Provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Philip J. Mease, MD, clinical professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington, and director of the Rheumatology Clinical Research Division at Swedish Medical Center, provides his perspectives on key posters presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting on the treatment of patients with psoriatic arthritis.
Rheumatologists, dermatologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Summarize the latest research developments in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis
Incorporate evidence-based research into clinical practice
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Philip J. Mease, MD Seattle Rheumatology Associates Swedish Medical Center University of Washington Seattle, Washington
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Victoria Anderson (medical writer), has no significant relationship to disclose. Eugene Cullen, MD, (peer reviewer), has no significant relationship to disclose.
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