Virtual Reality Insights: Diagnostic Strategies and Treatment Selection in Psoriatic Arthritis—A Focus on Biologics

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FACULTY

Andreas Reimold, MD
Professor
Rheumatic Diseases Division
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Daniel E. Furst, MD
Professor of Rheumatology and Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Washington, Seattle WA
University of Florence, Florence, Italy

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This case-based online activity will cover the treatment and management of patients with PsA.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This enduring activity is intended for rheumatologists who manage patients with PsA.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify best practices for earlier diagnosis of PsA
  • Select treatment options for patients with PsA-associated comorbidities, including CVD
  • Review clinical data on the efficacy/safety profiles of new and emerging biologics for the treatment of PsA
  • Discuss strategies to improve communication between patients and providers, as well as between providers on the patient-care team

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 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 long-term treatment and management of patients with psoriatic arthritis. CNE Credits: 1.5 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. Awarded 1.5 contact hours 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 manufacturers of any commercial products and/or providers of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Andreas Reimold, MD, is a consultant for Lilly and receives research grants from AbbVie, Novartis, and Pfizer.
Daniel E. Furst, MD, has contracted research for AbbVie, Actelion, Amgen, BMS, Corbus, NIH, Novartis, Pfizer, and Roche/Genentech. Dr. Furst is on the speakers’ bureau for CMC Connect (McCann Health Company). He is a consultant with AbbVie, Actelion, Amgen, BMS, Cytori, Novartis, Pfizer, and Roche/Genentech.

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.
Ana Maria Albino, Program Manager of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Chris Drury, Scientific and Medical Services of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP of Accreditation and Outcomes 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 this lecture, 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 enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
2. Participate in the enduring activity; and
3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.

DISCLAIMER

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: November 13, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE: November 13, 2019

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