A 3D View Targeting Inflammatory Cytokines: Addressing Articular and Systemic Pathology in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Andreas Reimold, MD
Rheumatic Diseases Division
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Daniel E. Furst, MD
Professor of Rheumatology and Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Washington, Seattle WA
University of Florence, Florence, Italy


This case-based online activity will cover the treatment and management of patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis.


This enduring activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primarily rheumatologists with a secondary audience of internists and allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.


Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the role of inflammatory cytokines, both articulately and systemically, in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Review the clinical trials data supporting the medical society pharmacologic recommendations for patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis
  • Discuss the use of interleukin-6 inhibition as a treat-to-target strategy in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis


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

This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.


Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the long-term treatment and management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. CNE Credits: 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours.


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Andreas Reimold, MD, is a consultant for Lilly and receives research grants from AbbVie, Novartis, and Pfizer.

Daniel E. Furst, MD, has contracted research for AbbVie, Actelion, Amgen, BMS, Corbus, NIH, Novartis, Pfizer, and Roche/Genentech. Dr. Furst is on the speakers’ bureau for CMC Connect (McCann Health Company). He is a consultant with AbbVie, Actelion, Amgen, BMS, Cytori, Novartis, Pfizer, and Roche/Genentech.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

The staff, 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/CE activity:

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Ana Maria Albino, Program Manager of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
David Chatman, Scientific and Medical Services of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP of Accreditation and Outcomes of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.


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There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
2. Participate in the enduring activity; and
3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.


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RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE: November 13, 2019

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