2015 CARE: MOC Session 1 - Nonarticular and Regional Musculoskeletal Disorders



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Program Information

Assess your rheumatology medical knowledge and enhance your patient care! This program combines 12 question pre and post-assessments with participation in a live session at the 2015 Annual Meeting or in the review of the posted session slides/materials.


With CARE: MOC Sessions 2015 – Session 1 - Nonarticular and Regional Musculoskeletal Disorders you receive:

  • Pre and post assessment consisting of 12 case-based, multiple-choice questions with in-depth answer rationales
  • Access to educational materials prepared by the session speakers
  • 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 4 ABIM MOC points with a passing score of 70% or higher

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participantss should be able to:

  • Evaluate disease presentation of NRMDs through meticulous consideration of prior history and physical examination
  • Recognize contributing demographic factors in disease such as age, gender, ethnicity in various NRMDs
  • Identify key clinical and imaging features that of  NRMDs that “mimic” other conditions


Additional Program Information

2015 Annual Meeting Live Session

Date: November 8, 2015 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Moscone Center South – Esplanade, 304

Moderator: Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS

Speaker: Geordie Lawry, MD

Dr. George V. (Geordie) Lawry received his medical training at Johns Hopkins, residency training at Mass General and Stanford and rheumatology training at UCLA/Wadsworth VA and then entered private practice at the Menlo Medical Clinic in Northern California from 1981 to 1993.  A growing hunger to teach and mentor led him to the University of Iowa, as one of their first full-time Clinician Educators from 1993 to 2009.  16 Iowa Winters prompted Lawry and his family to return to their native California 6 years ago, when he was named chief of the Division of Rheumatology at UC Irvine. His research interests center around education, curriculum development and teaching effectiveness, with a particular focus on musculoskeletal physical examination skills.


Each stage must be completed in sequential order:

Stage A. Complete the 12 question pre-assessment

Stage B.  Attest you will complete the educational intervention

Intervention options are:

  • Attending the live session on Sunday, November 8 from 12:30-2:00 pm in Moscone Center South – Esplanade, 304


  • Reviewing the session materials posted in this module

Stage C. Complete the 12 question post-assessment with a minimum score of 70%

  • Compare your Stage A and Stage C results
  • Submit Activity Evaluation for CME
  • ACR will submit your results to the ABIM for your MOC points to reflect on your ABIM MOC Profile

Registration Fees

  • Members/Nonmembers - $30

CME and MOC Information

Accreditation Statement
The American College of Rheumatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The ACR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activities.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 4 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.

How to Claim MOC Points

  1. Login to My Educational Activities.
  2. Select the MOC checkbox to claim MOC points equal to the number of CME hours claimed. (note: MOC points are submitted to ABIM each day at 11:30 PM EST. After points are submitted, ABIM will not accept changes).
  3. Check the ABIM Physician Portal 24 - 48 hours after submission to make sure your MOC points are reflected.

Faculty and Disclosures

ACR Disclosure Statement
The ACR is an independent, professional organization that does not endorse specific procedures or products of any pharmaceutical/biotech concern. Educational activities provided by the ACR must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interest(s). For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved through peer review and revisions to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias.

Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the editorial team and audience any financial or other relationship(s) including, but not limited to:

  1. Stock, stock options or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan
  2. Research grants
  3. Employment (full or part-time)
  4. Ownership or partnership
  5. Consulting fees or other remuneration (payment)
  6. Non-remunerative positions of influence such as officer, board member, trustee or public spokesperson
  7. Receipt of royalties
  8. Speakers' bureau
  9. Other

The faculty reported the following disclosures.

  • Moderator: Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Speaker: George Vance Lawry, MD – Book Publication7
  • Question Author: Samir Dalvi, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose