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Gregg J. Silverman, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
New York University School of Medicine
Co-Director, Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence
Division of Rheumatology
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York

Program Overview

This case-based enduring activity will cover the treatment and management of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists, infusion nurses, and allied healthcare professionals who treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review data supporting the classification of RA by ACR/EULAR and the ACR updated treatment guidelines
  • Assess the basis of comparative-effectiveness research and review existing data on mono and combinations therapies for RA at subsequent lines of treatment
  • Contrast and compare safety and efficacy data from direct head to head clinical trials of biologic therapies for RA and apply this information to case studies

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(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit Information

This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the management of rheumatoid arthritis and help them to implement an individualized plan for their patients.

1.0 ANCC Contact Hour(s)

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.

Accreditation of this program does not imply endorsement by either Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM or ANCC

Awarded 1.0 contact hour(s) 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 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. Gregg J. Silverman serves as a consultant for Genentech, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Onyx, and Roche; and is on the speaker board for GSK and Roche. He also receives research support from Arthritis Foundation, Lupus Research Institute, NIH, and Rheumatology Research Foundation. Dr. Silverman’s spouse is an employee of Gilead.

MLG Course Reviewer

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Medical School
Senior Advisor, Internal Medicine Clinical Care Center
Lankenau Hospital
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Dr. M. Susan Burke receives Consulting Fees from Iroko and Merck & Co., Inc.

CCM/UMA Lead Nurse Planner

Margaret Governo, EdD, APRN BC
CCM Lead Nurse Planner
Ultimate Medical Academy

Margaret Governo, EdD, APRN BC has no relevant financial relationships 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 for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Kelly Kraines, Director of CME/CE for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Flavia Piazza, VP, Medical and Scientific Services for 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 the course of this lecture, Dr. Silverman 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 enduring activity. To receive CME/CE credit participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Complete the pre-test.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the post-test and activity evaluation
  • Physicians who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit.
  • All non-physician participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.
  • All certificates will be emailed within 30 days.

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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.

Course Viewing Requirements

PC: Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer (version 8 or greater)
Mac: Firefox, Chrome, or Safari

Release Date: December 17, 2013
Expiration Date: December 16, 2014

Medium: Internet

Estimated Time to Complete This Educational Activity: 60 minutes

This activity is sponsored by Med Learning Group.
Med Learning Group

This activity was co-provided by Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM.

Supported by an Educational Grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Copyright © 2013 Med Learning Group. All rights reserved. These materials may be used for personal use only. Any rebroadcast, distribution, or reuse of this presentation or any part of it in any form for other than personal use without the express written permission of Med Learning Group is prohibited.

Participation Statement

This educational activity provides training necessary for licensed attendees to maintain state licensing requirements. The tuition for this educational activity is subsidized in part by unrestricted educational grants, including for those attendees who have successfully completed the state licensing requirements for their respective fields. This subsidy is reflected in the registration fees for this activity.

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