Best of AWIR Immunology Bootcamp

1.00 CME
$0 FEE
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Provider Statement: This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Support Statement: This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Lilly USA, LLC; and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Endorsed by .

Target Audience: The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.

Learning Objective: Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be better able to:

  • Assess immunological targets of available and emerging immune-based therapies.
  • Review the underlying principles of immunity and inflammation as they contribute to the immunopathology of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) such as rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Select treatment for patients with IMID based on the latest clinical evidence as well as patient characteristics and prognosis.

Activity Chair:
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, FACR
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
New York Langone Medical Center, Division of Rheumatology
Association of Women in Rheumatology
New York, NY

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Vice Chairman, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Jeffrey L. Kaine, MD
Sarasota Arthritis Research Center
Sarasota, FL

John R. P. Tesser, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Midwestern University College of Health Sciences
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, P.C.
Phoenix, AZ

Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, October 26, 2017 to October 25, 2018.

How to Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit:
To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest, view the presentations, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 2 of the 3 posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

The authors disclose that they do have significant financial interests in any products or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this activity, including research support.

Activity Chair and Faculty report the following relationship(s):
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, FACR
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Consulting Fee: Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline, Horizon, Janssen, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Janssen, UCB

Jeffrey L. Kaine, MD
Consulting Fee: Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Horizon, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Amgen, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Galapagos, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Nichi-Iko, Novartis, Regeneron, Roche, Samsung, Sandoz, UCB

John R. P. Tesser, MD
Consulting Fee: Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences/Mallinkrodt, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Biosciences, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Medac, Pfizer, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Ablynx, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Celgene, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Sandoz, Sun Pharma, UCB

Reviewer reports the following relationship:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationships:
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage:
The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement:
Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2017 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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