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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of APP’s involved in the care of patients with rheumatic disease.

Program Overview

RhAPP’s mission is to deliver comprehensive educational updates via a platform designed to allow for a rich interaction and exchange of ideas between APPs on the most clinically relevant topics in the treatment of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. In addition, RhAPP will provide programming and opportunities designed to support peer-to-peer networking, career development and advancement for existing APPs and clinical placement for APPs joining the rheumatology workforce.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the latest clinical guidelines and treatment recommendations for the management of rheumatic disease

  • Individualized treatment and dosing for patients with rheumatic disease by assessing the latest evidence-based benefits of the available treatments

  • Assess the risk factors associated with each treatment recommendation and carefully monitor patients for adverse events

  • Evaluate new treatment options for rheumatic disease and therapeutics development

  • Assess the risk-benefit for patients receiving new therapeutics for rheumatic disease


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and Rheumatology Advanced Practice Providers (RhAPP). MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nursing Credit

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses will be awarded contact hours upon successful completion of the activity.


Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 2.0 contact hours.


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. 

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This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and Rheumatology Advanced Practice Providers (RhAPP).

Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Biotech.

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Physician Assistant Credit

Medical Education Resources has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.  This activity is designated for 2.0 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits.  Physician Assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Pharmacy Credit

Medical Education Resources (MER) designates this continuing education activity for 2.0 contact hours (2.0 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Program Number – JA0003680-9999-22-008-L01-P).

This activity is certified as a Knowledge-based CPE.

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