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Course Director

John Tesser, MD, FACP, FACR
John Tesser, MD, FACP, FACR

Midwestern University
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Arizona Arthritis & Rheumatology Associates
Phoenix, Arizona

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2019-Apr-29
Expiration Date:2020-Apr-28
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert in rheumatology discusses the role of novel therapeutic options in overcoming challenges associated with the management of patients with refractory rheumatoid arthritis.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Recognize challenges associated with the management of refractory rheumatoid arthritis
  • Identify novel therapeutic options for rheumatoid arthritis in the context of mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety
  • Employ current evidence and expert recommendations into individualized treatment plans for patients with rheumatoid arthritis who have not achieved adequate disease control on previous therapies

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists, internists, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with refractory rheumatoid arthritis.

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: April 29, 2019 - April 28, 2020
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty and 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.

Other PVI associates who are in a position to have control over the content of this activity, do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CME activity during the past 12 months.

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

Course Director

John Tesser, MD, FACP, FACR
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
Midwestern University
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Arizona Arthritis & Rheumatology Associates
Phoenix, Arizona

John Tesser, MD, FACP, FACR, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for AbbVie Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Crescendo Bioscience, Inc./Myriad Genetics, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Genentech, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Medac Pharma, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Pfizer Inc.; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC/Regeneron; and UCB, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from AbbVie Inc.; Ablynx; Amgen Inc.; AstraZeneca; Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Biogen; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH; Celgene Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Genentech, Inc; Gilead; GlaxoSmithKline; Horizon Pharma plc; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Mallinckrodt; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Pfizer Inc.; R-Pharm-US LLC; Regeneron; Sandoz AG; SetPoint Medical; Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and UCB, Inc.
Speakers Bureau participant with AbbVie Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Crescendo Bioscience, Inc./Myriad Genetics, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Genentech, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Medac Pharma, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Regeneron; sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC/Genzyme Corporation; and UCB, Inc.
Other Financial or Material Support from Eli Lilly and Company in the form of participation in the American College of Rheumatology Innovation Theater Presentations.

John Tesser, MD, FACP, FACR, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: targeted synthetic DMARDs and biological DMARDs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Content Reviewer

Kaushal Patel, MD has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director

Kathryn B. Charalambous, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Kathryn B. Charalambous, 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, and 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.

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 Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

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.

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