Now in its eighth year, this 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.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
This activity is intended for rheumatologists, internists, gerontologists, orthopedic surgeons, nurses and other allied health professionals.
After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
- Review new guidelines in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases
- Discuss the use of biologic agents in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
- Appreciate new treatment options for patients with psoriatic arthritis
- Discuss new and emerging issues in the management of osteoporosis
- Identify major issues related to the management of vasculitis
- Appraise current management approaches and controversies in the diagnosis and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis
- Discuss treatment strategies in systemic lupus erythematosus
- Discuss basic immunology and its role in auto-immune diseases
- Review current treatment of the scleroderma patient
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 enduring material for a maximum of 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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
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