Separating Fact From Fiction in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Identifying Practical Strategies to Improve Outcomes
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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.
Medium: CME Enduring Material Online
Release date: 7/6/2015
Expiration date: 7/6/2016
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
In the Virtual Practice Staff Conference Room, learners can review interactive evidence-based presentations on current issues relating to the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The featured presentations are Evaluating the Clinical Utility of Common Disease Classification and Assessment Tools in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Emerging Treatment Strategies in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Also available is the Resource Library, which houses tools that can aid clinicians in RA disease activity assessment and patient management.
Joel M. Kremer, MD—Program Chair
Pfaff Family Professor of Medicine
Albany Medical College
Director of Research
The Center for Rheumatology
Albany, New York
Allan Gibofsky, MD
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York
Yusuf Yazici, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, New York
Chaim Putterman, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine (Rheumatology)
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists and other clinicians who provide care to patients with RA.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Utilize clinically relevant assessment tools to assess disease activity and identify remission in patients with RA
- Discuss the efficacy and safety of new and emerging therapies for the management of RA
- Develop an effective treatment plan that utilizes strategies to optimize the efficacy and safety of established therapies in RA
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The following faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests relevant to the content of this CME activity:
Joel M. Kremer, MD, reported a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grants/Research Funding: AbbVie, Genentech, Lilly, Pfizer
Consultant: Bristol Myers-Squibb, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi
Dr. Kremer has indicated that his relationships will not impact his ability to author an unbiased presentation.
Allan Gibofsky, MD, reported a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant: AbbVie, Amgen, Antmes, Celgene, Genentech, Horizon, Iroko, Pfizer
Stakeholder: AbbVie, Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Celgene, Iroko, Pfizer
Dr. Gibofsky has indicated that his relationships will not impact his ability to author an unbiased presentation.
Yusuf Yazici, MD, reported a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grants/Research Funding: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech
Consultant: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech
Dr. Yazici has indicated that his relationships will not impact his ability to author an unbiased presentation.
Chaim Putterman, MD, has reported that he does not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related directly or indirectly to the content of this activity during the past 12 months.
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