Addressing Disease Activity and Flares for an Individualized Approach to Managing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

Best Practices in the Treatment and Management of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Addressing Disease Activity and Flares for Improved Clinical and Economic Outcomes is a 3-part live webinar series that will provide attendees with the latest information in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

This is Part 1 of the series focusing on the management of flares

This activity is an archive from the webinar held July 12, 2018

This activity is valid from September 10, 2018 to September 30, 2019

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

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), also known simply as lupus, is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in many parts of the body. Symptoms vary between people and may be mild to severe. Common symptoms include painful and swollen joints, fever, chest pain, hair loss, mouth ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, feeling tired, and a red rash which is most commonly on the face. Often there are periods of illness, called flares, and periods of remission during which there are few symptoms. Diagnosis can be difficult and is based on a combination of symptoms and laboratory tests. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common form of lupus and affects approximately 70 percent of an estimated 5 million people with lupus worldwide. Approximately 170,000-200,000 Americans live with SLE. Fortunately, over the past decade several new agents have become available, or are on the horizon. These options have proven to reduce lupus disease activity, and developments have been made to make administration easier for improving patient adherence and quality of life. With these recent developments, it is imperative to provide medical directors, primary care physicians, rheumatologists, and others on the interprofessional management team with updated guidelines and strategies for optimizing patient adherence and quality of life, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

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

  • Discuss the impact of uncontrolled systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) activity on organ damage, mortality, and costs to the healthcare system

  • Assess disease activity and severity, considering the diverse immunopathology and variable expression of SLE in different patients

  • Identifying patients who may be nonadherent to current SLE therapies that focus on reducing flares and disease activity

  • Review the safety and efficacy data on current and emerging SLE treatment to control disease activity and prevent or minimize disease flares, drug toxicity, and organ damage in patients with SLE

Faculty: Daniel J. Wallace M.D., FACP, MACR
Associate Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program
Board of Governors, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
David Geffen School of Medicine Center at UCLA


Dr. Wallace serves on an advisory board for Amgen, Celgene, EMD Serono, Lilly, and Merck. He serves as a consultant for Amgen, Celgene, EMD Serono, Lilly, and Merck. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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