Treatment Priorities in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Focus on Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Patient-Reported Outcomes

You must be registered for the American College of Rheumatology’s Annual Scientific Meeting to participate in this meeting.


Monday, November 8, 2021

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM ET

Please note this virtual program is 5:30PM Eastern, 4:30PM Central, 3:30PM Mountain and 2:30PM Pacific.

Program Features

  • Interactive, case-based learning
  • Whiteboard animations
  • Create your own personalized poster


Anca Askanase, MD, MPH
Founder and clinical director of Columbia’s Lupus Center
Director of Rheumatology Clinical Trials
Division of Rheumatology
Irving Medical Center
Columbia University
New York, NY

Maureen A. McMahon, MD
Associate Chief of Rheumatology
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
UCLA Health
Los Angeles, CA

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the clinical burden of musculoskeletal symptoms and PROs in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Create treatment plans that address musculoskeletal symptoms and PROs in addition to disease activity and damage for patients with SLE
  • Discuss the clinical implications of interferon as a key mediator of SLE pathogenesis
  • Select treatments for patients with SLE that target its pathogenic pathways


This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists, rheumatology-related nurse practitioners, physician assistants and fellows.


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 live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the virtual live activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with SLE. CNE Credits: 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours.


Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management (CCM) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.5 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


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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.

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Feel free to pass this invitation on to your physicians, fellows, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, healthcare practitioners, and any other colleagues that you believe would be interested in attending this free CME/CNE program.

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