Treating a Chronic Autoimmune Inflammatory Disease: Targeting Pathophysiologic Cytokines in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis—A Whiteboard View
Jon T. Giles, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
College of Physicians and Surgeons
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 rheumatologists, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:
- Review the role of IL-6 in both the intra-articular and extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis
- Discuss the current medical society treatment recommendations for patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis
- Describe the utilization of interleukin-6 inhibitors as a treatment approach to reach a treat-to-goal target in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis
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Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. 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: 0.75 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. Complete Conference Management will accredit this educational activity for 0.75 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
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DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
Jon Giles, MD, MPH, serves as a consultant for Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Genentech. He has received support from NIH/NIAMS, the Rheumatology Research Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis National Research Foundation, and Pfizer.
CME Content Review
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RELEASE DATE: July 26, 2018
EXPIRATION DATE: July 26, 2019
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