Spotlight on Internal Medicine

Credits: 0.25 CME / MOC
Integrative Solutions to Challenges in Chronic Pain Management – Patient Case: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee
Robin Dore, MD
The France Foundation

Integrative Solutions to Challenges in Chronic Pain Management – Patient Case: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ABIM MOC point(s)
0.25 ABMS MOC point(s)
Released: July 22, 2020
Expires: July 21, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physiatrists and PCPs, those in general internal medicine practices including NPs and PAs.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe recent developments in the understanding of pain pathways/pain pathophysiology
  • Summarize key points from widely accepted guidelines/standards of care on OA and chronic LBP
  • Formulate a plan for ongoing pain assessment that reflects current evidence and incorporates practical tools whenever feasible
  • Explain the implications of key efficacy and safety data on emerging treatment options for chronic pain due to OA and LBP

Activity Description

This activity will review and assess the interventions designed to improve the clinical outcomes of patients with chronic osteoarthritis (OA) pain.

Statement of Educational Need

There are a vast number of challenges in the proper differentiation, assessment, and management of chronic pain (specifically with osteoarthritis [OA] and low back pain [LBP]), and how key facets of pain pathways/pain pathophysiology can help to inform these assessments. There is a need to increase the knowledge and confidence of physiatrists and PCPs (including internal medicine, NP, and PAs) who manage these patients to know the advances in current and emerging management strategies, including the use of a multimodal approach to therapies. An emphasis for a greater integrated multidisciplinary approach for delivering quality coordinated care within and across settings together, in order to improve pain management and patient care in the community, is also needed.

Faculty

STEERING COMMITTEE
Robin Dore, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
  • Robin Dore, MD, is a consultant for Amgen, Abbvie, Gilead, Lilly, Radius, and Sanofi. She is on a speaker’s bureau for Amgen, Abbvie, Lilly, Pfizer, Radius, UCB, and Sanofi. She has done research for Amgen, Abbvie, Biogen, Gilead, Lilly, and Pfizer.


Paul Doghramji, MD, FAAFP
Family Physician
Collegeville Family Practice
Medical Director of Health Services
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA
  • Paul Doghramji, MD, FAAFP, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Michael I. Danto, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute
Orange County, CA
  • Michael I. Danto, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

MOC REVIEWERS
Theodore Bruno, MD
Chief Medical Officer
The France Foundation

  • Theodore Bruno, MD, is a stock shareholder of Allergan. His spouse is an employee of Allergan.

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Family Medicine Residency Program
University of Florida Health

  • Louis Kuritzky, MD, is a consultant for Amgen, Allergan, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Lilly, Lundbeck, NovoNordisk, Sanofi, and Shire. In addition, he is on the speaker’s bureau for Amgen.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, TFF seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Physicians
The France Foundation designates this enduring activity 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.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants 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 credit.

Other American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Member Boards
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, “Integrative Solutions to Challenges in Chronic Pain Management” has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II CME Activity
Anesthesiology
Family Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
Radiology

Instructions for Receiving Credit

  • There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  • Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  • Complete the CME/CE activity
  • Complete the online posttest. A score of 100% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  • Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  • Credit documentation/reporting:
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.
    • If you are requesting ABIM MOC points, your MOC points will be submitted electronically to the ACCME, which will register data and notify certifying boards.
    • If you are requesting ABMS MOC points, please alert your board that you completed this activity.

Statement of Commercial Support

This program is supported by an independent education grant funded by Pfizer Inc, in partnership with Lilly USA, LLC.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

TFF requires CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. TFF does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650 or info@francefoundation.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ABIM MOC point(s)
0.25 ABMS MOC point(s)
Released: July 22, 2020
Expires: July 21, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physiatrists and PCPs, those in general internal medicine practices including NPs and PAs.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe recent developments in the understanding of pain pathways/pain pathophysiology
  • Summarize key points from widely accepted guidelines/standards of care on OA and chronic LBP
  • Formulate a plan for ongoing pain assessment that reflects current evidence and incorporates practical tools whenever feasible
  • Explain the implications of key efficacy and safety data on emerging treatment options for chronic pain due to OA and LBP

Activity Description

This activity will review and assess the interventions designed to improve the clinical outcomes of patients with chronic osteoarthritis (OA) pain.

Statement of Educational Need

There are a vast number of challenges in the proper differentiation, assessment, and management of chronic pain (specifically with osteoarthritis [OA] and low back pain [LBP]), and how key facets of pain pathways/pain pathophysiology can help to inform these assessments. There is a need to increase the knowledge and confidence of physiatrists and PCPs (including internal medicine, NP, and PAs) who manage these patients to know the advances in current and emerging management strategies, including the use of a multimodal approach to therapies. An emphasis for a greater integrated multidisciplinary approach for delivering quality coordinated care within and across settings together, in order to improve pain management and patient care in the community, is also needed.

Faculty

STEERING COMMITTEE
Robin Dore, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
  • Robin Dore, MD, is a consultant for Amgen, Abbvie, Gilead, Lilly, Radius, and Sanofi. She is on a speaker’s bureau for Amgen, Abbvie, Lilly, Pfizer, Radius, UCB, and Sanofi. She has done research for Amgen, Abbvie, Biogen, Gilead, Lilly, and Pfizer.


Paul Doghramji, MD, FAAFP
Family Physician
Collegeville Family Practice
Medical Director of Health Services
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA
  • Paul Doghramji, MD, FAAFP, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Michael I. Danto, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute
Orange County, CA
  • Michael I. Danto, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

MOC REVIEWERS
Theodore Bruno, MD
Chief Medical Officer
The France Foundation

  • Theodore Bruno, MD, is a stock shareholder of Allergan. His spouse is an employee of Allergan.

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Family Medicine Residency Program
University of Florida Health

  • Louis Kuritzky, MD, is a consultant for Amgen, Allergan, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Lilly, Lundbeck, NovoNordisk, Sanofi, and Shire. In addition, he is on the speaker’s bureau for Amgen.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, TFF seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Physicians
The France Foundation designates this enduring activity 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.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants 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 credit.

Other American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Member Boards
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, “Integrative Solutions to Challenges in Chronic Pain Management” has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II CME Activity
Anesthesiology
Family Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
Radiology

Instructions for Receiving Credit

  • There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  • Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  • Complete the CME/CE activity
  • Complete the online posttest. A score of 100% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  • Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  • Credit documentation/reporting:
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.
    • If you are requesting ABIM MOC points, your MOC points will be submitted electronically to the ACCME, which will register data and notify certifying boards.
    • If you are requesting ABMS MOC points, please alert your board that you completed this activity.

Statement of Commercial Support

This program is supported by an independent education grant funded by Pfizer Inc, in partnership with Lilly USA, LLC.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

TFF requires CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. TFF does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650 or info@francefoundation.com.

Internal Medicine Presentations

0.25 CME
Vindico
Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Disease Curbside Consults: Psoriasis – New and Emerging Options for Disease Management

Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Disease Curbside Consults: Psoriasis – New and Emerging Options for Disease Management

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 19, 2020
Expires: October 18, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to select treatment for patients with psoriasis based on the latest clinical evidence and recommendations.

Activity Description

In this Curbside Consult video, Drs. Leonard Calabrese and Anthony Fernandez discuss new and emerging treatment options for a patient with persistent moderate psoriasis despite ongoing therapy.

Activity Chair

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, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Kiniksa, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Horizon, Sanofi, UCB


Faculty

Anthony P. Fernandez, MD, PhD
Director of Medical Dermatology
W.D. Steck Chair of Clinical Dermatology
Departments of Dermatology and Pathology
Co-Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Actellion, Mallinkrodt, Novartis, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Mallinkrodt, Novartis
Contracted Research: Mallinkrodt, Novartis
Research Support for Clinical Trials: Corbus, Pfizer


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

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosures: 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 accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and reviewers involved in the development of accredited 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 accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

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.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 19, 2020 to October 18, 2021.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objective, 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 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. and Genentech, Inc.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 19, 2020
Expires: October 18, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to select treatment for patients with psoriasis based on the latest clinical evidence and recommendations.

Activity Description

In this Curbside Consult video, Drs. Leonard Calabrese and Anthony Fernandez discuss new and emerging treatment options for a patient with persistent moderate psoriasis despite ongoing therapy.

Activity Chair

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, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Kiniksa, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Horizon, Sanofi, UCB


Faculty

Anthony P. Fernandez, MD, PhD
Director of Medical Dermatology
W.D. Steck Chair of Clinical Dermatology
Departments of Dermatology and Pathology
Co-Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Actellion, Mallinkrodt, Novartis, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Mallinkrodt, Novartis
Contracted Research: Mallinkrodt, Novartis
Research Support for Clinical Trials: Corbus, Pfizer


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

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosures: 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 accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and reviewers involved in the development of accredited 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 accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

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.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 19, 2020 to October 18, 2021.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objective, 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 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. and Genentech, Inc.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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
Vindico
Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Disease Curbside Consults: Updates in Non-TNF Biologic Options for Patients With IBD

Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Disease Curbside Consults: Updates in Non-TNF Biologic Options for Patients With IBD

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 19, 2020
Expires: October 18, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to examine the latest clinical safety and efficacy of available and emerging non-tumor necrosis factor biologics for the management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Activity Description

In this Curbside Consult video, Drs. Miguel Regueiro and Benjamin Cohen discuss the clinical evidence to support emerging treatment options for a patient with biologic-naïve Crohn’s disease.

Activity Chair

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, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Kiniksa, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Horizon, Sanofi, UCB


Faculty

Benjamin L. Cohen, MD, MAS
Co-Section Head and Clinical Director for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Sublimity Therapeutics, Target PharmaSolutions
Contracted Research: AbbVie


Miguel Regueiro, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP
Chair, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
The Pier C. and Renee A. Borra Family Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Vice Chair, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosures:
Royalties: Wolters Kluwer Health/UpToDate
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Celgene, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Miraca Labs, Pfizer, Prometheus, Salix, Seres, Takeda, Target PharmaSolutions, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Janssen, Pfizer, Takeda


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

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosures: 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 accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and reviewers involved in the development of accredited 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 accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

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.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 19, 2020 to October 18, 2021.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objective, 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 100% 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 educational grants from AbbVie Inc. and Genentech, Inc.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 19, 2020
Expires: October 18, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to examine the latest clinical safety and efficacy of available and emerging non-tumor necrosis factor biologics for the management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Activity Description

In this Curbside Consult video, Drs. Miguel Regueiro and Benjamin Cohen discuss the clinical evidence to support emerging treatment options for a patient with biologic-naïve Crohn’s disease.

Activity Chair

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, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Kiniksa, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Horizon, Sanofi, UCB


Faculty

Benjamin L. Cohen, MD, MAS
Co-Section Head and Clinical Director for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Sublimity Therapeutics, Target PharmaSolutions
Contracted Research: AbbVie


Miguel Regueiro, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP
Chair, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
The Pier C. and Renee A. Borra Family Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Vice Chair, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosures:
Royalties: Wolters Kluwer Health/UpToDate
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Celgene, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Miraca Labs, Pfizer, Prometheus, Salix, Seres, Takeda, Target PharmaSolutions, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Janssen, Pfizer, Takeda


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

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosures: 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 accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and reviewers involved in the development of accredited 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 accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

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.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 19, 2020 to October 18, 2021.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objective, 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 100% 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 educational grants from AbbVie Inc. and Genentech, Inc.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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
Vindico
Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Disease Curbside Consults: RA – What to Do After TNF Failure?

Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Disease Curbside Consults: RA – What to Do After TNF Failure?

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 19, 2020
Expires: October 18, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to review the latest clinical evidence regarding tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) cycling versus switching strategies after first-line TNFi failure.

Activity Description

In this Curbside Consult video, Drs. Leonard Calabrese and Stanley Cohen discuss strategies for managing RA in a patient after loss of response to first-line TNF inhibitor therapy.

Activity Chair

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, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Kiniksa, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Horizon, Sanofi, UCB


Faculty

Stanley B. Cohen, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Co-Director, Division of Rheumatology
Presbyterian Hospital
Co-Medical Director, Metroplex Clinical Research Center
Dallas, TX

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Genentech, Gilead, Lilly, Pfizer
Contracted Research(Paid to Institution): AbbVie, Amgen, Genentech, Gilead, Lilly, Pfizer


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

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosures: 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 accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and reviewers involved in the development of accredited 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 accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

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.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 19, 2020 to October 18, 2021.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objective, 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 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. and Genentech, Inc.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 19, 2020
Expires: October 18, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to review the latest clinical evidence regarding tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) cycling versus switching strategies after first-line TNFi failure.

Activity Description

In this Curbside Consult video, Drs. Leonard Calabrese and Stanley Cohen discuss strategies for managing RA in a patient after loss of response to first-line TNF inhibitor therapy.

Activity Chair

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, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Kiniksa, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Horizon, Sanofi, UCB


Faculty

Stanley B. Cohen, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Co-Director, Division of Rheumatology
Presbyterian Hospital
Co-Medical Director, Metroplex Clinical Research Center
Dallas, TX

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Genentech, Gilead, Lilly, Pfizer
Contracted Research(Paid to Institution): AbbVie, Amgen, Genentech, Gilead, Lilly, Pfizer


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

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosures: 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 accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and reviewers involved in the development of accredited 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 accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

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.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 19, 2020 to October 18, 2021.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objective, 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 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. and Genentech, Inc.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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 / CNE
Global Education Group
The Role of JAK Inhibitors in Closing Gaps in RA Management — Class in Session: JAK Inhibitor Facts—From Established Data to Clinical Trial Updates

The Role of JAK Inhibitors in Closing Gaps in RA Management — Class in Session: JAK Inhibitor Facts—From Established Data to Clinical Trial Updates

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
0.25 contact hour(s)
Released: September 24, 2020
Expires: September 24, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of rheumatologists, rheumatology specialist nurse practitioners and physician assistants, with the overall goal of improving the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Program Overview

Research surrounding the targeted inhibition of intracellular tyrosine kinases that play a pivotal role in mediating proinflammatory responses and aberrant signaling pathways in RA has led to the development of the highly successful class of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. However, as second-generation compounds become available, offering the potential for greater selectivity and improved safety profiles, important questions centering on their advantages, limitations, appropriate use, and implementation within the RA treatment algorithm remain. Further, lack of access to this class of agents persists as a common barrier to their appropriate use. In this multichannel, multiformat educational series—available in web, mobile, and downloadable/printable formats—3 expert rheumatologists will discuss the latest clinical trial evidence and current updates to national and international RA treatment recommendations specific to JAK inhibitor therapies. Additionally, experts will provide their unique perspectives on the translation of this evidence into best practices, offering insights into individualized patient management plans and actionable strategies for overcoming common barriers to RA care—all of which can be immediately implemented into same-day practice.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Outline the efficacy, safety, selectivity, and clinical trial data of JAK inhibitors

Faculty

Vibeke Strand, MD, MACR, FACP
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Division of Immunology and Rheumatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Biopharmaceutical Consultant
Palo Alto, California


Dr. Vibeke Strand serves as a consultant in clinical research and regulatory affairs to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. She has been a clinical rheumatologist for 35 years in subspecialty practice in San Francisco, California, and a clinical investigator and senior director of clinical research at 3 pharmaceutical/biotech companies. Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University, she has consulted regarding translation of basic research into rational design of randomized controlled trials, analysis of their results, and presentation of novel products for approval to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency. An invited member of FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee meetings discussing Guidance Documents, she has assisted in preparation of briefing documents, analyses, and data presentation for defense of New Drug and Biologics License Applications in RA and many other rheumatological diseases and the first and subsequent monoclonal antibody biosimilars.

Dr. Strand established and cochaired the biennial “Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Disease” meetings cosponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), National Institutes of Health, and FDA. A founding member of the Executive Committee of the international OMERACT [Outcome Measures in Rheumatology] consensus conferences and of GRAPPA [Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis], she has served on the ACR RA Clinical Trials Task Force, ACR Board of Directors, Medical and Scientific Committee of the Northern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, Board of Directors of Corrona, and Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Advisors for ACTTION [Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks]. Author of over 400 original publications, she is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Master of the American College of Rheumatology, and member of the Cosmos Club and its Substitute Board of Managers.

Physicians 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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity 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.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 0.25 contact hour(s) is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of Offering

This activity was released on September 24, 2020 and is valid for 1 year. Requests for credit must be made no later than September 24, 2021.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must read the learning objectives, complete the pretest, review the activity, score 100% on the posttest, and complete the evaluation form.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouses/life partners who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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

Vibeke Strand, MD, MACR, FACR
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie Inc., Amgen Inc., Asana BioSciences LLC, AstraZeneca plc, Bayer AG, Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Celgene Corporation, Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd., Corrona, LLC, Crescendo Bioscience, Inc./Myriad Genetics, Inc., EMD Serono, Inc., Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc., Flexion Therapeutics Inc., Genentech Inc./Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon Therapeutics plc, Inmedix, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kezar Life Sciences, Inc., Kypha Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Royalty Pharma, RRD International, Samsung Biologics, Samumed, LLC., Sandoz Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, Selecta Biosciences, Inc., Servier Laboratories, SetPoint Medical Corporation, SKK, UCB S.A.

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

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN - Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky - Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk - Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight - Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann - Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD - Nothing to disclose
Jim Kappler, PhD - Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
0.25 contact hour(s)
Released: September 24, 2020
Expires: September 24, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of rheumatologists, rheumatology specialist nurse practitioners and physician assistants, with the overall goal of improving the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Program Overview

Research surrounding the targeted inhibition of intracellular tyrosine kinases that play a pivotal role in mediating proinflammatory responses and aberrant signaling pathways in RA has led to the development of the highly successful class of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. However, as second-generation compounds become available, offering the potential for greater selectivity and improved safety profiles, important questions centering on their advantages, limitations, appropriate use, and implementation within the RA treatment algorithm remain. Further, lack of access to this class of agents persists as a common barrier to their appropriate use. In this multichannel, multiformat educational series—available in web, mobile, and downloadable/printable formats—3 expert rheumatologists will discuss the latest clinical trial evidence and current updates to national and international RA treatment recommendations specific to JAK inhibitor therapies. Additionally, experts will provide their unique perspectives on the translation of this evidence into best practices, offering insights into individualized patient management plans and actionable strategies for overcoming common barriers to RA care—all of which can be immediately implemented into same-day practice.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Outline the efficacy, safety, selectivity, and clinical trial data of JAK inhibitors

Faculty

Vibeke Strand, MD, MACR, FACP
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Division of Immunology and Rheumatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Biopharmaceutical Consultant
Palo Alto, California


Dr. Vibeke Strand serves as a consultant in clinical research and regulatory affairs to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. She has been a clinical rheumatologist for 35 years in subspecialty practice in San Francisco, California, and a clinical investigator and senior director of clinical research at 3 pharmaceutical/biotech companies. Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University, she has consulted regarding translation of basic research into rational design of randomized controlled trials, analysis of their results, and presentation of novel products for approval to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency. An invited member of FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee meetings discussing Guidance Documents, she has assisted in preparation of briefing documents, analyses, and data presentation for defense of New Drug and Biologics License Applications in RA and many other rheumatological diseases and the first and subsequent monoclonal antibody biosimilars.

Dr. Strand established and cochaired the biennial “Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Disease” meetings cosponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), National Institutes of Health, and FDA. A founding member of the Executive Committee of the international OMERACT [Outcome Measures in Rheumatology] consensus conferences and of GRAPPA [Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis], she has served on the ACR RA Clinical Trials Task Force, ACR Board of Directors, Medical and Scientific Committee of the Northern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, Board of Directors of Corrona, and Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Advisors for ACTTION [Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks]. Author of over 400 original publications, she is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Master of the American College of Rheumatology, and member of the Cosmos Club and its Substitute Board of Managers.

Physicians 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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity 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.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 0.25 contact hour(s) is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of Offering

This activity was released on September 24, 2020 and is valid for 1 year. Requests for credit must be made no later than September 24, 2021.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must read the learning objectives, complete the pretest, review the activity, score 100% on the posttest, and complete the evaluation form.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouses/life partners who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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

Vibeke Strand, MD, MACR, FACR
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie Inc., Amgen Inc., Asana BioSciences LLC, AstraZeneca plc, Bayer AG, Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Celgene Corporation, Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd., Corrona, LLC, Crescendo Bioscience, Inc./Myriad Genetics, Inc., EMD Serono, Inc., Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc., Flexion Therapeutics Inc., Genentech Inc./Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon Therapeutics plc, Inmedix, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kezar Life Sciences, Inc., Kypha Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Royalty Pharma, RRD International, Samsung Biologics, Samumed, LLC., Sandoz Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, Selecta Biosciences, Inc., Servier Laboratories, SetPoint Medical Corporation, SKK, UCB S.A.

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

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN - Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky - Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk - Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight - Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann - Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD - Nothing to disclose
Jim Kappler, PhD - Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

0.50 CME / CNE
Global Education Group
The Role of JAK Inhibitors in Closing Gaps in RA Management — Best Practices for Implementing JAK Inhibitors Into RA Management Plans

The Role of JAK Inhibitors in Closing Gaps in RA Management — Best Practices for Implementing JAK Inhibitors Into RA Management Plans

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
0.50 contact hour(s)
Released: September 24, 2020
Expires: September 24, 2021
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of rheumatologists, rheumatology specialist nurse practitioners and physician assistants, with the overall goal of improving the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Program Overview

Research surrounding the targeted inhibition of intracellular tyrosine kinases that play a pivotal role in mediating proinflammatory responses and aberrant signaling pathways in RA has led to the development of the highly successful class of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. However, as second-generation compounds become available, offering the potential for greater selectivity and improved safety profiles, important questions centering on their advantages, limitations, appropriate use, and implementation within the RA treatment algorithm remain. Further, lack of access to this class of agents persists as a common barrier to their appropriate use. In this multichannel, multiformat educational series—available in web, mobile, and downloadable/printable formats—3 expert rheumatologists will discuss the latest clinical trial evidence and current updates to national and international RA treatment recommendations specific to JAK inhibitor therapies. Additionally, experts will provide their unique perspectives on the translation of this evidence into best practices, offering insights into individualized patient management plans and actionable strategies for overcoming common barriers to RA care—all of which can be immediately implemented into same-day practice.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Translate the latest evidence and guidance regarding JAK inhibitor therapies into RA practice

Faculty

Stanley B. Cohen, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Co-Director, Division of Rheumatology
Presbyterian Hospital
Co-Medical Director, Metroplex Clinical Research Center
Dallas, Texas


Dr. Stanley B. Cohen is a clinical professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and is in private practice at Rheumatology Associates in Dallas, Texas. He is Director of the Rheumatology Division at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and Co-Medical Director of Metroplex Clinical Research Center, both in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Cohen received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen completed his fellowship at the St. Paul Medical Center/Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Cohen received the Howard C. Coggeshall Lifetime Achievement Service Award from the North Texas Arthritis Foundation in 2006 for longtime support of the Foundation and its programs. Author or coauthor of numerous articles and scientific papers and medical books on rheumatic diseases, he lectures on the research and treatment of arthritis and glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and serves as advisor to major pharmaceutical companies. He is a past president of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the ACR Rheumatology Research Foundation.

Vibeke Strand, MD, MACR, FACP
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Division of Immunology and Rheumatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Biopharmaceutical Consultant
Palo Alto, California


Dr. Vibeke Strand serves as a consultant in clinical research and regulatory affairs to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. She has been a clinical rheumatologist for 35 years in subspecialty practice in San Francisco, California, and a clinical investigator and senior director of clinical research at 3 pharmaceutical/biotech companies. Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University, she has consulted regarding translation of basic research into rational design of randomized controlled trials, analysis of their results, and presentation of novel products for approval to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency. An invited member of FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee meetings discussing Guidance Documents, she has assisted in preparation of briefing documents, analyses, and data presentation for defense of New Drug and Biologics License Applications in RA and many other rheumatological diseases and the first and subsequent monoclonal antibody biosimilars.

Dr. Strand established and cochaired the biennial “Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Disease” meetings cosponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), National Institutes of Health, and FDA. A founding member of the Executive Committee of the international OMERACT [Outcome Measures in Rheumatology] consensus conferences and of GRAPPA [Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis], she has served on the ACR RA Clinical Trials Task Force, ACR Board of Directors, Medical and Scientific Committee of the Northern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, Board of Directors of Corrona, and Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Advisors for ACTTION [Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks]. Author of over 400 original publications, she is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Master of the American College of Rheumatology, and member of the Cosmos Club and its Substitute Board of Managers.

Physicians 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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 0.50 contact hour(s) is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of Offering

This activity was released on September 24, 2020 and is valid for 1 year. Requests for credit must be made no later than September 24, 2021.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must read the learning objectives, complete the pretest, review the activity, score 100% on the posttest, and complete the evaluation form.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouses/life partners who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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

Stanley B. Cohen, MD
Grants/Research Support: AbbVie Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Genentech, Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.
Honoraria: Genentech, Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.

Vibeke Strand, MD, MACR, FACR
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie Inc., Amgen Inc., Asana BioSciences LLC, AstraZeneca plc, Bayer AG, Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Celgene Corporation, Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd., Corrona, LLC, Crescendo Bioscience, Inc./Myriad Genetics, Inc., EMD Serono, Inc., Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc., Flexion Therapeutics Inc., Genentech Inc./Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon Therapeutics plc, Inmedix, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kezar Life Sciences, Inc., Kypha Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Royalty Pharma, RRD International, Samsung Biologics, Samumed, LLC., Sandoz Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, Selecta Biosciences, Inc., Servier Laboratories, SetPoint Medical Corporation, SKK, UCB S.A.

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

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN - Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky - Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk - Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight - Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann - Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD - Nothing to disclose
Jim Kappler, PhD - Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
0.50 contact hour(s)
Released: September 24, 2020
Expires: September 24, 2021
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of rheumatologists, rheumatology specialist nurse practitioners and physician assistants, with the overall goal of improving the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Program Overview

Research surrounding the targeted inhibition of intracellular tyrosine kinases that play a pivotal role in mediating proinflammatory responses and aberrant signaling pathways in RA has led to the development of the highly successful class of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. However, as second-generation compounds become available, offering the potential for greater selectivity and improved safety profiles, important questions centering on their advantages, limitations, appropriate use, and implementation within the RA treatment algorithm remain. Further, lack of access to this class of agents persists as a common barrier to their appropriate use. In this multichannel, multiformat educational series—available in web, mobile, and downloadable/printable formats—3 expert rheumatologists will discuss the latest clinical trial evidence and current updates to national and international RA treatment recommendations specific to JAK inhibitor therapies. Additionally, experts will provide their unique perspectives on the translation of this evidence into best practices, offering insights into individualized patient management plans and actionable strategies for overcoming common barriers to RA care—all of which can be immediately implemented into same-day practice.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Translate the latest evidence and guidance regarding JAK inhibitor therapies into RA practice

Faculty

Stanley B. Cohen, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Co-Director, Division of Rheumatology
Presbyterian Hospital
Co-Medical Director, Metroplex Clinical Research Center
Dallas, Texas


Dr. Stanley B. Cohen is a clinical professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and is in private practice at Rheumatology Associates in Dallas, Texas. He is Director of the Rheumatology Division at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and Co-Medical Director of Metroplex Clinical Research Center, both in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Cohen received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen completed his fellowship at the St. Paul Medical Center/Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Cohen received the Howard C. Coggeshall Lifetime Achievement Service Award from the North Texas Arthritis Foundation in 2006 for longtime support of the Foundation and its programs. Author or coauthor of numerous articles and scientific papers and medical books on rheumatic diseases, he lectures on the research and treatment of arthritis and glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and serves as advisor to major pharmaceutical companies. He is a past president of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the ACR Rheumatology Research Foundation.

Vibeke Strand, MD, MACR, FACP
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Division of Immunology and Rheumatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Biopharmaceutical Consultant
Palo Alto, California


Dr. Vibeke Strand serves as a consultant in clinical research and regulatory affairs to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. She has been a clinical rheumatologist for 35 years in subspecialty practice in San Francisco, California, and a clinical investigator and senior director of clinical research at 3 pharmaceutical/biotech companies. Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University, she has consulted regarding translation of basic research into rational design of randomized controlled trials, analysis of their results, and presentation of novel products for approval to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency. An invited member of FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee meetings discussing Guidance Documents, she has assisted in preparation of briefing documents, analyses, and data presentation for defense of New Drug and Biologics License Applications in RA and many other rheumatological diseases and the first and subsequent monoclonal antibody biosimilars.

Dr. Strand established and cochaired the biennial “Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Disease” meetings cosponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), National Institutes of Health, and FDA. A founding member of the Executive Committee of the international OMERACT [Outcome Measures in Rheumatology] consensus conferences and of GRAPPA [Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis], she has served on the ACR RA Clinical Trials Task Force, ACR Board of Directors, Medical and Scientific Committee of the Northern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, Board of Directors of Corrona, and Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Advisors for ACTTION [Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks]. Author of over 400 original publications, she is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Master of the American College of Rheumatology, and member of the Cosmos Club and its Substitute Board of Managers.

Physicians 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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 0.50 contact hour(s) is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of Offering

This activity was released on September 24, 2020 and is valid for 1 year. Requests for credit must be made no later than September 24, 2021.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must read the learning objectives, complete the pretest, review the activity, score 100% on the posttest, and complete the evaluation form.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouses/life partners who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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

Stanley B. Cohen, MD
Grants/Research Support: AbbVie Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Genentech, Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.
Honoraria: Genentech, Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.

Vibeke Strand, MD, MACR, FACR
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie Inc., Amgen Inc., Asana BioSciences LLC, AstraZeneca plc, Bayer AG, Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Celgene Corporation, Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd., Corrona, LLC, Crescendo Bioscience, Inc./Myriad Genetics, Inc., EMD Serono, Inc., Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc., Flexion Therapeutics Inc., Genentech Inc./Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon Therapeutics plc, Inmedix, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kezar Life Sciences, Inc., Kypha Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Royalty Pharma, RRD International, Samsung Biologics, Samumed, LLC., Sandoz Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, Selecta Biosciences, Inc., Servier Laboratories, SetPoint Medical Corporation, SKK, UCB S.A.

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

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN - Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky - Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk - Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight - Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann - Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD - Nothing to disclose
Jim Kappler, PhD - Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

0.25 CME / CNE
Global Education Group
The Role of JAK Inhibitors in Closing Gaps in RA Management — Overcoming Access Barriers to RA Treatment: The “How-to”

The Role of JAK Inhibitors in Closing Gaps in RA Management — Overcoming Access Barriers to RA Treatment: The “How-to”

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
0.25 contact hour(s)
Released: September 24, 2020
Expires: September 24, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of rheumatologists, rheumatology specialist nurse practitioners and physician assistants, with the overall goal of improving the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Program Overview

Research surrounding the targeted inhibition of intracellular tyrosine kinases that play a pivotal role in mediating proinflammatory responses and aberrant signaling pathways in RA has led to the development of the highly successful class of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. However, as second-generation compounds become available, offering the potential for greater selectivity and improved safety profiles, important questions centering on their advantages, limitations, appropriate use, and implementation within the RA treatment algorithm remain. Further, lack of access to this class of agents persists as a common barrier to their appropriate use. In this multichannel, multiformat educational series—available in web, mobile, and downloadable/printable formats—3 expert rheumatologists will discuss the latest clinical trial evidence and current updates to national and international RA treatment recommendations specific to JAK inhibitor therapies. Additionally, experts will provide their unique perspectives on the translation of this evidence into best practices, offering insights into individualized patient management plans and actionable strategies for overcoming common barriers to RA care—all of which can be immediately implemented into same-day practice.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Employ strategies to assist patients in overcoming access barriers to effective RA therapies

Faculty

Stanley B. Cohen, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Co-Director, Division of Rheumatology
Presbyterian Hospital
Co-Medical Director, Metroplex Clinical Research Center
Dallas, Texas


Dr. Stanley B. Cohen is a clinical professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and is in private practice at Rheumatology Associates in Dallas, Texas. He is Director of the Rheumatology Division at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and Co-Medical Director of Metroplex Clinical Research Center, both in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Cohen received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen completed his fellowship at the St. Paul Medical Center/Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Cohen received the Howard C. Coggeshall Lifetime Achievement Service Award from the North Texas Arthritis Foundation in 2006 for longtime support of the Foundation and its programs. Author or coauthor of numerous articles and scientific papers and medical books on rheumatic diseases, he lectures on the research and treatment of arthritis and glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and serves as advisor to major pharmaceutical companies. He is a past president of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the ACR Rheumatology Research Foundation.

Madelaine A. Feldman, MD, FACR
President, Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations
Chair, Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
The Rheumatology Group
New Orleans, Louisiana


Dr. Madelaine Feldman is a rheumatologist in private practice with The Rheumatology Group in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is President of the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations, Chair of the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines, and past member of the American College of Rheumatology insurance subcommittee.

A Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, she has testified before the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health regarding transparency in drug pricing and the drug supply chain (specifically pharmacy benefit managers [PBMs), and several state legislative committees on PBMs and transparency.

Dr. Feldman received the Distinguished Service Award from Tulane Medical School and was named one of the Top Women in New Orleans by City Business in 2017.

Vibeke Strand, MD, MACR, FACP
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Division of Immunology and Rheumatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Biopharmaceutical Consultant
Palo Alto, California


Dr. Vibeke Strand serves as a consultant in clinical research and regulatory affairs to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. She has been a clinical rheumatologist for 35 years in subspecialty practice in San Francisco, California, and a clinical investigator and senior director of clinical research at 3 pharmaceutical/biotech companies. Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University, she has consulted regarding translation of basic research into rational design of randomized controlled trials, analysis of their results, and presentation of novel products for approval to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency. An invited member of FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee meetings discussing Guidance Documents, she has assisted in preparation of briefing documents, analyses, and data presentation for defense of New Drug and Biologics License Applications in RA and many other rheumatological diseases and the first and subsequent monoclonal antibody biosimilars.

Dr. Strand established and cochaired the biennial “Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Disease” meetings cosponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), National Institutes of Health, and FDA. A founding member of the Executive Committee of the international OMERACT [Outcome Measures in Rheumatology] consensus conferences and of GRAPPA [Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis], she has served on the ACR RA Clinical Trials Task Force, ACR Board of Directors, Medical and Scientific Committee of the Northern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, Board of Directors of Corrona, and Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Advisors for ACTTION [Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks]. Author of over 400 original publications, she is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Master of the American College of Rheumatology, and member of the Cosmos Club and its Substitute Board of Managers.

Physicians 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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity 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.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 0.25 contact hour(s) is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of Offering

This activity was released on September 24, 2020 and is valid for 1 year. Requests for credit must be made no later than September 24, 2021.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must read the learning objectives, complete the pretest, review the activity, score 100% on the posttest, and complete the evaluation form.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouses/life partners who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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

Stanley B. Cohen, MD
Grants/Research Support: AbbVie Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Genentech, Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.
Honoraria: Genentech, Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.

Madelaine A. Feldman, MD, FACR
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Speakers Bureau: Eli Lilly and Company.
Stock Shareholder: Celgene Corporation.

Vibeke Strand, MD, MACR, FACR
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie Inc., Amgen Inc., Asana BioSciences LLC, AstraZeneca plc, Bayer AG, Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Celgene Corporation, Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd., Corrona, LLC, Crescendo Bioscience, Inc./Myriad Genetics, Inc., EMD Serono, Inc., Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc., Flexion Therapeutics Inc., Genentech Inc./Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon Therapeutics plc, Inmedix, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kezar Life Sciences, Inc., Kypha Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Royalty Pharma, RRD International, Samsung Biologics, Samumed, LLC., Sandoz Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, Selecta Biosciences, Inc., Servier Laboratories, SetPoint Medical Corporation, SKK, UCB S.A.

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

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN - Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky - Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk - Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight - Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann - Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD - Nothing to disclose
Jim Kappler, PhD - Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
0.25 contact hour(s)
Released: September 24, 2020
Expires: September 24, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of rheumatologists, rheumatology specialist nurse practitioners and physician assistants, with the overall goal of improving the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Program Overview

Research surrounding the targeted inhibition of intracellular tyrosine kinases that play a pivotal role in mediating proinflammatory responses and aberrant signaling pathways in RA has led to the development of the highly successful class of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. However, as second-generation compounds become available, offering the potential for greater selectivity and improved safety profiles, important questions centering on their advantages, limitations, appropriate use, and implementation within the RA treatment algorithm remain. Further, lack of access to this class of agents persists as a common barrier to their appropriate use. In this multichannel, multiformat educational series—available in web, mobile, and downloadable/printable formats—3 expert rheumatologists will discuss the latest clinical trial evidence and current updates to national and international RA treatment recommendations specific to JAK inhibitor therapies. Additionally, experts will provide their unique perspectives on the translation of this evidence into best practices, offering insights into individualized patient management plans and actionable strategies for overcoming common barriers to RA care—all of which can be immediately implemented into same-day practice.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Employ strategies to assist patients in overcoming access barriers to effective RA therapies

Faculty

Stanley B. Cohen, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Co-Director, Division of Rheumatology
Presbyterian Hospital
Co-Medical Director, Metroplex Clinical Research Center
Dallas, Texas


Dr. Stanley B. Cohen is a clinical professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and is in private practice at Rheumatology Associates in Dallas, Texas. He is Director of the Rheumatology Division at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and Co-Medical Director of Metroplex Clinical Research Center, both in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Cohen received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen completed his fellowship at the St. Paul Medical Center/Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Cohen received the Howard C. Coggeshall Lifetime Achievement Service Award from the North Texas Arthritis Foundation in 2006 for longtime support of the Foundation and its programs. Author or coauthor of numerous articles and scientific papers and medical books on rheumatic diseases, he lectures on the research and treatment of arthritis and glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and serves as advisor to major pharmaceutical companies. He is a past president of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the ACR Rheumatology Research Foundation.

Madelaine A. Feldman, MD, FACR
President, Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations
Chair, Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
The Rheumatology Group
New Orleans, Louisiana


Dr. Madelaine Feldman is a rheumatologist in private practice with The Rheumatology Group in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is President of the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations, Chair of the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines, and past member of the American College of Rheumatology insurance subcommittee.

A Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, she has testified before the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health regarding transparency in drug pricing and the drug supply chain (specifically pharmacy benefit managers [PBMs), and several state legislative committees on PBMs and transparency.

Dr. Feldman received the Distinguished Service Award from Tulane Medical School and was named one of the Top Women in New Orleans by City Business in 2017.

Vibeke Strand, MD, MACR, FACP
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Division of Immunology and Rheumatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Biopharmaceutical Consultant
Palo Alto, California


Dr. Vibeke Strand serves as a consultant in clinical research and regulatory affairs to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. She has been a clinical rheumatologist for 35 years in subspecialty practice in San Francisco, California, and a clinical investigator and senior director of clinical research at 3 pharmaceutical/biotech companies. Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University, she has consulted regarding translation of basic research into rational design of randomized controlled trials, analysis of their results, and presentation of novel products for approval to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency. An invited member of FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee meetings discussing Guidance Documents, she has assisted in preparation of briefing documents, analyses, and data presentation for defense of New Drug and Biologics License Applications in RA and many other rheumatological diseases and the first and subsequent monoclonal antibody biosimilars.

Dr. Strand established and cochaired the biennial “Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Disease” meetings cosponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), National Institutes of Health, and FDA. A founding member of the Executive Committee of the international OMERACT [Outcome Measures in Rheumatology] consensus conferences and of GRAPPA [Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis], she has served on the ACR RA Clinical Trials Task Force, ACR Board of Directors, Medical and Scientific Committee of the Northern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, Board of Directors of Corrona, and Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Advisors for ACTTION [Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks]. Author of over 400 original publications, she is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Master of the American College of Rheumatology, and member of the Cosmos Club and its Substitute Board of Managers.

Physicians 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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity 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.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 0.25 contact hour(s) is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of Offering

This activity was released on September 24, 2020 and is valid for 1 year. Requests for credit must be made no later than September 24, 2021.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must read the learning objectives, complete the pretest, review the activity, score 100% on the posttest, and complete the evaluation form.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouses/life partners who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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

Stanley B. Cohen, MD
Grants/Research Support: AbbVie Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Genentech, Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.
Honoraria: Genentech, Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.

Madelaine A. Feldman, MD, FACR
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Speakers Bureau: Eli Lilly and Company.
Stock Shareholder: Celgene Corporation.

Vibeke Strand, MD, MACR, FACR
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie Inc., Amgen Inc., Asana BioSciences LLC, AstraZeneca plc, Bayer AG, Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Celgene Corporation, Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd., Corrona, LLC, Crescendo Bioscience, Inc./Myriad Genetics, Inc., EMD Serono, Inc., Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals Inc., Flexion Therapeutics Inc., Genentech Inc./Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon Therapeutics plc, Inmedix, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kezar Life Sciences, Inc., Kypha Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Royalty Pharma, RRD International, Samsung Biologics, Samumed, LLC., Sandoz Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, Selecta Biosciences, Inc., Servier Laboratories, SetPoint Medical Corporation, SKK, UCB S.A.

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

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN - Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky - Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk - Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight - Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann - Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD - Nothing to disclose
Jim Kappler, PhD - Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

1.50 CME
Vindico
Targeting Immunological Pathways in Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Targeting Immunological Pathways in Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 12, 2020
Expires: August 11, 2021
90 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is gastroenterologists, advanced practice providers, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with ulcerative colitis.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess the latest evidence about investigational agents with unique mechanisms of action in late-stage development for the treatment of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
  • Evaluate new clinical data on the efficacy and safety of therapeutics that target immunological pathways in the treatment of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
  • Compare therapeutic regimens for moderate to severe ulcerative colitis in terms of their ability to improve outcomes in patients who are tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor-naïve, as well as those who have received TNF inhibitors.

Activity Description

Faculty review the latest evidence about investigational agents with unique mechanisms of action in late-stage development for ulcerative colitis (UC) and evaluate new clinical data on the efficacy and safety of therapeutic agents that target the immunological pathways of UC.

Agenda

Introduction and Current State of Moderate to Severe UC
Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

Targeting Immunological Pathways in Moderate to Severe UC
Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS

Comparative Analysis – Safety and Efficacy of Emerging Agents in Treatment-naïve and Treatment-experienced Patients
Christina Y. Ha, MD, FACG, AGAF

Case Presentation and Summary
Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

Activity Chair

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD
Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Director, Digestive Health Center
Chicago, IL
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Celltrion, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Merck, Nestle, Novartis, Pfizer, Progenity, Prometheus, Receptos, Salix, Samsung Bioepis, Seres Therapeutics, Takeda, TiGenix, UCB Pharma, VHsquared
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Janssen, Takeda
Contracted Research: (paid to institution): AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Celgene, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Prometheus, Receptos, Takeda, UCB Pharma
Data and Safety Monitoring Board: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Faculty

Christina Y. Ha, MD, FACG, AGAF
Associate Professor of Medicine
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles, CA
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Genentech, IBD Remedy, Imedex, Janssen, Pfizer, Prova Education, Salix, Takeda
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie


Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS
Chief, Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology
Dr. Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Health System
New York, NY
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Arena Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Boston Pharmaceuticals, Celltrion, Genentech, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Immunic AG, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Lilly, Morphic Therapeutic, Oppilan, OSE Immunotherapeutics, Otsuka, Pfizer, Prometheus, RedHill Biopharma, Shire, Takeda, Target PharmaSolutions, Theravance


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

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
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 accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited 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 accredited activity content over which the individual has control.  

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 1.50 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, August 12, 2020 to August 11, 2021.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the CME posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 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.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 12, 2020
Expires: August 11, 2021
90 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is gastroenterologists, advanced practice providers, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with ulcerative colitis.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess the latest evidence about investigational agents with unique mechanisms of action in late-stage development for the treatment of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
  • Evaluate new clinical data on the efficacy and safety of therapeutics that target immunological pathways in the treatment of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
  • Compare therapeutic regimens for moderate to severe ulcerative colitis in terms of their ability to improve outcomes in patients who are tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor-naïve, as well as those who have received TNF inhibitors.

Activity Description

Faculty review the latest evidence about investigational agents with unique mechanisms of action in late-stage development for ulcerative colitis (UC) and evaluate new clinical data on the efficacy and safety of therapeutic agents that target the immunological pathways of UC.

Agenda

Introduction and Current State of Moderate to Severe UC
Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

Targeting Immunological Pathways in Moderate to Severe UC
Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS

Comparative Analysis – Safety and Efficacy of Emerging Agents in Treatment-naïve and Treatment-experienced Patients
Christina Y. Ha, MD, FACG, AGAF

Case Presentation and Summary
Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

Activity Chair

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD
Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Director, Digestive Health Center
Chicago, IL
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Celltrion, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Merck, Nestle, Novartis, Pfizer, Progenity, Prometheus, Receptos, Salix, Samsung Bioepis, Seres Therapeutics, Takeda, TiGenix, UCB Pharma, VHsquared
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Janssen, Takeda
Contracted Research: (paid to institution): AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Celgene, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Prometheus, Receptos, Takeda, UCB Pharma
Data and Safety Monitoring Board: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Faculty

Christina Y. Ha, MD, FACG, AGAF
Associate Professor of Medicine
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles, CA
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Genentech, IBD Remedy, Imedex, Janssen, Pfizer, Prova Education, Salix, Takeda
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie


Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS
Chief, Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology
Dr. Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Health System
New York, NY
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Arena Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Boston Pharmaceuticals, Celltrion, Genentech, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Immunic AG, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Lilly, Morphic Therapeutic, Oppilan, OSE Immunotherapeutics, Otsuka, Pfizer, Prometheus, RedHill Biopharma, Shire, Takeda, Target PharmaSolutions, Theravance


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

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
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 accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited 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 accredited activity content over which the individual has control.  

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 1.50 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, August 12, 2020 to August 11, 2021.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the CME posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 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.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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

0.75 CME
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.
Why Weight? The Family Practice Guide for Enhancing the Patient-Provider Connection in Obesity Management

Why Weight? The Family Practice Guide for Enhancing the Patient-Provider Connection in Obesity Management

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 31, 2020
Expires: July 31, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This educational initiative has been designed for family practice and primary care providers involved in the management of patients with obesity.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Employ proven communication and counseling strategies to effectively engage patients in weight loss discussion​
  • Examine regional and ethnic disparities to tailor obesity interventions appropriately​
  • Incorporate current practice guidelines and quality indicators to optimize obesity screening, diagnosis, and treatment​
  • Evaluate the efficacy and safety of available and emerging pharmacologic therapies for weight loss and weight maintenance

Activity Description

Obesity rates are increasing, and contrary to other major global risks, there is little evidence of successful population-level intervention strategies to reduce rates. As with all chronic medical conditions, effective management of obesity must be based on a partnership between a highly motivated patient and a committed team of clinicians. It is well known that there is a growing shortage of obesity specialists in the United States who diagnose and manage interrelated cardiometabolic diseases. Therefore, family practice physicians are expected to become the frontline providers to manage obesity in the near future.

A comprehensive, patient-centered approach to obesity improves patient outcomes, but rarely is implemented. In order for a patient-centered approach to be implemented, clinicians are required to know how to effectively engage their patients and be up-to-date on current medical anti-obesity therapies so they can select the most appropriate agent for their individual patient’s needs. This innovative activity will incorporate multiple evidence-based adult learning principles to improve family physicians' skills and confidence in weight-loss counseling and treatment.

Faculty

Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH
Medical Director
Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Texas McGovern Medical School
Houston, Texas


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. requires 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 they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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

Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH
Consulting Fees: Gelesis, Medtronic, Novo Nordisk
Speakers’ BureausNovo Nordisk
Contracted Research: Novo Nordisk 

Michelle R. Rizzo, ELS, hereby states that she or her spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of July 31, 2020 through July 31, 2021, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 66% or better.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. and Novo Nordisk, Inc. do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. 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

For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education at (855) 835-4004 or info@integrityce.com.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 31, 2020
Expires: July 31, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This educational initiative has been designed for family practice and primary care providers involved in the management of patients with obesity.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Employ proven communication and counseling strategies to effectively engage patients in weight loss discussion​
  • Examine regional and ethnic disparities to tailor obesity interventions appropriately​
  • Incorporate current practice guidelines and quality indicators to optimize obesity screening, diagnosis, and treatment​
  • Evaluate the efficacy and safety of available and emerging pharmacologic therapies for weight loss and weight maintenance

Activity Description

Obesity rates are increasing, and contrary to other major global risks, there is little evidence of successful population-level intervention strategies to reduce rates. As with all chronic medical conditions, effective management of obesity must be based on a partnership between a highly motivated patient and a committed team of clinicians. It is well known that there is a growing shortage of obesity specialists in the United States who diagnose and manage interrelated cardiometabolic diseases. Therefore, family practice physicians are expected to become the frontline providers to manage obesity in the near future.

A comprehensive, patient-centered approach to obesity improves patient outcomes, but rarely is implemented. In order for a patient-centered approach to be implemented, clinicians are required to know how to effectively engage their patients and be up-to-date on current medical anti-obesity therapies so they can select the most appropriate agent for their individual patient’s needs. This innovative activity will incorporate multiple evidence-based adult learning principles to improve family physicians' skills and confidence in weight-loss counseling and treatment.

Faculty

Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH
Medical Director
Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Texas McGovern Medical School
Houston, Texas


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. requires 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 they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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

Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH
Consulting Fees: Gelesis, Medtronic, Novo Nordisk
Speakers’ BureausNovo Nordisk
Contracted Research: Novo Nordisk 

Michelle R. Rizzo, ELS, hereby states that she or her spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of July 31, 2020 through July 31, 2021, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 66% or better.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. and Novo Nordisk, Inc. do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. 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

For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education at (855) 835-4004 or info@integrityce.com.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

1.00 CME
Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning
Revolutionizing T2T in RA: Future Paradigms with JAK Inhibitors

Revolutionizing T2T in RA: Future Paradigms with JAK Inhibitors

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 24, 2020
Expires: July 24, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for rheumatologists, internal medicine specialists, nurses, and other allied health-care professionals, as well as patients and caregivers interested in treatment advances for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Assess characteristics of patients with RA that may be predictive of poor response to biologic treatment and assess opportunities with novel therapies
  • Evaluate clinical efficacy, safety, and tolerability of biologic and small molecule drugs for the treatment of RA
  • Implement treat-to-target strategies for refractory patients considerate of disease activity, treatment response, and other patient-specific factors

Activity Description

How can clinicians be assured they have the most up-to-date information for improving their patients’ outcomes in RA care? In this clinical commentary, leading infectious disease expert Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH, and Rheumatology experts Philip Mease, MD, MACR, and William F.C. Rigby, MD, discuss the latest evidence, safety data, and potential roles with the available and emerging JAK inhibitors, as well as current treat-to-target RA paradigms.

Because the patient plays such a critical role in shared decision-making, this activity will also include patient ambassadors sharing their perspectives, experiences, and treatment goals.

Bonus supplemental material includes:

  • Understanding Discordance in RA Care
  • Patient Perspectives on Shared Decision-Making
  • What Patients with RA Want Their Rheumatologists to Know
  • EULAR 2020 RA Updates

Statement of Educational Need

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating, inflammatory condition that has significant ramifications on a patient’s quality of life, risk for disability, morbidity, and mortality. The range of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) has shifted and expanded dramatically for RA over the last 20 years, facilitating the use of a treat-to-target approach. With multiple classes of biologic and targeted therapies now approved for RA and more biosimilars coming to market as patents expire on older biologic agents, therapy decisions are rapidly becoming more complex, and physicians may be struggling to keep up.

As the availability of these novel agents complicates treatment decisions for RA, physicians need to properly evaluate treat-to-target strategies for their patients and therapy selection that should be made in concert with patients, after reviewing their treatment history, route of administration, and lifestyle preferences. In addition, rheumatologists and clinicians who treat or diagnose RA need to enhance their understanding of the latest treatments and best practices to manage their patient populations effectively. Physicians need to take an active approach to apply the current evidence in practice with their RA patients and alleviate the burden the patient faces.

Agenda

Clinical commentary highlights includes:

  • Available and emerging JAK inhibitors
  • Tactics for patients who may have a poor response to biologic treatment
  • Role and adverse event management of small molecule drugs 
  • The latest treat-to-target paradigms

Chair

Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH
Professor,
Division of Infectious Diseases
Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR


Faculty

Philip Mease, MD, MACR
Director, Rheumatology Research Division
Swedish Medical Center/Providence-St. Joseph Health
Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA


William F.C. Rigby, MD
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
Division of Rheumatology
Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs
Department of Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH


Patient Ambassadors

Kelly O'Neill
Founder, Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior Community
RAwarrior.com
Founder, Rheumatoid Patient Foundation


Shannon Young, EdD
Executive Director,
Rheumatoid Patient Foundation
rheum4us.org


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) requires that the faculty participating in a CME activity disclose all affiliations or other financial relationships (1) with the manufacturers of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. All conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this CME activity.

The following financial relationships have been provided:

Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH (Chair)
Sources of Funding for Research: Bristol Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc.
Consulting Agreements: Abbvie, Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Pfizer Inc., Roche, UCB

Philip Mease, MD, MACR (Faculty)
Sources of Funding for Research: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., UCB
Consulting Agreements: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., UCB
Speakers' Bureau: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., UCB

William F.C. Rigby, MD (Faculty)
Clinical Trials: Abbvie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.
Consulting Agreements (Occasional): Abbvie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.

Discussion of Off-Label, Investigational, or Experimental Drug/Device Use:
Baricitinib, filgotinib, upadacitinib as well as JAK inhibitors under investigation for RA

Patient Ambassador Disclosures

Kelly O'Neill and Shannon Young, EdD, have no financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material 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.

(NOTE: Nurse practitioners may participate in this educational activity and earn a certificate of completion as AANP accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreements.)

Instructions for Receiving Credit

This activity will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 80% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial supporter. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor.

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

This CME/CE activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products. ACHL requires the speaker to disclose that a product is not labeled for the use under discussion.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions, contact Michelle Forcier at mforcier@achlcme.org 

Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 24, 2020
Expires: July 24, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for rheumatologists, internal medicine specialists, nurses, and other allied health-care professionals, as well as patients and caregivers interested in treatment advances for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Assess characteristics of patients with RA that may be predictive of poor response to biologic treatment and assess opportunities with novel therapies
  • Evaluate clinical efficacy, safety, and tolerability of biologic and small molecule drugs for the treatment of RA
  • Implement treat-to-target strategies for refractory patients considerate of disease activity, treatment response, and other patient-specific factors

Activity Description

How can clinicians be assured they have the most up-to-date information for improving their patients’ outcomes in RA care? In this clinical commentary, leading infectious disease expert Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH, and Rheumatology experts Philip Mease, MD, MACR, and William F.C. Rigby, MD, discuss the latest evidence, safety data, and potential roles with the available and emerging JAK inhibitors, as well as current treat-to-target RA paradigms.

Because the patient plays such a critical role in shared decision-making, this activity will also include patient ambassadors sharing their perspectives, experiences, and treatment goals.

Bonus supplemental material includes:

  • Understanding Discordance in RA Care
  • Patient Perspectives on Shared Decision-Making
  • What Patients with RA Want Their Rheumatologists to Know
  • EULAR 2020 RA Updates

Statement of Educational Need

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating, inflammatory condition that has significant ramifications on a patient’s quality of life, risk for disability, morbidity, and mortality. The range of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) has shifted and expanded dramatically for RA over the last 20 years, facilitating the use of a treat-to-target approach. With multiple classes of biologic and targeted therapies now approved for RA and more biosimilars coming to market as patents expire on older biologic agents, therapy decisions are rapidly becoming more complex, and physicians may be struggling to keep up.

As the availability of these novel agents complicates treatment decisions for RA, physicians need to properly evaluate treat-to-target strategies for their patients and therapy selection that should be made in concert with patients, after reviewing their treatment history, route of administration, and lifestyle preferences. In addition, rheumatologists and clinicians who treat or diagnose RA need to enhance their understanding of the latest treatments and best practices to manage their patient populations effectively. Physicians need to take an active approach to apply the current evidence in practice with their RA patients and alleviate the burden the patient faces.

Agenda

Clinical commentary highlights includes:

  • Available and emerging JAK inhibitors
  • Tactics for patients who may have a poor response to biologic treatment
  • Role and adverse event management of small molecule drugs 
  • The latest treat-to-target paradigms

Chair

Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH
Professor,
Division of Infectious Diseases
Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR


Faculty

Philip Mease, MD, MACR
Director, Rheumatology Research Division
Swedish Medical Center/Providence-St. Joseph Health
Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA


William F.C. Rigby, MD
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
Division of Rheumatology
Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs
Department of Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH


Patient Ambassadors

Kelly O'Neill
Founder, Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior Community
RAwarrior.com
Founder, Rheumatoid Patient Foundation


Shannon Young, EdD
Executive Director,
Rheumatoid Patient Foundation
rheum4us.org


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) requires that the faculty participating in a CME activity disclose all affiliations or other financial relationships (1) with the manufacturers of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. All conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this CME activity.

The following financial relationships have been provided:

Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH (Chair)
Sources of Funding for Research: Bristol Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc.
Consulting Agreements: Abbvie, Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Pfizer Inc., Roche, UCB

Philip Mease, MD, MACR (Faculty)
Sources of Funding for Research: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., UCB
Consulting Agreements: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., UCB
Speakers' Bureau: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., UCB

William F.C. Rigby, MD (Faculty)
Clinical Trials: Abbvie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.
Consulting Agreements (Occasional): Abbvie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.

Discussion of Off-Label, Investigational, or Experimental Drug/Device Use:
Baricitinib, filgotinib, upadacitinib as well as JAK inhibitors under investigation for RA

Patient Ambassador Disclosures

Kelly O'Neill and Shannon Young, EdD, have no financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material 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.

(NOTE: Nurse practitioners may participate in this educational activity and earn a certificate of completion as AANP accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreements.)

Instructions for Receiving Credit

This activity will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 80% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial supporter. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor.

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

This CME/CE activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products. ACHL requires the speaker to disclose that a product is not labeled for the use under discussion.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions, contact Michelle Forcier at mforcier@achlcme.org 

1.50 CME
AcademicCME
Controversies in Antiplatelet Therapy for the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events

Controversies in Antiplatelet Therapy for the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / 1.50 Hours of External CME Credits (European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology)
Released: July 24, 2020
Expires: July 23, 2021
90 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Program Overview

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of mortality in Europe. Despite advances in prevention and therapy, each year cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes over 1.8 million deaths in the European Union (EU).  CVD accounts for 45% of all deaths in Europe and 37% of all deaths in the EU, is the main cause of death in men in all but 12 countries of Europe, and is the main cause of death in women in all but two countries. Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) comprise a substantial portion of these grim statistics, and better care for ACS patients could improve clinical and economic outcomes in the EU.  While evidence-based society guidelines recommend aggressive dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for such patients, contemporary practice data on both sides of the Atlantic indicate that DAPT is underutilized both early after an index MI and for evidence-grounded durations of therapy.  In addition, in 2019 new data were published that demand re-evaluation of oral antiplatelet drug choice and of the role of long-term aspirin therapy in secondary prevention of ACS.  Education of all stakeholders in ACS/MI care—particularly interventional cardiologists—about the guidelines and their basis, and about improving practice to reflect recommendations for care, especially around DAPT, can improve outcomes in ACS.

Target Audience

The target audience includes cardiologists (clinical and interventional) and other healthcare providers engaged in the care of ACS and its secondary prevention.

Agenda

  • Overview of Controversies in Secondary Prevention of ACS
  • The Foundational Role of Antiplatelet Therapy in Secondary Prevention of ACS
  • Risk Stratification for Secondary Ischemia vs Bleeding Complications With Antiplatelet Therapy
  • Is the Acetylsalicylic Acid Component of DAPT Required for the Duration?
  • What is the Clinical Impact of Antiplatelet Agent Choice in Secondary Prevention? An Analysis of ISAR-REACT 5

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the latest evidence-based guideline recommendations for secondary prevention of ACS/MI
  • Review the foundational role of antiplatelet therapy in secondary prevention of ACS/MI and manage their patients accordingly, with appropriate attention to risk benefit balance
  • Discuss the pertinent findings of recent trials of anti-platelet therapy in ACS, placing them in the context of prior data, established practice, and current guidelines

Chair

Charles V. Pollack Jr., MA, MD
Clinician-Scientist
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Jackson, Mississippi


Faculty

Tobias Geisler, MD, MHBA, FESC
Consultant/Vice Head of Department
Department of Cardiology and Angiology
Eberhard-Karls-University
Tübingen, Germany


Philippe Gabriel Steg, MD
Professor of Cardiology
Université Paris-Diderot
Paris, France


Robert Storey, BSc, BM, DM
Professor of Cardiology
Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom


Uwe Zeymer, MD
Senior Cardiologist
Klinikum Ludwigshafen
Ludwigshafen, Germany


Disclosures of Conflict of Interest

It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

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 CE activity:

Charles V. Pollack Jr., MA, MD
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH; CSL Behring

Tobias Geisler, MD, MHBA, FESC
Consultant/Advisor: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG
Grant/Research Support: Bayer AG; Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Speaker's Bureau: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG; Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Chiesi; Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd.; Ferrer Pharma; Pfizer, Inc.

Philippe Gabriel Steg, MD
Grant/Research Support: Bayer AG; Sanofi; Servier Laboratories
Speaker's Bureau: Amarin Corporation; Amgen Inc.; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG; Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; Mylan Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Pfizer, Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; Sanofi; Servier Laboratories

Robert Storey, BSc, BM, DM
Consultant/Advisor: Amgen Inc.; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; GylCardial Diagnostics; Haemonetics Corporation; Portola Pharmaceuticals; Thromboserin Ltd
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Pfizer, Inc.
Speaker's Bureau: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Pfizer, Inc.

Uwe Zeymer, MD
Speaker's Bureau: Amgen Inc.; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH; Pfizer, Inc.; Ferrer Pharma; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Sanofi

Planners and Peer Reviewers

Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC; Emma Boring; Nicole Brestowski and Chelsey Benedek hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationThe event “Controversies in Antiplatelet Therapy for the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events” is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 1.50 Hours of External CME Credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AcademicCME and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

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 patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:

  • Read the learning objectives, accreditation information and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
  • Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
  • Read or Review the activity content.
  • Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
  • Learners who receive a grade of 65% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and complete the Evaluation will receive a CME credit of completion.
  • Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Inquiries/Special Needs

For all CE inquiries or special needs, please contact admin@academiccme.com.

Activity Details

Free CME
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / 1.50 Hours of External CME Credits (European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology)
Released: July 24, 2020
Expires: July 23, 2021
90 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Program Overview

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of mortality in Europe. Despite advances in prevention and therapy, each year cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes over 1.8 million deaths in the European Union (EU).  CVD accounts for 45% of all deaths in Europe and 37% of all deaths in the EU, is the main cause of death in men in all but 12 countries of Europe, and is the main cause of death in women in all but two countries. Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) comprise a substantial portion of these grim statistics, and better care for ACS patients could improve clinical and economic outcomes in the EU.  While evidence-based society guidelines recommend aggressive dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for such patients, contemporary practice data on both sides of the Atlantic indicate that DAPT is underutilized both early after an index MI and for evidence-grounded durations of therapy.  In addition, in 2019 new data were published that demand re-evaluation of oral antiplatelet drug choice and of the role of long-term aspirin therapy in secondary prevention of ACS.  Education of all stakeholders in ACS/MI care—particularly interventional cardiologists—about the guidelines and their basis, and about improving practice to reflect recommendations for care, especially around DAPT, can improve outcomes in ACS.

Target Audience

The target audience includes cardiologists (clinical and interventional) and other healthcare providers engaged in the care of ACS and its secondary prevention.

Agenda

  • Overview of Controversies in Secondary Prevention of ACS
  • The Foundational Role of Antiplatelet Therapy in Secondary Prevention of ACS
  • Risk Stratification for Secondary Ischemia vs Bleeding Complications With Antiplatelet Therapy
  • Is the Acetylsalicylic Acid Component of DAPT Required for the Duration?
  • What is the Clinical Impact of Antiplatelet Agent Choice in Secondary Prevention? An Analysis of ISAR-REACT 5

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the latest evidence-based guideline recommendations for secondary prevention of ACS/MI
  • Review the foundational role of antiplatelet therapy in secondary prevention of ACS/MI and manage their patients accordingly, with appropriate attention to risk benefit balance
  • Discuss the pertinent findings of recent trials of anti-platelet therapy in ACS, placing them in the context of prior data, established practice, and current guidelines

Chair

Charles V. Pollack Jr., MA, MD
Clinician-Scientist
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Jackson, Mississippi


Faculty

Tobias Geisler, MD, MHBA, FESC
Consultant/Vice Head of Department
Department of Cardiology and Angiology
Eberhard-Karls-University
Tübingen, Germany


Philippe Gabriel Steg, MD
Professor of Cardiology
Université Paris-Diderot
Paris, France


Robert Storey, BSc, BM, DM
Professor of Cardiology
Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom


Uwe Zeymer, MD
Senior Cardiologist
Klinikum Ludwigshafen
Ludwigshafen, Germany


Disclosures of Conflict of Interest

It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

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 CE activity:

Charles V. Pollack Jr., MA, MD
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH; CSL Behring

Tobias Geisler, MD, MHBA, FESC
Consultant/Advisor: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG
Grant/Research Support: Bayer AG; Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Speaker's Bureau: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG; Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Chiesi; Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd.; Ferrer Pharma; Pfizer, Inc.

Philippe Gabriel Steg, MD
Grant/Research Support: Bayer AG; Sanofi; Servier Laboratories
Speaker's Bureau: Amarin Corporation; Amgen Inc.; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG; Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; Mylan Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Pfizer, Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; Sanofi; Servier Laboratories

Robert Storey, BSc, BM, DM
Consultant/Advisor: Amgen Inc.; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; GylCardial Diagnostics; Haemonetics Corporation; Portola Pharmaceuticals; Thromboserin Ltd
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Pfizer, Inc.
Speaker's Bureau: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Pfizer, Inc.

Uwe Zeymer, MD
Speaker's Bureau: Amgen Inc.; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Bayer AG; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH; Pfizer, Inc.; Ferrer Pharma; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Sanofi

Planners and Peer Reviewers

Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC; Emma Boring; Nicole Brestowski and Chelsey Benedek hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationThe event “Controversies in Antiplatelet Therapy for the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events” is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 1.50 Hours of External CME Credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AcademicCME and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

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 patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:

  • Read the learning objectives, accreditation information and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
  • Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
  • Read or Review the activity content.
  • Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
  • Learners who receive a grade of 65% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and complete the Evaluation will receive a CME credit of completion.
  • Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Inquiries/Special Needs

For all CE inquiries or special needs, please contact admin@academiccme.com.

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