Advances in the Management of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Program Dates: June 16, 2014 - June 15, 2015
Credits: N/A

Advances in the Management of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

This course is still available as a learning tool but has expired for CME credit.

Program Overview

The management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis actively evolves as further evidence-based data becomes available. The relatively recent development of biologics and DMARDS has presented new challenges in clinical decision making for the busy rheumatologist. This program is designed to provide a review of immunology science which is necessary for an in-depth discussion of DMARDS efficacy and safety data.  The program will cover treating-to-target as well as recent head-to-head non-inferiority clinical trials that have presented important information for professionals who care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.  This CME program will help all rheumatologists care for the RA patient.

Target Audience

This activity was designed to meet the needs of rheumatologists, primary care physicians, internists, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with RA.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the updated ACR guidelines, and advances in evidence-based medicine of rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. Evaluate clinical trial data for rheumatoid arthritis therapies, including biologic therapies, with a particular focus on head-to-head clinical trials.
  3. Apply personalized patient management strategies that utilize treat-to-target goals.

Co-provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and AcademicCME EOCME-AcademicCME-Co-provided_061214