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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Non-Biologic Therapy and Metrics

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Release Date: December 17, 2012
Estimated Time of Completion: 15 minutes

Description

The Rheumatology Highlights Report Series is designed for the busy clinician. It provides highlights from key scientific presentations and/or abstracts presented at the national rheumatology meeting. Clinical experts attending this meeting have selected the most significant data to report. Each activity is a 15-minute presentation. Enhancements include downloadable audio, slide sets, and list of related abstracts.

This report presents the most recently presented clinical data on use of non-biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review data on the use of metrics in the management of patients with RA.
  2. Discuss the use of non-biologic DMARDS in the management of patients with RA.

Target Audience

This activity is directed to rheumatologists, immunologists, clinical researchers, and allied health professionals, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Activity Director

Activity Director

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Vice Chairman, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases<
Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


Faculty

Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, FACP, FCLM
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Attending Rheumatologist
Hospital for Special Surgery and
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Disclosure

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or other health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this educational activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation or Peking Union Medical College Hospital be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this educational activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty has indicated that he may have a relationship which, in the context of his presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Leonard Calabrese, DO

Amgen
BMS
Centocor
Genentech/Roche
Pfizer
Sanofi Aventis
Savient

Consulting; Teaching and Speaking
Consulting
Consulting; Teaching and Speaking
Consulting; Teaching and Speaking
Consulting; Teaching and Speaking
Consulting; Data Safety Monitoring Board
Consulting

Allan Gibofsky, MD

Abbott Laboratories

Amgen

Ardea
Astra Zeneca
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
GlaxoSmithKline
Johnson & Johnson
Pfizer, Inc.

Roche Laboratories
Savient
Takeda
UCB

Ownership interest (stock, stock options); Consulting; Teaching and Speaking
Consulting; Teaching and Speaking; Membership on advisory committee or review panels
Consulting
Consulting
Ownership interest (stock, stock options)
Ownership interest (stock, stock options)
Ownership interest (stock, stock options)
Ownership interest (stock, stock options); Consulting; Teaching and Speaking
Consulting; Membership on advisory committee or review panels
Consulting; Membership on advisory committee or review panels
Consulting; Membership on advisory committee or review panels
Consulting; Teaching and Speaking; Membership on advisory committee or review panels


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This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and Digestive Disease Institute.

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