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Review common comorbidities in patients with axial spondyloarthritis.
Atul Deodhar, MD
Program Director
M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP
Marina N. Magrey, MD
Physicians: maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: July 30, 2020 Expiration: July 29, 2021

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the evaluation of patients who may have axSpA including clinical presentation, laboratory studies, and appropriate imaging studies to improve early diagnosis
  • Review the ASAS classification criteria for axSpA
  • Discuss extra-articular manifestations and QoL concerns seen in patients with axSpA
  • Apply the guideline recommendations for the management of axSpA
  • Describe agents in late-stage development for axSpA

Information on this Educational Activity

All faculty, staff and reviewers involved in the planning, review or presentation of continuing education activities provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy are required to disclose to the audience any relevant commercial financial affiliations related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. Full disclosure of all commercial relationships must be made in writing to the audience prior to the activity. All additional planning committee members, staff and reviewers of Clinical Care Options, LLC and Purdue University College of Pharmacy have no relationships to disclose,

Program Director

Atul Deodhar, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director
, Rheumatology Clinics
Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon
Atul Deodhar, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from and has served on advisory boards for AbbVie, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Galapagos, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, and UCB and has received funds for research support from AbbVie, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, and UCB.


M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Advisor
Lankenau Medical Associates
Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Marina N. Magrey, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Director, Rheumatology Fellowship
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Marina N. Magrey, MD, has disclosed that she has received consulting fees from and has served on advisory boards for Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, and UCB and has received funds for research support from AbbVie and UCB.


Zachary Schwartz, MSc

Scientific Director

Zachary Schwartz, MSc, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Kiran D. Mir-Hudgeons, PhD

Manager, Editorial Operations

Kiran D. Mir-Hudgeons, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Pranali Pathare, PhD

Editorial Contributor

Pranali Pathare, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Anne Roc, PhD
Director, Scientific Services
Anne Roc, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.

Purdue University requires all faculty to disclose any planned discussion of an investigational and/or off-label use of a pharmaceutical product or device within their presentation. Participants should note that the use of products outside FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for approved indications.

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for rheumatologists, primary care physicians, and other clinicians managing patients with axSpA.


The goal of this activity is to increase the knowledge and competence in diagnosing and managing axSpA (including differentiating nr-axSpA and AS and applying current guidelines based on new and emerging therapies) among rheumatology and primary care clinicians.

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 the Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Clinical Care Options, LLC. Purdue University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Purdue University 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.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

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 July 30, 2020, through July 29, 2021:

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.

Related Content

Free editable slides from CCO: best practice for diagnosis and treatment of axial spondyloarthritis. With Drs. Susan Burke, Atul Deodhar, Marina N. Magrey

Atul Deodhar, MD
Program Director
M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP Marina N. Magrey, MD
Released: July 30, 2020
Provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy
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Accreditation: Dawn Sinclair, Purdue University sinclaid@purdue.edu
Certificates/Credits: Heather Holley, Purdue University hholley@purdue.edu

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by
AbbVie Inc.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

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