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Axial Spondyloarthritis: Beyond TNF Inhibitor Therapy in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Axial Spondyloarthritis: Beyond TNF Inhibitor Therapy in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Format

Interactive Monograph

Time to Complete

30 minutes

Released

December 15, 2016

Expires

December 14, 2017
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by Boston University School of Medicine and Clinical Care Options, LLC

Commercial Supporter

Supported by educational grants from Genentech and Lilly USA, LLC.

Program Description

This interactive program provides you with resources for managing your patients with ankylosing spondylitis before, during, and beyond tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy. Topics include:

  • Selecting among biologics
  • How to assess response
  • Useful new and emerging approaches

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for physicians and other healthcare professionals involved in the medical management of patients with rheumatologic conditions.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Integrate clinical guidelines and clinical trial findings into patient treatment at the point of care to improve outcomes for patients with ankylosing spondylitis
  • Apply current guidelines for the use of biologic agents to optimize the care of patients with ankylosing spondylitis
  • Discuss the future directions of novel agents in development and approved agents in clinical trials for the management of ankylosing spondylitis

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities to disclose all relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve any apparent conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

Faculty

Mazen Elyan, MD, MS, FACR
Rheumatologist
Department of Rheumatology
Franciscan Physician Network
Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Elyan has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial interests.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Zachary Schwartz, MSc, ELS, Heather Stieglitz, PhD, and Alyce Kuklinski, NP, RN, have nothing to disclose with regard to commercial interests.

Credit

0.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

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 Boston University School of Medicine and Clinical Care Options, LLC. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclaimer

THESE MATERIALS AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES ARE INTENDED SOLELY FOR PURPOSES OF SUPPLEMENTING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. ANYONE USING THE MATERIALS ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND ALL RISK FOR THEIR APPROPRIATE USE. TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT WILL TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION IN THE MATERIALS BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate.

Note: Your online certificate will be saved and accessible on the Clinical Care Options website and will not be saved to your myCME CME History.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact cme@bu.edu.
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