Classification of Axial Spondyloarthritis: Practice Points

The goal of this activity is to improve patients’ long-term outcomes by implementing classification and diagnostic criteria for early diagnosis of patients with axSpA, both with and without radiographic evidence of disease.

Developed in collaboration with Medscape, LLC. 

Medium: Video based clinical discussion

Commerical Support: This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AbbVie, Inc. 


Target Audience

This activity is intended for rheumatologists, orthopedists, and primary care physicians.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline the diagnostic and classification criteria for the early identification of individuals with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA);
  • Evaluate the role of imaging in monitoring and treating patients with axSpA.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Anisha B. Dua, MD

Assistant Professor, Fellowship Program Director, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.


Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD

Professor of Medicine, Weil Medical College of Cornell University; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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 0.25 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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