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John H. Stone, MD, MPH
John H. Stone, MD, MPH

Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2017-Jan-26
Expiration Date:2018-Jan-25
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge
Expert commentary is based on data presented at a recent rheumatology conference*

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, a distinguished rheumatologist discusses new findings in giant cell arteritis that were presented at the 2016 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Apply approaches to treat patients with giant cell arteritis in the context of patient-, disease-, and therapy-related factors
  • Discuss emerging data for the efficacy and safety of approved and investigational giant cell arteritis treatments, as well as the potential clinical impact of these findings

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists, ophthalmologists, neurologists, and other clinicians involved in the treatment of patients with giant cell arteritis.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 70% or higher is needed to obtain CME credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: January 26, 2017 - January 25, 2018
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The associates of Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider for this activity, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CME activity for any amount during the past 12 months.

Course Director

John H. Stone, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
The Edward A. Fox Chair in Medicine
Director, Clinical Rheumatology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

John H. Stone, MD, MPH, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Genentech, Inc.; and Xencor, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Genentech, Inc.; and Xencor, Inc.

John H. Stone, MD, MPH, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: Agents under development for the treatment of giant cell arteritis.

CME Reviewers

Matthew A. Goodman, MD
Abington Jefferson Health
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

Matthew A. Goodman, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, NP-C
Consultant
Tampa, Florida

Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, NP-C, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director

Kate Nelson, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Kate Nelson, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Providership, Credit & Support

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACPE Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 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.

Providership

This CME activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.

*PeerView Press is an independent publisher of conference news and medical education programs.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of PeerView Press or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

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