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.
The faculty 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:
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Clinical Director of Rheumatology
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
The Center for Rheumatology
Albany, New York
Department of Rheumatology
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Brigham & Women's Hospital Arthritis Center
Director, Scientific Services
The planners and managers 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:
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
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.
This program is intended for rheumatologists, registered nurses, physician assistants, occupational therapists, pharmacists, social workers, and all other healthcare professionals involved in the care of adult patients with RA.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Clinical Care Options. LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-18-261-H01-P)
Type of Activity: Application
For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 65% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 weeks.
This program has been made available online.
Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from June 29, 2018, through June 28, 2019:
1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.
You must receive a test score of at least 65% 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.
Stanley B. Cohen, MD, answers questions about the ACR 2020 Pharmacologic Recommendations for the management of RA.
From ACR/ARP 2020: expert-authored commentary on tapering RA therapy, as reported by Clinical Care Options (CCO)
Safety: Frequently asked questions from the CCO Webinar series, “ A Closer Look at Evolving Treatment Strategies for Rheumatoid Arthritis”
From ACR/ARP 2020: expert-authored commentary on evaluating RA and the utility of telemedicine, as reported by Clinical Care Options (CCO)