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Update on Psoriatic Arthritis - Perspectives From the
Dermatology-Rheumatology Experience

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Release Date: November 29, 2012
Estimated Time of Completion: 30 minutes

Description

The purpose of this activity is to provide an update on management strategies for patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and describe the benefit of collaboration between rheumatology and dermatology.

Learning Objectives

  1. Outline the cutaneous and musculoskeletal features of PsA.
  2. Describe available classification criteria and methodology to assist in making a diagnosis of PsA.
  3. Identify and manage comorbidities in patients with PsA.
  4. Describe the beneficial aspects of optimizing interdisciplinary exchanges in the care of the patient with PsA.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for rheumatologists, primary care physicians, and other clinicians who treat patients with rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), gout, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV).

Activity Director and Faculty

Activity Director

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
RJ Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Vice Chairman, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio


Faculty

M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Vice Chair of Rheumatology and Director
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Disclaimer

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 Inc.
BMS
Centocor
Genentech/Roche
Pfizer
Sanofi Aventis
Savient

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Consulting; Data Safety Monitoring Board
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The following faculty has indicated that she has no relationship which, in the context of her presentation, could be perceived as potential conflict of interest:

M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH

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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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