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Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

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Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

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Activity Description

In this activity, an expert in rheumatic diseases discusses strategies to select and optimize treatment for individual patients with RA and PsA, focusing on the appropriate clinical utilization of newer treatment options (ie, JAK inhibitors).

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Outline advances that have improved the quality of care in rheumatic diseases
  • Explain the role of the JAK/STAT signaling pathway in the pathophysiology of RA and PsA
  • Summarize efficacy and safety data related to current JAK inhibitors for the treatment of RA and PsA
  • Treat RA and PsA in accordance with current evidence and guidelines, recognizing the role of non-anti-TNF therapies in patients with active disease
  • Incorporate JAK inhibitors into treatment plans for individual patients with RA or PsA, recognizing the importance of achieving therapeutic targets and a patient-centered approach to care

Providership, Credit, and Support


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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

ACCMEThis 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.

Continuing Nursing Education

ANCCMedical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity will be awarded 0.5 contact hour.

Nurse Practitioners

AANPThis activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20064295. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

Physician Assistants

AAPA This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid from 8/21/2020 to 8/20/2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-200505.

Faculty Disclosures

Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
RJ Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Vice Chairman, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Cleveland, Ohio

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AbbVie Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb; Celgene Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; Genentech, Inc.; Gilead; GlaxoSmithKline; Horizon Pharma plc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.
Other Financial or Material Support as a speaker for AbbVie Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb; Celgene Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; Genentech, Inc.; Gilead; GlaxoSmithKline; Horizon Pharma plc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.

Planning Committee Disclosures

Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Nurse Planner, MLI

The planners from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education, joint provider, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants reviewer do not have any financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest related to the content of this accredited activity during the past 12 months unless listed below.

Content/Peer Reviewer Disclosures

The following Content/Peer Reviewers have nothing to disclose:

Kaushal Patel, MD
Bobbie Perrin, FNP-C, OCN, APRN

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this accredited activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you upon completion. You will receive your certificate from email@email.peerviewpress.com. If you have questions regarding the receipt of your emailed certificate, please contact via email at info@PeerView.com.

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 CNE credit. There are no prerequisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CNE credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

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