Online Course

eBytes: Osteoarthritis 3 - Management of Care for Patients


Expires Jan 17, 2020

Program Information

CME: 0.5

Increase your rheumatology knowledge through ARP Rheumatology eBytes intermediate learning level activities.

eBytes: Osteoarthritis 3 - Management of Care for Patients provides core education for best practices regarding the pathophysiology and diagnostic considerations for up-to-date treatment options in less than 30 minutes.  Use any mobile device or computer to listen at your convenience in between seeing patients or during your commute to work.

 Includes the following:

  • Pre assessment
  • Video presentation
  • Post assessment and activity evaluation
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with a passing score of 70% or higher

Target Audience
The target audience is physicians, fellows-in-training, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who care for those with rheumatic disease. Additionally, nurses, practice managers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and medical and health professional students involved in the care of patients with rheumatic disease will benefit.

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

  • Discuss appropriate management of care for patients with osteoarthritis.

Free for ACR/ARP members

Registration Fees

Free for ACR/ARP members. Not a member? Join today. ARP membership ranges from $30 - $140.

  • Member: $0
  • Non-Member: $50

CME and MOC Information

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

Designation Statement 
The American College of Rheumatology designates this enduring online activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Health Professionals 
Participants may claim hours to receive a Certificate of Participation for an 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.

Scientific Editor
Benjamin J. Smith, PA-C, DFAAPA, Principal Faculty, Academic Coordinator Teaching I, Florida State University College of Medicine, School of Physician Assistant Practice - American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Board, honorarium for Board service, American Academy of Physician Assistants Commission on Continuing Professional Development and Education, Chair, non-compensated, Conference speaker-AAPA, GAPA, AANP 9

Leigh F. Callahan, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Orthopedics, and Social Medicine, University of North Carolina Thurston Arthritis Research Center Department - NIH/NIAMS-Improving Disability in Knee Osteoarthritis by Targeting Neuromuscular Deficits, Weight Loss and Exercise for Communities with Arthritis in North Carolina, Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center-Mitigating the Public Health Impact of Osteoarthritis; PCORI Physical Activity vs. Internet Based Exercise Training for Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis; CDC/Arthritis Foundation, Osteoarthritis Action Alliance; NIH – Mortality in a sample of adults with arthritis; CDC/The Johnston County OA Project: Arthritis and Disability 2; Scimetrika, LLC Review Articles; Eli Lilly-Baricitinib Medical Advisory Board 5

CME Content Reviewers

  • Kimberly F. Kimpton, PT - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Atul A. Deodhar, MD, MRCP - Glaxo Smith Klein-OHSU/Belimumab in ANCA Associated Vasculitis; Amgen-OHSU/Broadalumab in Psoriatic Arthritis; Pfizer-OHSU/Tofacitinib in Ankylosing Spondylitis; Novartis-OHSU/Secukinumab in Psoriatic Arthritis & Ankylosing Spondylitis; Eli Lilly-OHSU/Ixekizumab in Psoriatic Arthritis 2; AbbVie, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, Sun Pharma, UCB, Advisory Boards; Spartan, Chair 9

Corporate Support

Educational grant support for Rheumatology eBytes provided by Lilly USA, LLC, Celgene Corporation, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

Contact Info / Inquiries
404-633-3777, ext. 305

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