Strategies for Improving IMID Outcomes: The Potential of JAK Inhibitors

Strategies for Improving IMID Outcomes: The Potential of JAK Inhibitors

On-Demand Webcast
Faculty

Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, MPH, MBA
Director, Autoimmune Skin Disease Program
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
Intended Learners

This activity is designed for dermatologists, rheumatologists, gastroenterologists, immunologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with autoimmune diseases.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to

  • Describe the limitations of traditional IMID treatment options including DMARD therapy and biologics and the role of JAK inhibition to address treatment gaps
  • Evaluate the most current clinical data associated with existing and emerging JAK inhibitors in the treatment of IMIDs
  • Incorporate patient-centric approaches to IMID management strategies while also integrating JAK inhibitors into care plans
Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at www.naccme.com, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity (IAS 2021; April 8-10, 2021) are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring webcast.

Release date: May 14, 2021
Expiration date: May 14, 2022
Estimated time to complete: 0.75 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

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Accreditation

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CME

NACCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CNE

This continuing nursing education activity awards .75 contact hour.

CPE

This activity is approved for .75 contact hour (0.075 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN JA0006201-0000-21-125-H01-P ).

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

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FACULTY

The faculty has reported the following:

Ruth Ann Vleugels: Grant/Research Support - Pfizer, PI

Joseph C. English III has nothing to disclose in relation to this activity.

CLINICAL REVIEWER

Joseph C. English, III, MD
Professor of Dermatology
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Dermatology
Pittsburgh, PA

Nurse Planner:  Susie Seaman, NP, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic, San Diego, California

PLANNING COMMITTEE

NACCME planners and staff include Ms. Browne, Ms. Conforti, Ms. Duda, Ms. Hines, Ms. Johnson,  Mr. Robbin, Mr. Sellers, and Ms. Tong

No NACCME planner or staff has disclosed a relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

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Grant Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AbbVie, Inc.