Now in its ninth year, this two-day symposium has been planned for the providers of care to patients with rheumatic diseases. Given the wide variety of rheumatologic disorders, and an ever-increasing number of diagnostic procedures and treatment options, it is necessary to provide clinicians with information about strategies for the early diagnosis of these conditions, novel state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, and opportunities to utilize the most effective treatments to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This activity is intended for rheumatologists, internists, gerontologists, orthopedic surgeons, nurses and other allied health professionals.
After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
- Discuss treatment strategies in systemic lupus erythematosus
- Review uses and techniques of imaging, MRI and ultrasound for rheumatic diseases
- Discuss the use of biologic agents in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis both current and emerging
- Discuss current treatment in the management of osteoarthritis
- Identify major issues related to fibromyalgia
- Appraise current management approaches and controversies in the diagnosis and treatment of spondyloarthropathies
- Identify classification criteria for Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Review current issues in the care of the pediatric patient with rheumatic disease
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Policy on Speaker and PROVIDER Disclosure
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity handout materials.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Four Seasons Hotel
200 International Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE: April 20, 2013
Methods of Payment: Payment by check or credit card must accompany the registration form prior to the activity. On-site payments by credit card only. Foreign payments must be by credit card or with a U.S. Dollar World Money Order. The registration fee includes instructional materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunches.
Received By: March 26, 2013 Received After : March 26, 2013
Physicians …………….$ 450…………………………$500
Residents*/Fellows*/Allied Health Professionals…………………$275…………………………..$300
*with verification of status
You will receive a confirmation by e-mail if you have provided your e-mail address. Otherwise confirmation will be sent by mail. If you have not received it by April 20, 2013, call (410) 502-9636 to confirm that you are registered. A certificate of attendance will be sent by June 10, 2013 to the e-mail address you provide on the registration form.
The Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the University will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for travel expenses. Additionally, we reserve the right to change the venue to a comparable venue. Under such circumstances registrants will be notified as soon as possible.
LATE FEE AND REFUND POLICY
A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after 5:00 p.m. EST on April 20, 2013. A handling fee of $50 will be deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by fax or mail by April 20, 2013. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins conference in lieu of cancellation is not possible.
A complimentary wine and cheese reception for registrants and faculty will be held on April 26, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. Please indicate your attendance on the registration form.
Hotel and Travel Information
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
200 International Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
HOTEL RESERVATION CUT-OFF DATE: March 26, 2013
A limited number of hotel rooms have been blocked for the conference. Call the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore directly at (410) 576-5800 to make your reservation for the Johns Hopkins Rheumatic Disease group to receive the special rate of $219 single or double occupancy, plus tax per night. Overnight and daily valet parking is available for an additional fee. Self-parking is available for an additional fee.
Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.
A form will be available to attendees to evaluate each session and each speaker’s presentation, as well as to identify future educational needs.
A survey will be sent to all physician attendees within three months post activity to assist us in determining what impact this activity had on the attendee’s practice.
On April 26-27, 2013 direct emergency calls to (410) 576-5800 and ask that a message be sent to the Johns Hopkins registration desk. Messages will be posted for participants.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Please notify us if you have any special needs.
TO REGISTER or FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Register Online (credit card and eCheck) www.HopkinsCME.edu
Register by Phone (credit card only) (410) 502-9636
Register by Fax (866) 510-7088
Confirmation/Certificates (410) 502-9636
General Information (410) 955-2959
E-mail the Office of CME firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sponsoring Department Website: www.hopkinsrheumatology.org
For general information, the direct link for this CME activity web page is: http://www.hopkinscme.edu/CourseDetail.aspx/80029902
Applications for commercial support from health care related industries are pending. A complete list of contributors will be provided in the syllabus.