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RhAPP Webinar Series:
Advances in the Management of Axial Spondyloarthritis (SpA)

AAPA, ACPE and ANCC Continuing Education Credit Available

RhAPP is pleased to host a series of ten (10) virtual webinars on the subject of Axial Spondyloarthritis (SpA).  Each virtual event will feature a prominent faculty presenter within this disease state and are designed to reach community NPs, PAs, and PharmDs interested in learning more about the advances in the management of this disease.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs; nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants) involved in the care of patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), a potentially disabling inflammatory arthritis of the spine encompassing ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA).

 

Program Overview

This meeting series aims to educate APPs (nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants) on how to identify, diagnose, and treat patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), a potentially disabling inflammatory arthritis of the spine encompassing ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA).

 

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify the widening criteria and evolving definition of axial spondyloarthritis and recognize that ankylosing spondylitis is a subset of this disease group

  • Facilitate an early and accurate diagnosis of AS and nr-axSpA through improved awareness of differential diagnostic best practices

  • Comprehend established, new and potential future therapies for AS and nr-axSpA

  • Integrate recently updated evidence-based guidance for the treatment of AS and
    nr-axSpA

  • Interpret results from recent clinical trials of new and investigational agents for the treatment of AS and nr-axSpA

Accreditation Statement

                                                  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 1.5 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 1.5 contact hours.

 

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 1.5 AAPA Category 1 CMR 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 1.5 contact

                                   hour(s) (0.15 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Program

                                   Number – JA0003680-9999-23-156-L01-P) 

 

                                   This activity is certified as a knowledge-based CPE.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies relevant financial relationships with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Reported relevant financial relationships are mitigated by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing learners with high-quality CE activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of an ineligible company.

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This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie and Novartis.

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

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