Use of Professional Judgment
The CARE Program, including all educational links is intended to be used as a tool to assess the rheumatology base medical knowledge of the learner. The information presented relates to basic principles of diagnosis and therapy, and is meant in no way to substitute for an individual patient assessment based upon the healthcare provider’s examination of the patient and consideration of laboratory data and other factors unique to the patient.
Drugs and Doses
When prescribing medications, the health professional is advised to check the prescribing information accompanying each drug to verify conditions of use and to identify any changes in drug dosage schedule or contraindications.
ACR Disclosure Statement
The ACR is an independent, professional organization that does not endorse specific procedures or products of any pharmaceutical/biotech concern. The CARE: MOC Sessions 2015 Program has been independently planned by the Self-Assessment Program Development Group under the Continuous Professional Development Committee, and the ACR Committee on Education.
CARE: MOC Sessions 2015 Development Faculty Disclosures
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Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience any financial or other relationship(s) including, but not limited to:
- Stock, stock options or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan
- Research grants
- Employment (full or part-time)
- Ownership or partnership
- Consulting fees or other remuneration (payment)
- Non-remunerative positions of influence such as officer, board member, trustee or public spokesperson
- Receipt of royalties
- Speakers' bureau
The faculty reported the following disclosures:
Moderator: Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS – None
Speaker: George Vance Lawry, MD – Book Publication7
Question Author: Samir Dalvi, MD - None