2021 Advances in Rheumatology: Implementing Best Practices into Clinical Care Enduring Material - December 2020 - June 2022

The four modules in this activity are designed to provide the participant with a better understanding regarding the most commonly used Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO), the composition of the different commonly used disease activity measures (DAM) including their strengths and weaknesses, and the value of Telemedicine for evaluating and treating Rheumatology patients.


Target Audience
Rheumatology Fellows, Rheumatologists and other healthcare providers involved in the clinical care of patients with rheumatic diseases

Designation Statement
 The University of Louisville Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Joint Provider 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 the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Med Mentors. The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.

This activity will have a total of four modules each offering 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Instructions 
This online CME activity has been developed by the University of Louisville School of Medicine Continuing Medical Office. This course consists of four modules each offering 0.5 credit hours; you will be asked to log into each one separately and, upon completion of the course material and post-test, claim your credit for that session.
During the course you will watch and listen to video presentations. You will have to register and create a user profile before you are able to view the videos and post-test material. Once the materials have been reviewed, you will take a brief post-activity quiz followed by course evaluations, after which you will be able to generate your CME/CE certificate.
If you exit the activity before completion please go back to your module at the bottom of this page CLICK HERE then login and Click Registration History to continue the activity.

Hardware & Software Requirements
High speed internet connection
Browser: Google Chrome is recommended

Course Director
Judy Seraphine

MedMentors, LLC
Founder, My Virtual Clinical Community of Practice
Mesa, AZ

Course Coordinator
Cindy Hoffman

MedMentors, LLC
Media, PA

Planning Committee Members
Martin Bergman, MD
Clinical Professor
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Judy Seraphine
MedMentors, LLC
Founder, My Virtual Clinical Community of Practice
Mesa, AZ

Cindy Hoffman
MedMentors, LLC
Media, PA

Participating Faculty
Martin Bergman, MD

Clinical Professor
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Alvin Wells, MD, PhD
Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center,
Franklin, WI
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University
Durham, NC

Sylvia Ross, MD    
Rheumatology and Internal Medicine Private Practice
Raleigh, NC

Disclosures
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, the Office of CME&PD, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities.  All Planners, faculty, reviewers, and other persons that affected the content of this CME activity were required to submit a financial disclosure form from which relevant conflicts of interest were determined.

Course Director and Coordinator
Judy Seraphine
and Cindy Hoffman have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests to disclose.

Planning Committee Members
Judy Seraphine
and Cindy Hoffman have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests to disclose.
Martin Bergman, MD
has received fees for speaking from Abbvie, Amgen, Gilead, GSK, Novartis, Regeneron, Sanofi; consulting fees from Abbvie, Amgen, Gilead, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, Scipher; and dividends for Stocks from J&J.

Participating Faculty
Martin Bergman, MD
has received fees for speaking from Abbvie, Amgen, Gilead, GSK, Novartis, Regeneron, Sanofi; consulting fees from Abbvie, Amgen, Gilead, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, Scipher; and dividends for Stocks from J&J.
Sylvia Ross, MD 
 has received fees for speaking from Lilly, Abbvie, Pfizer, Sanofi, Amgen; and non-CME service fees from Abbvie, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi, Janssen, Novartis, Scipher, Exagen, Gilead, and Amgen.
Alvin Wells, MD, PhD
has received fees for speaking from Abbvie, Amgen, BMS, GSK, Lilly, Pfizer, Novartis, and UCB.

Peer Reviewers
Kathy Vincent, MD
has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests to disclose.
Tracy Ander, DO
has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests to disclose.

The University of Louisville CME & PD Advisory Board and office staff have nothing to disclose with the following Board Member exceptions: Sathya Krishnasamy, MD -  Novo Nordisk (Grant Funding);  Ashlee Bergin, MD – Merck (Speaking);  Michael Sowell, MD – Amgen (Speaking), Impax (Grant Funding); Rainer Lenhardt, MD - CSL, Behring, Mallinckrodt and Merck (Speaking).

Original Release & Termination Dates
Medium or combination of media used: Online enduring material activity
Method of Physician Participation: Online video presentations
Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 0.5 hours per module
Course Originally Released On: 12/7/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/7/2020
Course Termination Date:12/31/2022

Special Services
If you need special accommodations due to a disability, or for an alternative form of course materials, please contact . Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.

Provider Contact Information
If you need technical support or have questions about the course, please e-mail us at cmepd@louisville.edu

Privacy Policy
The University of Louisville's Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development office respects your privacy. Personal information collected from participants of our medical educational activities will not, unless required by law, be shared with any third party. The primary reason we collect your personal information is for accountability and documentation of your continuing education activities in compliance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) regulations. We do not distribute unsolicited e-mails, nor, unless required by law, do we share the names of our subscribers with any third party.

Copyright
The University of Louisville has obtained permission to use the content in this educational activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support
This Internet Activity Enduring Material is Supported by educational grants from Gilead, Lilly, BMS, Crescendo, and Genzyme/Sanofi.

Course Learning Objectives
1. Identify the most commonly used Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) to assess treatment adherence, outcomes, and patient behavior change.
2. Identify which disease activity measures reliably distinguish between different levels of disease activity in RA.
3. Recognize telemedicine as a well-accepted way for remote delivery of consultation and treatment in Rheumatology.
4. Describe a multidisciplinary approach for the management of rheumatic diseases.

2021 Advances in Rheumatology Online Modules

  • Once you have finished viewing the material you can either close the presentation window or select the CME Tracker Publisher Portal window at the top of the screen to continue with your post-test, evaluation, and generation of your CME certificate.
  • If you are not able to complete a module in one sitting you will be able to re-access the material once you have registered for the course. If you exit the activity before completion please go back to your module at the bottom of this page CLICK HERE then login and Click Registration History to continue the activity.

Registration Fees

There is no fee to participate in this activity

Module 1: Measuring Disease Activity - Martin Jan Bergman, MD
 The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office 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.
To Begin Module 1  CLICK HERE

Module 2: 2021 Advances in Rheumatology Telerheumatology: Update Post-COVID - Alvin Wells, MD, PhD
 The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office 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.
To Begin Module 2  CLICK HERE