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ABIM MOC Activity ID

9/12/2017 - Medical Grand Rounds: Rheumatology Year in Review





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Recognize the potential role of MRI and ultrasound of predicting synovitis in different phases of pre-clinical rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Recognize the outcome of some of the high impact randomized clinical trials in the field of Rheumatology, published in 2016 ,and their potential impact on the field.
  • Identify the recently-approved Biosimilars to manage Rheumatoid arthritis and how biosimilars may impact prescription practices and drive cost-saving.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Klareskog L et al. Lancet (2009)
  2. Mankia K et al. Arthritis Rheumatol (2016)
  3. Sparks JA et al. Arthritis Rheumatol (2016)
  4. Nam JL, et al. Ann Rheum Dis (2016)
  5. Van Steenbergen HW et al. Ann Rheum Dis (2016)

Ghaith Noaiseh, MD — Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, UPMC
Dr. Noaiseh receives grant/research salary support from HGS, BMS, Medimmune, Astra Zeneca, Ablynx and Pfizer.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.