Online Course

Rheum4Science Module 6 - Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis


Expires Nov 1, 2023

Program Information

Rheumatologists need a solid understanding of the immune system to understand the pathology of rheumatic diseases and drug mechanisms of action. The creation of Rheum4Science grew out of the conviction that the teaching of science is declining in rheumatology. Rheum4Science teaches the underlying biology and clinical research methodology necessary for the knowledgeable practice of rheumatology. This basic and clinical science curriculum is a series of online case-based modules that can be used by trainees or practitioners working independently or with a faculty mentor.

Target Audience
This module is targeted to rheumatology fellows in training, medical students, residents, practicing rheumatologists, and other rheumatology health care providers interested in strengthening their understanding of basic scientific principles and clinical research methodology relevant to the field of rheumatology.

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

  • Identify the immune components of preclinical rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Identify the immune components of preclinical rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Describe how preclinical RA becomes clinical disease
  • Recognize problems with the model
  • Discuss implications for treatment of RA

Registration Fees

Registration is complimentary

System Requirements

The ACR recommends that participants access and navigate the Rheum4Science modules in Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. See full System Requirements.

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