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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Management in a New Decade: Treat to Target, But Don’t Stop There

Author(s)/Faculty: Daniel J. Wallace, MD, FACP, MACR; Leonard H. Calabrese, DO; Richard A. Furie, MD
Release Date: 12/8/2020Expiration Date: 12/7/2021
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0
Content Type: VideoProvider:
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that affects both children and adults, with women of childbearing age being at greatest risk. Individuals diagnosed with SLE can have widespread inflammation and tissue damage affecting multiple organ systems, including the skin, joints, kidneys, and brain. Ongoing education is essential for providing evidence-based care for this complex disease. In this educational program featuring clinical case examples, experts provide an overview of SLE immunopathology and offer guidance on assessment of disease activity, visceral organ involvement, and steroid toxicity. Faculty will review optimal management approaches per treatment guidelines, present recent clinical data, and highlight therapeutic advancements. Strategies for utilizing effective communication and shared decision-making to improve therapy adherence and patient satisfaction also will be discussed.