mallinckrodt, Merck KG, Novartis, Pfizer, R-Pharma, Regeneron, Roche, Samumed, Sandoz, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, Setpoint, Sun, Takeda, UCB
Innovation Theater Presentation: Lilly, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron


Reviewers
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, reviewers, and staff involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Signed Disclosure(s) are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 28, 2019 to October 27, 2020.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest question, listen to the presentation, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Lilly USA, LLC; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC point(s)
Released: October 28, 2019
Expires: October 27, 2020
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs).

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Evaluate common signaling pathways that underly chronic immune-mediated inflammatory conditions as well as the molecular targets of available and emerging immune-based therapies.
  • Select treatment for patients with IMID based on the latest clinical evidence and patient characteristics.

Activity Description

In this CME podcast, Dr. John Tesser and Dr. Jeffrey Kaine will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

Faculty

Activity Chair
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, FACR
President and CEO, Grace C. Wright, MD PC
President, Association of Women in Rheumatology
New York, NY
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB


Faculty
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB


Jeffrey L. Kaine, MD
Independent Healthcare Associates, Inc.
Cullowhee, NC
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Gilead, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer
Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer


John R.P. Tesser, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Midwestern University College of Health Sciences
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, P.C.
Phoenix, AZ
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Novartis, Pfizer, Samumed, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Ablynx, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Aurinia, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eicos, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Mallinckrodt, Merck KG, Novartis, Pfizer, R-Pharma, Regeneron, Roche, Samumed, Sandoz, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, Setpoint, Sun, Takeda, UCB
Innovation Theater Presentation: Lilly, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron


Reviewers
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, reviewers, and staff involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Signed Disclosure(s) are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 28, 2019 to October 27, 2020.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest question, listen to the presentation, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Lilly USA, LLC; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.25 CME / MOC
Vindico
MedEdTalks Rheumatology: 3rd Annual Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference: Immunology Bootcamp – axSpA

MedEdTalks Rheumatology: 3rd Annual Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference: Immunology Bootcamp – axSpA

Start

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC point(s)
Released: October 28, 2019
Expires: October 27, 2020
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs).

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to evaluate common signaling pathways that underly chronic immune-mediated inflammatory conditions as well as the molecular targets of available and emerging immune-based therapies.

Activity Description

In this CME podcast, Dr. Grace Wright and Dr. Leonard Calabrese will discuss the diagnosis and management of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA).

Faculty

Activity Chair
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, FACR
President and CEO, Grace C. Wright, MD PC
President, Association of Women in Rheumatology
New York, NY
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB


Faculty
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB


Jeffrey L. Kaine, MD
Independent Healthcare Associates, Inc.
Cullowhee, NC
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Gilead, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer
Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer


John R.P. Tesser, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Midwestern University College of Health Sciences
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, P.C.
Phoenix, AZ
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Novartis, Pfizer, Samumed, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Ablynx, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Aurinia, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eicos, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Mallinckrodt, Merck KG, Novartis, Pfizer, R-Pharma, Regeneron, Roche, Samumed, Sandoz, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, Setpoint, Sun, Takeda, UCB
Innovation Theater Presentation: Lilly, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron


Reviewers
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, reviewers, and staff involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Signed Disclosure(s) are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 28, 2019 to October 27, 2020.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objective, answer the pretest question, listen to the presentation, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Lilly USA, LLC; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC point(s)
Released: October 28, 2019
Expires: October 27, 2020
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs).

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to evaluate common signaling pathways that underly chronic immune-mediated inflammatory conditions as well as the molecular targets of available and emerging immune-based therapies.

Activity Description

In this CME podcast, Dr. Grace Wright and Dr. Leonard Calabrese will discuss the diagnosis and management of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA).

Faculty

Activity Chair
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, FACR
President and CEO, Grace C. Wright, MD PC
President, Association of Women in Rheumatology
New York, NY
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB


Faculty
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB


Jeffrey L. Kaine, MD
Independent Healthcare Associates, Inc.
Cullowhee, NC
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Gilead, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer
Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer


John R.P. Tesser, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Midwestern University College of Health Sciences
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, P.C.
Phoenix, AZ
Disclosures
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Novartis, Pfizer, Samumed, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Ablynx, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Aurinia, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eicos, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Mallinckrodt, Merck KG, Novartis, Pfizer, R-Pharma, Regeneron, Roche, Samumed, Sandoz, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, Setpoint, Sun, Takeda, UCB
Innovation Theater Presentation: Lilly, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron


Reviewers
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, reviewers, and staff involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Signed Disclosure(s) are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 28, 2019 to October 27, 2020.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objective, answer the pretest question, listen to the presentation, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Lilly USA, LLC; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.75 CME
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
Addressing Real-World Practice Gaps in the Management of RA

Addressing Real-World Practice Gaps in the Management of RA

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: September 30, 2019
Expires: September 29, 2020
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare (AKH, Inc.)

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for rheumatology healthcare professionals who manage patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe involvement of the IL-6 signaling pathway in the pathophysiology, extra-articular symptomology, and associated comorbidities of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the role of cytokine-targeted therapy in the treatment of RA 
  • Incorporate validated and guideline-recommended RA disease activity monitoring to guide appropriate management of patients 
  • Use a treat-to-target approach for managing RA that personalizes therapy by cycling or switching treatment options in nonresponsive patients, and takes into account data for new and emerging biologic and targeted synthetic DMARDs 
  • Incorporate patient preferences, shared decision making, and patient education into the management plan for patients with RA 

Activity Description

Is a JAK inhibitor an oral IL-6 inhibitor? Is there a typical “TNFi-patient” versus an “IL-6i patient?” How do IL-6 inhibitors affect mood if they don’t cross the blood-brain barrier? We’ve sourced some of the most pressing questions about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from leaders around the world, and then brought them together to discuss them. We’ve also asked a patient with RA about her experience with the disease and its treatment. In this activity, we put their expert opinion against a patient’s true story. Will they match up?

Statement of Educational Need

Suboptimal management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) results in disability, inability to work, and substantial direct and indirect cost burden. Outcomes data from previous RA programs and from the literature indicate that despite the fact that effective use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) greatly reduces the potential for joint destruction, systemic immune effects, and disability, rheumatology providers are not effectively utilizing DMARDs, switching drugs when appropriate, utilizing appropriate monitoring tools, using effective SDM strategies to optimize care, nor effectively selecting newer agents when making treatment decisions.

Faculty

>Paul Emery, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, MARC (Chair)
Paul Emery, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, MARC (Chair)
Arthritis Research UK Professor, Rheumatology  
Director, NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Leeds
Leeds, UK


Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine  
Case Western Reserve University
Vice Chairman, Department of Rheumatic and Immunological Diseases  
R. J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology  
Cleveland Clinic 
Cleveland, OH


Ernest Choy, MD, FRCP
Ernest Choy, MD, FRCP
Professor, Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research  
Division of Infection and Immunity  
Director, Arthritis Research UK CREATE Centre and Welsh Arthritis Research Network (WARN)  
Cardiff University School of Medicine  
Cardiff, UK


Conflict of Interest Policy/ Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of their continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by RMEI and AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of, or a combination of, the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Faculty Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other faculty for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence supports the recommendation; moderator review; and peer review. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

  • Leonard H. Calabrese, DO, has affiliations with AbbVie, Amgen, BMS, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, GSK, Horizon, Janssen, Lily, Pfizer, Sanofi-Genzyme, UCB (Consultant); AbbVie, BMS, Genentech, Horizon, Janssen, Lily, Sanofi (Speakers Bureau).
  • Ernest Choy, MD, FRCP, has affiliations with Bio-Cancer, Biogen, Novartis, Novimmune, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi, UCB (Contracted Research); AbbVie, Amgen, Biogen, Chugai Pharma, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roche, R-Pharm, Sanofi (Consultant); Amgen, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chugai Pharma, Eli Lilly, Hospira, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, UCB (Speakers Bureau).
  • Paul Emery, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, MARC (Chair), has affiliations with AbbVie, Amgen, BMS, Gilead, Lilly, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Samsung, Sanofi (Consultant).

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

  • Lobna Eldasher, PharmD, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Sharon Powell has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.

 AKH Staff and Planners

  • Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Director of Accreditation, Planner, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Patricia Brignoni, AKH, Director of Operations, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians and PAs are entitled to receive up to 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity post-test and evaluation.

Physicians and PAs who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME/CE credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a monthly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Please contact Nicole Neely at nneely@rmei.com for questions regarding this activity.

Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: September 30, 2019
Expires: September 29, 2020
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare (AKH, Inc.)

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for rheumatology healthcare professionals who manage patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe involvement of the IL-6 signaling pathway in the pathophysiology, extra-articular symptomology, and associated comorbidities of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the role of cytokine-targeted therapy in the treatment of RA 
  • Incorporate validated and guideline-recommended RA disease activity monitoring to guide appropriate management of patients 
  • Use a treat-to-target approach for managing RA that personalizes therapy by cycling or switching treatment options in nonresponsive patients, and takes into account data for new and emerging biologic and targeted synthetic DMARDs 
  • Incorporate patient preferences, shared decision making, and patient education into the management plan for patients with RA 

Activity Description

Is a JAK inhibitor an oral IL-6 inhibitor? Is there a typical “TNFi-patient” versus an “IL-6i patient?” How do IL-6 inhibitors affect mood if they don’t cross the blood-brain barrier? We’ve sourced some of the most pressing questions about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from leaders around the world, and then brought them together to discuss them. We’ve also asked a patient with RA about her experience with the disease and its treatment. In this activity, we put their expert opinion against a patient’s true story. Will they match up?

Statement of Educational Need

Suboptimal management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) results in disability, inability to work, and substantial direct and indirect cost burden. Outcomes data from previous RA programs and from the literature indicate that despite the fact that effective use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) greatly reduces the potential for joint destruction, systemic immune effects, and disability, rheumatology providers are not effectively utilizing DMARDs, switching drugs when appropriate, utilizing appropriate monitoring tools, using effective SDM strategies to optimize care, nor effectively selecting newer agents when making treatment decisions.

Faculty

>Paul Emery, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, MARC (Chair)
Paul Emery, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, MARC (Chair)
Arthritis Research UK Professor, Rheumatology  
Director, NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Leeds
Leeds, UK


Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine  
Case Western Reserve University
Vice Chairman, Department of Rheumatic and Immunological Diseases  
R. J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology  
Cleveland Clinic 
Cleveland, OH


Ernest Choy, MD, FRCP
Ernest Choy, MD, FRCP
Professor, Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research  
Division of Infection and Immunity  
Director, Arthritis Research UK CREATE Centre and Welsh Arthritis Research Network (WARN)  
Cardiff University School of Medicine  
Cardiff, UK


Conflict of Interest Policy/ Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of their continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by RMEI and AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of, or a combination of, the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Faculty Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other faculty for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence supports the recommendation; moderator review; and peer review. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

  • Leonard H. Calabrese, DO, has affiliations with AbbVie, Amgen, BMS, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, GSK, Horizon, Janssen, Lily, Pfizer, Sanofi-Genzyme, UCB (Consultant); AbbVie, BMS, Genentech, Horizon, Janssen, Lily, Sanofi (Speakers Bureau).
  • Ernest Choy, MD, FRCP, has affiliations with Bio-Cancer, Biogen, Novartis, Novimmune, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi, UCB (Contracted Research); AbbVie, Amgen, Biogen, Chugai Pharma, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roche, R-Pharm, Sanofi (Consultant); Amgen, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chugai Pharma, Eli Lilly, Hospira, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, UCB (Speakers Bureau).
  • Paul Emery, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, MARC (Chair), has affiliations with AbbVie, Amgen, BMS, Gilead, Lilly, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Samsung, Sanofi (Consultant).

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

  • Lobna Eldasher, PharmD, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Sharon Powell has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.

 AKH Staff and Planners

  • Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Director of Accreditation, Planner, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Patricia Brignoni, AKH, Director of Operations, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians and PAs are entitled to receive up to 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity post-test and evaluation.

Physicians and PAs who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME/CE credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a monthly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Please contact Nicole Neely at nneely@rmei.com for questions regarding this activity.

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