Intended Audience  
This activity was developed for rheumatologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, and other health care providers who manage patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Learning Objectives  
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Summarize the latest research developments in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Incorporate evidence-based research into clinical practice

Alvin F. Wells, MD, PhD
Visiting Foreign Professor; Karolinska Institute; Stockholm, Sweden
Director, Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center; Franklin, Wisconsin
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Assistant Clinical Professor, Marquette University; Milwaukee, WI

Accreditation and Certification
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All faculty and planners participating in sponsored programs are expected to identify and reference off-label product use and disclose any relationship with those supporting the activity or any others with products or services available within the scope of the topic being discussed in the educational presentation.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE/CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE/CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences policy, the following disclosures have been made:

Alvin F. Wells, MD, PhD    
Speakers Bureau    AbbVie, Amgen, BMS, Celgene, Genentech    

The faculty for this activity has disclosed that there will be no discussion about the use of products for non-FDA approved applications.

The following have no significant relationship to disclose.
Josh Paul (medical writer)

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
Charles Willis, Director of Continuing Education, consults for Pfizer, Inc; John Bayliss, VP, Business Development, partner is an employee of Amgen, Inc; all other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient's unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.

The estimated time to complete the activity is 1.5 hours.

This activity was originally released on March 2015 and is eligible for credit through March 2016.

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

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