CME Information

CME Released: December 2015
Valid for Credit Through: December 31, 2016
Media: Internet
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

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

  • Identify the current state of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) benchmarks in comparison to the goals defined in Healthy People 2020
  • Describe the pathophysiology of RA, including the immunology and inflammatory pathways of the disease
  • Review the current and emerging treatments for RA
  • Apply new information on the pathophysiology of RA in making treatment decisions for patients with the disease
  • Discuss disparities between patient-reported outcomes and clinician reports and assessments
  • Employ strategies for improving the identification of and improvement in patient adherence to RA treatment

Target Audience
The target learning audience for this project is rheumatologists and other healthcare providers who manage patients with RA.

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 National Jewish Health and Catamount Medical Education. National Jewish Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
National Jewish Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Support
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

Requirements for Successful Completion
In order to receive credit, participants must complete the pre-test, view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test with a passing score of ≥ 70%, and evaluation form.

Faculty and Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Policy
In accordance with ACCME requirements, National Jewish Health has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Barbara Goldstein, MD, MMSc
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
National Jewish Health

Dr. Barbara Goldstein has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Jennifer Stichman, MD, FACR
Assistant Professor
General Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
Denver Health Medical Center
University of Colorado School of Medicine 

Dr. Jennifer Stichman has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Planners and Independent Reviewers
Susan Denner, MD, MS
Medical Writer
Catamount Medical Education

Dr. Denner has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Jennifer Green
Chief Learning Officer
Catamount Medical Education

Ms. Green has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

William Hofferth
Project Manager
Catamount Medical Education

Mr. Hofferth has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Esther Langmack, MD, FCCP, CHCP
Medical Director, Office of Professional Education
National Jewish Health

Dr. Langmack has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

CME Disclaimer
National Jewish Health (“NJH”) and its officers, Board of Directors, faculty, employees, representatives, and other agents (collectively, “NJH Parties”) shall not be responsible in any capacity for, and do not warrant any content whatsoever, in any NJH publication or other product (in any medium), or the use or reliance on any such content, and expressly disclaim any and all liability for such content. All such responsibility for content and use of product solely rests with the authors or the advertisers, as the case may be.

By way of example, without limiting the foregoing, this disclaimer of liability applies to the accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, quality, appearance, ideas, or products, as the case may be, of or resulting from, any statements, references, articles, positions, claimed diagnosis, claimed possible treatments, services, or advertising, express or implied, contained in any NJH live meeting, publication, online course or other product.

Furthermore, the content should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall any of the NJH Parties be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result from any of the foregoing, regardless of legal theory and whether or not claimant was advised of the possibility of such damages.

Hardware/Software Requirements
To access these activities, users will need:

A computer with an Internet connection.
Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox 8 or higher, Safari 6 or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser.
Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video playback.
Adobe Acrobat Reader.

For optimum results we recommend a device that has a display capability of 1024 x 768 or better. Mobile devices are not recommended for this activity.

Contact Information
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Catamount Medical Education: 860-661-4157 or info@catmeded.com. For accreditation questions, please contact the Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health: 303-398-1000 or proed@njhealth.org.

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