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.


Additional Program Information

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


2015 Annual Meeting Live Session Information

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015 12:30-2:00 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.

Claim MOC Points

  • Select the MOC checkbox to claim MOC points equal to the number of CME hours claimed.
  • MOC points are submitted to ABIM each day at 11:30 PM EST. After points are submitted, ABIM will not accept changes.
  • If you are submitting MOC points, check your ABIM Physician Portal 24 - 48 hours after submission to make sure your MOC points are reflected.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners 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

Release Date: November 2, 2015

Expiration Date: November 1, 2018


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:

  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 – None
Speaker: George Vance Lawry, MD – Book Publication7
Question Author: Samir Dalvi, MD - None