Spotlight on Orthopedics

Credits: 0.25 CME / MOC
MedEdTalks Rheumatology: 3rd Annual Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference: Immunology Bootcamp – RA
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, FACR
Vindico

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

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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


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


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

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

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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


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


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

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

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Orthopedics Presentations

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 

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

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.

0.25 CME / MOC
The France Foundation
Integrative Solutions to Challenges in Chronic Pain Management – Applying Principles of Pain Management

Integrative Solutions to Challenges in Chronic Pain Management – Applying Principles of Pain Management

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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 equip front-line clinicians with evidence-based knowledge and increased competence that can inform the assessment, management and referral of patients with chronic osteoarthritis (OA) pain and lower back pain (LBP).

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 equip front-line clinicians with evidence-based knowledge and increased competence that can inform the assessment, management and referral of patients with chronic osteoarthritis (OA) pain and lower back pain (LBP).

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.

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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


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


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

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

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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


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


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

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

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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


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


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

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

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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


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


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

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

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

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

Start

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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


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


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

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

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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


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


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

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

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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


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


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

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

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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


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


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

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

Staff
Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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

CME Questions?
Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

Addressing Real-World Practice Gaps in the Management of RA

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare (AKH, Inc.)

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Faculty

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


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


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


Conflict of Interest Policy/ Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

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

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

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

 AKH Staff and Planners

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

Accreditation Statement

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

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

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

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

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare (AKH, Inc.)

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Faculty

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


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


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


Conflict of Interest Policy/ Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

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

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

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

 AKH Staff and Planners

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

Accreditation Statement

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

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

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

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Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

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

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

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