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Specialty: , Rheumatology
Dates: From Dec, 14, 2013 to Dec, 14, 2013
Location: La jolla, USA
Type: Meeting
Registration Cost: From 15 to 25 USD
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Moores Cancer Center *

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The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 4.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

BRN: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report up to 4.25 hours of credit and list “CME Category 1” as the provider number).

Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms: 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency: This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources can be found on the UC San Diego CME website.

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Dear Colleague,

Rheumatologists have witnessed many exciting and important developments in the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to patients with rheumatologic disorders. For well over a decade, greater understanding of the immunologic basis of autoimmune disorders has resulted in the introduction of targeted biologic therapies in the clinic. Novel agents have revolutionized the care of patients with diverse rheumatologic disorders including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), gout, vasculitis, and others. Driven by the success of such therapeutic advances, there has been tremendous research and interest in developing additional therapies. Moreover, both newer as well as established therapies are being used in novel treatment paradigms that have the promise of achieving better clinical outcomes for our patients. Arguably even more notable than the progress in the therapeutic approach to rheumatic diseases has been the important developments related to diagnosis and stratification of patients. For example, committees from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) have published new classification criteria for RA as well as criteria for defining remission. In other areas – notably safety – new data remains an area of interest.

Because of rapid progress in the field, the latest developments are often highlighted at scientific congresses. In many cases, information from clinical trials is presented at meetings many months or even years ahead of its ultimate publication in journals. Scientific data appears in the media or on the Internet long before it is presented in medical journals! Because this important new information is relevant to the clinical care of patients, it is critical that the latest information be rapidly disseminated. Hence, there is great value in a careful and systematic review of the latest information, for example, data presented at rheumatology congresses; in particular, the annual meetings of the ACR and the EULAR. In order to accomplish this we have assembled an outstanding faculty of superlative lecturers who have extensive expertise in these areas.

Arthur Kavanaugh, MD


Philip J. Mease, MD
Seattle Rheumatology Associates
Seattle, Washington

Orrin M. Troum, MD, FACR
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Goldberg Auditorium, 2nd Floor
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Telephone: (866) 773-2703


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 Maureen Helinski Clarke , Continuing Medical Education , UC San Diego

Phone: 619-543-7602

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