Course Director

Leonard Calabrese
Leonard Calabrese, DO

Department of Rheumatic & Immunologic Diseases
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


V. Michael Holers, MD

Scoville Professor
Head, Division of Rheumatology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

Accredited by

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education

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Course Description

Learning Objectives
1. Describe the postulated role of the mucosal immune system in the initial development of antibodies to citrullinated protein/peptide antigens (ACPA).
2. Explain the informative role of IgA ACPA in assessing how an individual initially develops immune alterations that lead to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the future.
3. Develop an evaluation strategy for research subjects that would identify the mechanisms underlying the development of ACPA at mucosal sites in individuals who are at high risk for future RA.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.50 Credits
Release Date:2016-Dec-09
Expiration Date:2017-Dec-09
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No

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