Activity Details

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC point(s)
Released: October 28, 2019
Expires: October 27, 2020
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs).

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Utilize appropriate biomarker testing to identify patients with early inflammatory disease.
  • Evaluate common signaling pathways that underly chronic immune-mediated inflammatory conditions as well as the molecular targets of available and emerging immune-based therapies.

Activity Description

In this CME podcast, Dr. Grace Wright and Dr. Jeffrey Kaine will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).


Activity Chair
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, FACR
President and CEO, Grace C. Wright, MD PC
President, Association of Women in Rheumatology
New York, NY
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exagen, Lilly, Myriad, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron, UCB

Jeffrey L. Kaine, MD
Independent Healthcare Associates, Inc.
Cullowhee, NC
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Gilead, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer
Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer

John R.P. Tesser, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Midwestern University College of Health Sciences
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, P.C.
Phoenix, AZ
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Novartis, Pfizer, Samumed, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Myriad, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Ablynx, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Aurinia, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eicos, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Lilly, Mallinckrodt, Merck KG, Novartis, Pfizer, R-Pharma, Regeneron, Roche, Samumed, Sandoz, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron, Setpoint, Sun, Takeda, UCB
Innovation Theater Presentation: Lilly, Sanofi Genzyme/Regeneron

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, reviewers, and staff involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Signed Disclosure(s) are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in 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 points.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 28, 2019 to October 27, 2020.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest question, listen to the presentation, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Lilly USA, LLC; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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