Assessing Psoriatic Arthritis Severity, Setting Goals, and Monitoring Progress

Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. All estimated 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis,and an estimated 30% to 40% of individuals with psoriasis also develop PsA. Symptoms of PsA include fatigue, pain and inflammation in joints, and potentially progressive joint damage. Despite the availability of a variety of treatment options, many patients with PsA continue to experience suboptimal outcomes. This activity will examine assessment of PsA severity, establishing treatment goals, and monitoring.
Program Developer/Facilitator: MCM Education.
Medium: Online Presentation
Commerical Support: Supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Celgene Corporation; and Janssen Biotech, Inc.,administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.


Target Audience

Rheumatologists, dermatologists, and other clinicians who treat patients with PsA.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity,the participant should be able to:

  • Diagnose patients with PsA and assess individual disease prognosis;
  • Recognize minimal disease activity;
  • Set treatment goals for individual patients with PsA and monitor ongoing progress toward achieving treatment goals.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  James J. Curran, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  Department of Rheumatology
  The University of Chicago School of Medicine
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 the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and MCM Education. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.  For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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