This activity is intended for Rheumatologists, Internists, Immunologists, Nephrologists, Laboratory Physicians who share the common goal of exchanging knowledge about autoimmune diseases.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Address individual needs in compliance with their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan.
- Discuss the clinical diagnosis and management of new autoimmune syndromes.
- Discuss the new therapeutic options in lupus nephritis.
- Describe novel therapeutic targets in rheumatic and autoimmune diseases.
- Evaluate the advances in scientific knowledge about the controversies in rheumatology and autoimmunity.
- Assess the most recent clinical research findings in diagnostic and treatment options for Rheumatoid Arthritis and SLE.
- Enhance the dialogue between community leaders, scientists, and policy leaders as a means of further developing individual expertise.
- Describe the controversies in the management of osteoporosis.
- Evaluate the need to change current practice.
- Share experiences with colleagues.
- Develop collaborations with new colleagues.
JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Kenes Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
PHYSICIAN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION AND REQUEST FOR CREDIT
- Go to CME University at: cmeuniversity.com and register or login
- Once logged in, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” at the top of the page
- Type in “15141” in the box, and hit enter
- Click on the activity title
- Complete the online evaluation and obtain your CME certificate to download and/or print for your files
Upon completion of the online Evaluation form, you will have immediate access to a CME certificate to print or save for your files. You can save your certificate by selecting the “Save” option on the print screen. If you have any questions regarding the CME certification for this activity, please contact the CME provider Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
PLANNERS AND MANAGERS
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The Kenes Group planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.