Vivian Bykerk, BSc, MD, FRCPC
Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Inflammatory Arthritis Center of Excellence
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
This online activity is focused on the team involved in the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primarily rheumatologists with a secondary audience of internists and allied healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:
- Discuss the role of inflammatory cytokines in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis that results in its complex phenotype
- Review the international medical society treatment recommendations and the supporting clinical data for patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis
- Evaluate the incorporation of interleukin-6 therapy to inhibit the progression of structural damage in patients with moderate-to-severe RA
- Describe the diversity in patient populations with rheumatoid arthritis and its effects on management and treat-to-target goals
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 online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with RA. Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hours.
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.
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 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.
DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Dr. Vivian Bykerk has received consulting fees from Amgen, fNIH, Pfizer, UCB, Scipher, and Sanofi Regeneron.
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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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 the course of this lecture, the 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 credit for this online activity. To receive CME/CNE 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.
Participants will receive their certificate as a downloadable file.
Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize 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: March 29, 2019
EXPIRATION DATE: March 29, 2020
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