RELIEF: The Changing Landscape of Axial Spondyloarthritis: Current and Emerging Agents for Individualized Treatment

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FACULTY

Stanley B. Cohen, MD
Clinical Professor
UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
Medical Director
Metroplex Clinical Research Center
Dallas, TX

M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH
Department Vice Chair
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Director
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This case-based enduring activity will cover the treatment and management of patients with axial spondyloarthritis.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for rheumatologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with axial spondyloarthritis.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Examine the specific domains of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and their relationship to quality of life
  • Review current and emerging therapies used for axSpA
  • Evaluate the IL-17/23 axis and its relationship to the pathophysiology of axSpA
  • Compare outcomes measures used in clinical trials versus those that may be more practical for use in clinical practice

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 online activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA Category 1 Credits™. 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 long-term treatment and management of patients with axial spondyloarthritis.
CNE Credits: 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing. Awarded 1.5 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 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 INTERESTS

Stanley B. Cohen, MD, has contracted research for Amgen, Abbvie, Gilead, Pfizer, Lilly, and Regeneron and received consulting fees from Amgen, Abbvie, Gilead, Pfizer, and Sanofi.

M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH, has received consulting fees from AbbVie, Amgen, Janssen, Pfizer, Lilly, Novartis, UCB, and 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.

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 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/CNE 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. Complete pre-and-post survey.
4. Submit the evaluation form online.
You will receive your certificate 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.

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RELEASE DATE: November 22, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: November 22, 2020

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