LECTUREIBECCME

New Data and Hot Topics in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Highlights from EULAR 2016

Author(s)/Faculty: Leonard H. Calabrese, DO; Eamonn Molloy, MD, MS, FRCPI; Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, MACR, FACP, FCLM
Release Date: 10/17/2016Expiration Date: 10/16/2017
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 1
Content Type: LectureProvider: Vindico Medical Education
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive and painful systemic inflammatory disease that preferentially attacks the synovium of the joint leading to joint destruction, debility, and deformity. Increased understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of RA has made a remarkable difference in its treatment and prognosis. Numerous therapeutic agents with diverse targets and mechanisms have been added to the RA armamentarium, allowing for intervention at various stages in the pathogenic process of the disease. By understanding the underlying immunologic mechanisms driving RA progression, clinicians involved in the management of patients with RA will be better equipped to evaluate the clinical and pharmacologic safety, as well as efficacy profiles of current and emerging therapies. In this audio panel discussion, Drs. Calabrese, Gibofsky, and Molloy discuss the abstracts they found most compelling that were presented at the 2016 EULAR Congress.