This lecture will discuss new and emerging treatments for RA, data on when to initiate treatment as it relates to RA prevention, and clinical considerations impacting individualized therapy for patients with RA.
Launch Date: August 11, 2020
Release Date: August 3, 2020
Expiration Date: July 31, 2021
This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who actively treat/manage patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Upon completion of this enduring material, participants should be able to:
In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is contact hours.
This activity is accredited for hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. Rush University Medical Center will report all credit to CPE Monitor within 60 working days after receiving evidence of successful completion of the course.
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The following speakers and/or planners have stated that they have the following financial relationship(s), and they have agreed to see that all information they planned and/or present is done so fairly and without bias:
The speakers and planning committee members listed below have stated they have no significant relationships to disclose.
Sally Lemke, DNP, WHNP-BC
Amber Kujath PhD, RN, ONC
Arthur Kavanaugh, MD
Research Grants/Investigator: None
Consultant: Gilead, Abbvie, Pfizer, Eli Lilly
Speakers Bureau, Faculty, Peer Reviewer: None
Advisory Committee/Board: None
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