A Virtual Reality Tour: New Goals of Therapy for Psoriatic and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Managing Comorbidities, Preserving Joints, and Pursuing Remission with Biologics


Jon T Giles, MD MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY


This online activity will review the pathophysiology of rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, discuss guidelines for their management, review current strategies for treatment, and outline patient-oriented strategies for successful management.


This CME initiative is designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists, rheumatology nurses and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of patients with psoriatic arthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis.


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

  • Assess the pathophysiologic differences and similarities between psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Review current guidelines for RA and PSA to drive management decisions and treatment choice
  • Review the current pharmacotherapeutic strategies for managing PsA and RA in the rheumatology clinic
  • Discuss patient-centric strategies for managing PsA and RA, with a focus on joint preservation, quality of life, and enhanced communication


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


Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent for their participation in the online activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the management of patients with rheumatoid and/or psoriatic arthritis. CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour CNE Accreditation Statement: Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in a MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.


Dr. Giles is a consultant for Lilly, Genentech, Horizon, BMS, UCB, Ironwood, and Abbvie. He also provided grant research for Pfizer.

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 independently peer reviewed.
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: Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose. Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose. Lisa Crenshaw, Senior Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose. Chris Drury, Medical Services for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose. Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes, has nothing to disclose.


Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States. During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.


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.
3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.


Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science-based.
This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2019


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