Dialogue with the Experts: Diagnosing, Assessing, and Managing Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease

Inflammatory rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and ankylosing spondylitis (AS), have a significant negative impact on patients’ physical functioning and quality of life. This activity will examine early recognition and guideline-driven treatment for these conditions.
Educational Partner: MCM Education

Medium: Video Roundtable

Commerical Support: This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie and Novartis.

Target Audience

Rheumatologists and other clinicians who manage patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe specific clinical, laboratory, and imaging findings that can differentiate RA, PsA, and AS from each other and other similar conditions;
  • Characterize RA, PsA, and AS in terms of disease severity and course;
  • Review the most current evidence for a T2T approach for patients with RA, PsA, and AS;
  • Discuss recent updates in RA, PsA, and AS treatment guidelines;
  • Outline newly approved and investigational agents for RA, PsA, and AS that are likely to be incorporated into future standards of care for these conditions.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
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Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  Anisha Dua, MD, MPH
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Department of Rheumatology
  Fellowship Program Director
  Director of the Vasculitis Center
  University of Chicago
      Chicago, IL
Disclosure Declarations

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Accreditation Statement
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 Statament
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other health care 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 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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