First Know Thyself: A Self-Assessment Program on Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Program Overview

This activity is interactive and fast-paced. It allows you to test your knowledge and practice through a series of questions, including case vignettes. Compare yourself to your peers and find out what the experts have to say about rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who specialize in rheumatology and internal medicine.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Delineate the role of TNF and IL-6 signaling pathways in the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the rationale for anti-cytokine therapy as a treatment approach
  • Integrate current standards for disease activity monitoring into informing appropriate management for patients with RA
  • Incorporate emerging clinical trial data regarding the safety and efficacy of novel IL-6 targeting agents for RA into treatment decisions
  • Select treatments for patients that improve patient outcomes based on an understanding of the differences between TNF cycling and switching

Activity Faculty

Peter C. Taylor, MA, BM, BCh, PhD, FRCP, FRCPE

Peter C. Taylor, MA, BM, BCh, PhD, FRCP, FRCPE

Norman Collisson Professor, Musculoskeletal Sciences
Oxford University
Director, Clinical Sciences
Botnar Research Centre
Oxford, England

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. 

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. 

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