Clinical Perspectives in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Quality of Life, Comorbidities, and Evolving Targets

FACULTY

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

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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


TARGET AUDIENCE

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


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Review clinical trials data for the efficacy and safety of JAK pathway inhibition in the treatment of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis
  • Evaluate RA-related comorbidities and their management in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
  • Assess ways in which to reduce the burden of RA while improving quality of life

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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.


CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

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


NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
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.


DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

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 an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or providers of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.


DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Jon T. Giles, MD, MPH has received consulting fees
from AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Lilly, Gilead, and UCB. He also states a financial relationship with 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 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:
Matthew Frese, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Ashley Whitehurst, Program Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Chris Drury, Medical Director of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP of Accreditation and Outcomes of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Brianna Hanson, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.


DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

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, faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CE credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate upon completion as a downloadable file.


DISCLAIMER

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.

For CME questions, please contact Med Learning Group at info@medlearninggroup.com.

RELEASE DATE: October 16, 2020

EXPIRATION DATE: October 16, 2021

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