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


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