Clinical Pearls in Pediatric Rheumatology for the Primary Care Physician

March 12, 2022
The goal of this activity is to provide participants with enhanced training in musculoskeletal evaluation skills, improved knowledge of lab testing in the diagnosis of rheumatologic diseases, and strong evidence-based guidance regarding the primary care of children and adolescents with chronic rheumatologic conditions.
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Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the treatment of rheumatological conditions in pediatric patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Name two features of joint pain in children that are warning signs for juvenile arthritis;
  • State when an antinuclear antibodies test is and is not useful in evaluation of children with possible rheumatologic disease;
  • Describe the "4 Ms" approach to counseling pediatric patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain;
  • Recall how to perform a comprehensive joint exam, evaluating for swelling and decreased range of motion;
  • Identify appropriate vaccination recommendations for pediatric patients on immunosuppressive medications.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Brooke Hernandez
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.25 Participation
Event starts: 
03/12/2022 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
03/12/2022 - 12:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
9 AM introduction
9:10 AM Joint pain - when is it JIA? Dr. McDonald
9:45 Q&A Dr. McDonald
9:50 AM Labs in Pediatric Rheumatology Dr. Edens
10:25 AM Q&A for Dr. Edens
10:30 AM Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Children- an Overview Dr. Tesher
11:05 Q&A for Dr. Tesher
11:10 AM Joint Exam Dr. Wagner-Weiner
11:45 Q and A for Dr. Wagner-Weiner
11:50 AM Primary Care for Rheumatology Patients Carolyn Zic
12:25  PM Questions for Carolyn
12:30 PM adjourn/extra time for additional Q&A if desired
Agenda subject to change.
Chicago, IL
United States
Learn more about pediatric rheumatology at the University of Chicago via their website!
Contact Brooke Hernandez via e-mail.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Catherine Paez via email at

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Melissa Tesher, MD
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  Chief, Section of Pediatric Rheumatology
  Cuoghi Edens, MD
  Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

  Joseph McDonald, MD
  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD
  Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  Carolyn Zic, MSN
  Advanced Practice Nurse

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Physician Credit
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.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
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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