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Expert Guidance on Tailoring Biologic Regimens for Individual Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expert Guidance on Tailoring Biologic Regimens for Individual Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis


Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

1 hour


August 1, 2017


August 1, 2018
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Enquiring Minds

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an independent educational grant from Genentech

Program Description

This dynamic case-based activity puts you in the driver’s seat as you tailor biologic regimens for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Make real-world decisions, customize treatment plans, and immediately implement expert guidance, all while addressing some of the most challenging clinical questions in rheumatoid arthritis.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Compare the mechanism of action of new and investigational biologic therapies for early and established rheumatoid arthritis
  • Assess and apply the latest clinical evidence and evidence-based recommendations when identifying individual patients with rheumatoid arthritis who may benefit from treatment with biologic therapy
  • Review patient and disease characteristics that may influence the integration of biologic agents into tailored treatment regimens for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.


Iris Y Navarro-Millán, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Dr. Navarro-Millán has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosures

The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN, and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, have nothing to disclose. The Enquiring Minds planner and manager, Emma Nichols, PhD, and medical writer, Kim Tran-Kerr, have nothing to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Physician Continuing Medical Education
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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Enquiring Minds. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 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.


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


In order to receive credit, participants must complete the program evaluation. Certificates will be distributed online at the conclusion of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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