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Congress of Clinical Rheumatology

Congress of Clinical Rheumatology

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Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

23 hours

Released

January 15, 2015

Expires

January 15, 2018

Maximum Credits

23.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Accredited Provider




This program is provided by the Oakstone Publishing, LLC.

Producer

This program is produced by Oakstone Publishing, LLC.

Program Description

A comprehensive program with an international perspective designed for clinical rheumatologists to emphasize pertinent, emerging issues, and cutting edge advancements in rheumatology that can be directly implemented in practice to improve patient care.

Intended Audience

Although intended primarily for clinical rheumatologists, also of great interest and value to clinicians who are directly involved in the care and management of rheumatic disease patients.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the reasons why Mixed Connective Tissue Disease is not really mixed
  • Predict brain changes in the first month of daily opioid therapy and review implications for addiction and hyperalgesia
  • Evaluate the evidence and discussions that were used to generate the ACR treatment guidelines for lupus nephritis and assess new SLE therapies
  • Identify the features of IgG4-related disease
  • Assess mechanisms and prevention approaches for accelerated atherosclerosis in SLE
  • Describe the current state of the art treatment of ANCA--associated vasculitis
  • Define new mechanisms involved in the development of osteoarthritis
  • Illustrate the complex relationship between chronic kidney disease and bone disease in adults
  • Summarize the current concepts of low dose naltrexone in the treatment of fibromyalgia
  • Name the advances in the pathogenesis and treatment of sarcoidosis
  • Evaluate the latest research on the effect of arthritis on bone and cartilage
  • Appraise imaging of the immune system
  • List the legislative and regulatory issues facing rheumatologists
  • Formulate a treatment plan for scleroderma manifestations
  • Assess complementary and alternative medicine as it applies to rheumatology
  • Identify the clinical rheumatology questions that have been answered in the laboratory
  • List the therapeutic options available for psoriatic arthritis
  • Recall the latest data on myopathies from pathogeny to treatment
  • Summarize the news on bone erosion in rheumatoid arthritis
  • Discuss the latest research on interstitial lung disease
  • Identify the rheumatic manifestations of cancer
  • Describe unusual rheumatology cases and unusual presentations of common rheumatologic conditions as presented in the thieves’ market
  • Assess the translational science journey that was involved with glucocorticoid--induced osteoporosis
  • Compare combination treatment regimens in osteoporosis

Topics and Speakers

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Faculty Affiliations Disclosure

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing’s planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

Faculty

Felicia Cosman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Helen Hayes Hospital
West Haverstraw, NY

David W. Dempster, PhD, FRMS
Professor of Clinical Pathology & Cell Biology
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University, NY
Director Emeritus, Regional Bone Center
Helen Hayes Hospital
New York State Department of Health

Alan Epstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Alfred Gellhorn, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Peter Gorevic, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Rodney Grahame, CBE, MD, FRCP, FACP
Honorary Professor
Center for Rheumatology
University College London Hospitals
London, England

Max Hamburger, MD
Managing Partner, Rheumatology Associates of Long Island
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook
President, New York State Rheumatology Society
President, American Society of Clinical Rheumatologists
Melville, NY

Robert S. Jasak, JD
Vice President
Coverage & Payment Policy
Hart Health Strategies
Washington, DC


Robert Keenan MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Kristine Phillips, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Rheumatology
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Thomas Lloyd MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Michelle Petri, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Director, Lupus Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP
Head, Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases
Incumbent of Laura Schwartz-Kipp Research Chair in
Autoimmune Diseases
Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel-Hashomer, Israel

Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Autoimmune Skin Disease Program
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Fredrick Wigley, MD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Division of Rheumatology
Director, Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Yusuf Yazici, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Seligman Center for Advanced Therapeutics &
Behçet's Syndrome Center
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing’s planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

Credit

23.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

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Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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