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Clinical Convergence™: Patient and Provider Perspectives in Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

Clinical Convergence™: Patient and Provider Perspectives in Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

Format

Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

1.50 hours

Released

December 30, 2015

Expires

December 30, 2016
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Maximum Credits

1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and RMEI.

Commercial Supporter

Supported by AbbVie Inc. and UCB, Inc.

Program Description

This activity is based on the proceedings from the live symposium and focuses on diagnosis and management of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). A patient vignette is included to emphasize finer clinical points, reinforce learning, increase learner engagement, and assist learners in integrating information into daily clinical practice. Audio recording from the live meeting is incorporated into this activity, including the patient panel during which the patient describes her personal experiences of PsA diagnosis and treatment.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists, dermatologists, and primary care physicians who may encounter patients with signs and symptoms consistent with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better prepared to:

  • Differentiate between PsA and other arthritides to ensure early and accurate diagnosis of PsA
  • Appropriately incorporate the various disease modifying agents into the management of patients with PsA taking into consideration patient comorbidities
  • Utilize effective communication and collaboration techniques to foster clinical care coordination among care team members
  • Integrate shared decision-making techniques to improve patient understanding of the risks and benefits of their treatments and to allow them to participate in healthcare decisions

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

The “Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy” of Albert Einstein College of Medicine requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience any relevant relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical, product, or device company. Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest with regard to their contribution to the activity will not be permitted to present.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine also requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff, has no relevant conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Faculty

Gary E. Solomon, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine
Associate Director of Rheumatology, Center for Arthritis & Autoimmunity
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York

Dr. Solomon has affiliations with AbbVie (Non-CME/CME Services).

Dr. Solomon has indicated that his relationships will not impact his ability to have an unbiased presentation.

Dafna Gladman, MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Toronto Western Research Institute
Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, ON Canada

Dr. Gladman has affiliations with AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene,
Eli Lilly, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB (Consulting); Eli Lilly, Novartis (Fees for Non-CME/CME Services); AbbVie, Amgen, Celgene, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB (Research).

Dr. Gladman has indicated that his relationships will not impact his ability to have an unbiased presentation.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The following Einstein peer reviewer and Einstein program reviewer reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Elizabeth A. Kitsis, MD, MBE, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
Victor Hatcher, Ph.D, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Jacqui Brooks, MBBCh, MRCPsych, has no affiliations with commercial interests relative to the content to disclose.
Amy Reeve has no affiliations with commercial interests relative to the content to disclose.

Credit

1.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

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 Albert Einstein College of Medicine and RMEI, LLC. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion 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 on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 67% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact the CCME Office at cme@montefiore.org

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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