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.
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:
- 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
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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.
Other Reciprocity Credits
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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