80043661 - 14th Annual Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Rheumatic Diseases

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Date & Location
Friday, April 27, 2018 7:15 AM - Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:45 PM   Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD

Overview
Description
Now in its 14th year, this two-day symposium has been planned for the providers who care for patients with rheumatic disease. Given the wide variety of rheumatologic disorders, and an ever-increasing number of diagnostic procedures and treatment options, it is necessary to provide clinicians with information about strategies for the early diagnosis of these conditions, novel state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, and opportunities to utilize the most effective treatments to ensure optimal patient outcomes.

Who Should Attend
This activity is intended for rheumatologists, internists, gerontologists, orthopedic surgeons, nurses and other allied health professionals involved in the care of patients with rheumatic diseases.



Objectives
  1. Discuss updates in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. Identify new treatment options for patients with gout.
  3. Discuss new and emerging issues in the management of myositis.
  4. Identify major issues related to the management of vasculitis.
  5. Recognize the role of opioids in managing pain for the rheumatic disease population.
  6. Discuss treatment strategies in lupus nephritis.
  7. Discuss the microbiome and its role in auto-immune diseases.

Accreditation
Accreditation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 16.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for completing this program.
The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 16.75 contact hours for non-physicians.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.