RhAPP Webinar Series:
Advances in the Management of Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA)
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 (axSpA). 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.
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).
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).
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
Interpret results from recent clinical trials of new and investigational agents for the treatment of AS and nr-axSpA
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
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.
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.