My Take on Treating Axial Manifestations of Psoriatic Arthritis
  • CME

Axial manifestations are common in patients with PsA. How can we use the latest data on inhibition of IL-17A and IL-23 to better manage axial symptoms?
Vinod Chandran, MBBS, MD, DM, PhD
Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: January 11, 2021 Expiration: January 10, 2022

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Summarize the accumulating clinical study and real-world evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of IL-targeted biologics in patients with PsA who have had an inadequate response to conventional synthetic DMARDs


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Vinod Chandran, MBBS, MD, DM, PhD

Associate Professor
Consultant Rheumatologist
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
University of Toronto
University Health Network
Toronto, Canada

Vinod Chandran, MBBS, MD, DM, PhD, has disclosed that he has received funds for research support from AbbVie and Amgen and consulting fees from AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, and UCB.


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Scientific Director

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Director, Scientific Services
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Senior Clinical Editor

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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.

Target Audience

This program is intended for rheumatology specialists including physicians and other healthcare providers who care for patients with psoriasis.


The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge and competence of learners to integrate early use of novel (eg, IL inhibitor) biologic treatment strategies in the management of patients with moderate to severe active PsA.


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In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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Credit Designation

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.25 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from January 11, 2021, through January 10, 2022:

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4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 100% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

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