How to Improve Patient Adherence and Safety in RA:
Strategies to Monitor and Manage Adverse Events
Associated with Emerging JAK Inhibitors

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

New Horizons in the Treatment and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis is a 4-part series
that will provide attendees with the latest information in RA Management

This is Part III of the series focusing on How to Improve Patient Adherence and Safety in RA:
Strategies to Monitor and Manage Adverse Events Associated with Emerging JAK Inhibitors

This activity is an archive from the webinar held on February 23, 2017. If you participated
in the February 23 webinar, you are not eligible for credit from this activity.

This activity is valid from April 1, 2017 to April 30, 2019

Instructions for CME/CNE: Listen to the audio and view the slides, complete the post test, complete the evaluation form and hit submit. If you close your internet browser without completing the post test, you will have ONE more opportunity to complete. A score of 70% must be achieved on the post test to receive continuing education credits. If you do not pass the post test after two attempts, you will not be eligible to try again. Once you complete the evaluation form and score 70% or higher on your post test, you will automatically be given your certificate. To print or save your certificate, you will need to click on the “download” button and either print or save.
 

Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from
Lilly, USA LLC

Description:
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-lasting autoimmune disorder that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissues. Per the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), it is estimated that over 1.3 million people suffer from RA in the United States. Fortunately for patients with RA, a new class of treatments called janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors have become available recently. Some have been approved for use and some showing improved safety and efficacy have just completed late stage clinical trials and are awaiting regulatory review. Significant developments have taken place in the treatment paradigm with the emergence of JAK inhibitors in the past few years, which has created knowledge gaps for translating these developments into managed care and clinical decision making. This session will provide the mechanism of action, the role and differences of JAK inhibitors.

Upon Completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review adverse events associated with JAK inhibitors in the management of RA

  • Implement strategies for monitoring and managing those adverse events and tools and guidelines HCPs and patients can use to improve quality of life while taking JAK inhibitors

  • Discuss barriers to treatment in RA management as it pertains to JAK inhibitors and review how clinicians (rheumatologists, primary care physicians), managed care physicians and payers can overcome those challenges
     

Faculty: Jeffrey Curtis, MD, MS, MPH
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
William J. Koopman Endowed Professor in Rheumatology and Immunology
Director, UAB Arthritis Clinical Intervention Program
Co-Director, UAB Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTS)
Co-Director, UAB PharmacoEpidemiology and Economic Research (PEER) Group

Disclosure:

Dr. Curtis receives, through UAB, research funding from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the Rheumatology Research Foundation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CORRONA, Janssen, Lilly, Myriad, Pfizer, and UCB. Dr. Curtis also serves as a consultant to AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CORRONA, Janssen, Lilly, Myriad, Pfizer, and UCB. His presentation has been peer reviewed.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jacquelyn Smith, RN, BSN, MA, CMCN has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Katie Eads has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.

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Accreditation & Designation
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The National Association of Managed Care Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who complete this activity will receive up to 1 credit in continuing nursing education.

The American Board of Managed Care Nurses has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour towards CMCN recertification.

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from
Lilly, USA LLC

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