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A Team Approach to Improving Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinicians, Patients, and Digital Health Coaches

A Team Approach to Improving Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinicians, Patients, and Digital Health Coaches

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

1.50 hours

Released

July 6, 2018

Expires

July 6, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
1.50 / ABIM MOC Points
1.50 / CE for Nurses (1.50 pharmacology credits)
1.50 / CE for Pharmacists (0.15 CEUs)

Accredited Provider


This educational initiative is provided by CME Outfitters.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer.

Program Description

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting over 1.3 million Americans and approximately 1% of the global population.1 Many treatment options are available to treat RA, and these agents may be used as monotherapy, as sequential treatment strategies, or as combination treatment. To successfully treat patients with RA, clinicians must be aware of the various treatment strategies outlined in the ACR guidelines and clinical evidence that supports these treat-to-target approaches. The management of RA is complex and requires the involvement of the entire treatment team—that includes the patient—in order to maximize the benefits of existing treatment approaches, incorporate new treatments when appropriate, and ensure the healthcare needs of all patients with RA are met.

This webcast features a panel discussion moderated by Leonard Calabrese, DO with audio input from patients with RA, and video interviews from RA team care members at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reference
1. Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network. Rheumatoid arthritis facts and figures. Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network Website. https://www.rheumatoidarthritis.org/ra/facts-and-statistics/.

Intended Audience

Rheumatologists, PAs, NPs, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers who treat patients with RA

Educational Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:

Physicians/PAs

  • Align treatment decisions with ACR recommendations which support a treat-to-target approach in the care of patients with RA
  • Critically appraise DMARD monotherapy treatment options, including JAK-inhibitors in the care of patients with moderate-to-severe RA
  • Integrate one best practice that can be utilized by the multidisciplinary care team to monitor for signs and symptoms of methotrexate intolerance and medication nonadherence

CNE/CPE

  • Describe treatment decisions that align with ACR recommendations which support a treat-to-target approach in the care of patients with RA
  • Critically appraise DMARD monotherapy treatment options, including JAK-inhibitors in the care of patients with moderate-to-severe RA
  • Identify best practices that can be utilized by the multidisciplinary care team to monitor for signs and symptoms of methotrexate intolerance and medication nonadherence

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Faculty

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO (Moderator)
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Rheumatic & Immunologic Disease
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
of Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Calabrese discloses the following:
Consultant: AbbVie Inc.; Centecor Biopharmaceutical; Crescendo Bioscience, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Horizon Pharma; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and UCB, Inc.

Stanley B. Cohen, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Co-Director, Division of Rheumatology
Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas
Co-Medical Director
Metroplex Clinical Research Center
Dallas, TX
Past President of the American College of Rheumatology
Atlanta, GA

Dr. Cohen discloses the following:
Clinical investigator and/ or research consultant: AbbVie Inc.; AstraZeneca; Biogen Idec Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Genentech, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Novartis; Pfizer Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Roche

Eileen J. Lydon, ANP-BC
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Department of Rheumatology
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
New York, NY

Ms. Lydon has no disclosures to report.

Rochelle Rosian, MD
Staff member
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Director of Regional Rheumatology
Cleveland Clinic
Solon, OH

Dr. Rosian has no disclosures to report.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The CME Outfitters, LLC staff has nothing to disclose.

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

Jeffrey Helfand, DO (peer review) has no disclosures to report.
Mae Ochoa, Rph (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Credit

1.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM /ABIM MOC point(s)

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Part II Points:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Credit

1.50

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Designation Statement

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.50 contact hours (1.50 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours)

Note to Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists: the content of this activity pertains to pharmacology. Earn up to 1.50 contact hours of pharmacotherapeutic contact hours.

Credit

1.50

Type

CE for Pharmacists

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.50 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
0376-0000-18-003-H01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

Additional Credit Information

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Faculty of this CME/CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

There are no fees for participating in this CME/CE activity. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) study the educational activity, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section.

To obtain a certificate, participants must receive a score of 75% or better on the post-test. The post-test can be accessed at the end of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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