Rheumatology Essentials for the Primary Care Provider
The intended audience for this conference includes primary care physicians and specialists in OB/GYN, orthopaedics and sports medicine. Residents, fellows, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses, and other physicians with an educational need or interest in this topic may also attend.
3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsâ„¢
3.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicineâ€™s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
Overall Learner Objectives:
â€¢ Review updated classification criteria for the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
â€¢ Review the laboratory markers available to assist in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and the available new advances in targeted therapies.
â€¢ Understand the criteria for systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), different subtypes, and the role of associated laboratory tests.
â€¢ Become familiar with the associated Raynaudâ€™s complications and available immunosuppressive treatments for systemic sclerosis.
â€¢ Summarize the recent guidelines for the use of long-term bisphosphonate therapy in patients with osteoporosis.
â€¢ Understand the risks and benefits, the risk assessment algorithm, and the available evidence-based literature that exists for managing long-term bisphosphonate use.