Online Course

Lupus Series: Special Topics in Lupus


Expires July 20, 2020

Program Information

CME: 1.0

Special Topics in Lupus is part of the Lupus series on recognizing, diagnosing, and treating lupus in a culturally competent manner and in conjunction with a rheumatologist.

Target Audience

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

  • Utilize basic treatment paradigms for lupus nephritis
  • Distinguish between proliferative and membranous lupus nephritis
  • Recognize classic dermatologic manifestations of lupus
  • Identify important considerations for lupus in pediatric populations, including chronic steroid exposure, bone health, medication dosing, and transition to adult care

Registration Fees

Registration is complimentary.

CME and MOC Information

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

Designation Statement
The ACR designates this online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.


  • S. Sam Lim, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology Clinical Director, Division of Rheumatology, Emory University - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Elizabeth Ferucci, MD, MPH, FACP, Rheumatologist, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Karen Law, MD, Program Director, J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program;  Associate Vice Chair of Education, Department of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine Emory University - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Jason Cobb, MD, Nephrology, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University - American Society of Nephrology 2, MedImmune 2
  • Katina Tsagaris, MD, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Mark Wener, MD, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine; Service Chief, University of Washington Medical Center Clinical Laboratories; Director, Immunology Division, Laboratory Medicine; Attending Physician, Rheumatology, University of Washington - BioRad 2, INOVA Diagnostics 2, UpToDate 7, Medical Training Software 7, MedImmune 5, Celgene 5, University of Washington Medical Center Clinical Laboratories 3
  • Shonta Chambers, MPH, Executive Vice President of Health Equity Initiatives and Programs Patient Advocate Foundation - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Content Reviewers

  • Ben Smith, PA, McIntosh Clinic - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Amanda Sammut, MD, Columbia University, Harlem Hospital Department of Medicine - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Kori Dewing, DNP, ARNP, Virginia Mason Medical Center - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Irene Blanco, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Acknowledgement of Support

The production of this activity was supported by Grant Number 1 CPIMP151086-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (HHS, OMH) in partnership with the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) and Office of the Surgeon General (OSG). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the HHS, OMH. No commercial support was obtained.

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