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Precision Medicine in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Fine-tuning Diagnosis and Treatment

Precision Medicine in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Fine-tuning Diagnosis and Treatment

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

1.50 hours

Released

June 29, 2018

Expires

June 29, 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 / CE for Pharmacists (0.15 CEUs)

Accredited Provider


This educational initiative is provided by CME Outfitters.

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Program Description

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, inflammatory arthritis that affects the axial skeleton. Due to an aging population, declining number of rheumatologists, and limited access to care, care for patients with AS is suboptimal and it is critically important that primary care can optimally recognize and manage these patients. AS is challenging to diagnose and has a 5-10 year delay in diagnosis, the longest diagnostic delay among rheumatic diseases. Studies have shown that patients with shorter disease duration have better response to treatment. A diagnostic delay may cause patients to miss the chance of early appropriate treatment and consequently have poorer prognosis, increased disability, limitation of spinal and hip movements, pain, poor quality of life, and poor functional status.

This CME Outfitters recorded symposium features expert faculty and aims to improve confidence in practitioners that will lead to improved screening, evaluation, and early treatment of individuals with AS.

Intended Audience

Primary care physicians, internists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who treat patients with AS

Educational Objectives

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

Physicians/PAs

  • Recognize key clinical features of AS to aid in timely diagnosis
  • Incorporate classification criteria and diagnostic tests into clinical practice to support early detection of AS
  • Implement biologic treatments for AS into clinical practice when appropriate

CNE/CPE

  • Describe key clinical features of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) that aid in timely diagnosis
  • Identify classification criteria and diagnostic tests that support early detection of AS
  • Explain appropriate implementation of biologic treatments for AS

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

Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, MACR, FACP, FCLM
Professor of Medicine, Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Attending Rheumatologist
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

Dr. Gibofsky discloses the following:
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Merck & Co., Inc.; Pfizer Inc.
Consultant: AbbVie Inc., Celgene Corporation; Merck & Co., Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Samumed, LLC; Sandoz.
Stock Shareholder: AbbVie Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.; Pfizer Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Joerg Ermann, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dr. Ermann discloses the following:
Grants: Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer Inc.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The CME Outfitters, LLC staff has nothing to disclose.

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Jeffrey Helfand, DO, MS, (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Mae Ochoa, RPh, (peer reviewer) 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

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:
0376-0000-18-010-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 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.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact CME Outfitters at 877-263-7767.

If you have any other questions relating to your certificate or other issues with this activity, please contact myCME.Support@haymarketmedical.com.

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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