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EULAR 2019: Review of the Updated EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Psoriatic Arthritis

Developed by CESAS Medical, under the auspices of the University of Glasgow This activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants from AbbVie, and Gilead/Galapagos

Release date: 21 May 2020
Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour
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EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After completing this activity, the learner will:
  • Be familiar with the updated recommendations in psoriatic arthritis
  • Be able to identify where the JAK inhibitors are recommended for use now
  • Understand the rationale for changes and the evolving role of JAK inhibitors in the treatment paradigm

TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity is designed for qualified rheumatologists of all levels of seniority and other healthcare professionals involved in treating patients with inflammatory disease.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
With the ever-evolving treatment landscape of rheumatology, EULAR 2019 recommendations make updates to the management of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). A faculty of international experts presents the recommendations, with the support of new evidence on therapeutic agents, providing an updated consensus on the management of PsA with respect to efficacy and safety with the best possible patient outcomes.

In this activity Review of the Updated EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Psoriatic Arthritis, three members of the EULAR recommendations committee reviewed the key revisions, the rationale for change and the clinical basis for these updates. Whilst also delivering a detail discussion of where JAK inhibitors are recommended for use. The learner’s understanding of the information presented will be assessed following the main course module.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
Participants must 1) read the activity information; 2) study the educational activity; 3) successfully complete the post-module assessments with a score of 80% or better; 4) and complete the evaluation form.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
CESAS Medical requires faculty, presenters, planners, managers, writers, and any other individuals who are in a position to influence the content of this activity to disclose any real and/or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly reviewed and resolved according to CESAS Medical policy.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The e-learning activity, Review of the Updated EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Psoriatic Arthritis, organised by CESAS Medical, under the auspices of the University of Glasgow, is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The e-learning activity, Review of the Updated EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Psoriatic Arthritis, organised by CESAS Medical, under the auspices of the University of Glasgow, is awarded 1 European CME credits (ECMECs).

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited. Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.
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Introduction
Professor Iain B. McInnes image
Professor Iain B. McInnes

President of EULAR, Muirhead Professor of Medicine, Director of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation,
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Professor McInnes is a Muirhead Professor of Medicine and is the current President of EULAR. He is the Director of the Institute of Infection, immunity and Inflammation at the University of Glasgow. He also serves as Director of the ARUK Centre of Excellence for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Professor Iain McInnes studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and graduated with honours in 1989 before training in internal medicine and rheumatology. He completed his membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1992 and became a fellow (FRCP) in 2003. He completed his PhD and post-doctoral studies via fellowships from the Wellcome Trust, the Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC, UK) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty Fellowship Programme in both Glasgow and Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Professor McInnes’ research interests include understanding the role of cytokines in inflammatory synovitis. He leads a trials unit specialising in the use of biologic agents in early clinical trials in inflammatory arthritis. Professor McInnes has published widely in the areas of immunobiology and rheumatology, and he is Associate Editor of the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases and a member of the executive Editorial Board of the European Journal of Immunology. He gave the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) Droitwich Lecture in 2012, and the Gerald Weissmann Lecture in Rheumatology in New York in 2013. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2008, and in 2012 was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

He received the Sir James Black Prize Medal, a prestigious award in medicine in 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the field of immunology. In 2019, Professor McInnes was awarded a CBE for services to Medicine.

Prof. Iain B. McInnes (Bio)
02:39
EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Psoriatic Arthritis
Professor Iain B. McInnes image
Professor Iain B. McInnes

President of EULAR, Muirhead Professor of Medicine, Director of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation,
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Professor McInnes is a Muirhead Professor of Medicine and is the current President of EULAR. He is the Director of the Institute of Infection, immunity and Inflammation at the University of Glasgow. He also serves as Director of the ARUK Centre of Excellence for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Professor Iain McInnes studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and graduated with honours in 1989 before training in internal medicine and rheumatology. He completed his membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1992 and became a fellow (FRCP) in 2003. He completed his PhD and post-doctoral studies via fellowships from the Wellcome Trust, the Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC, UK) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty Fellowship Programme in both Glasgow and Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Professor McInnes’ research interests include understanding the role of cytokines in inflammatory synovitis. He leads a trials unit specialising in the use of biologic agents in early clinical trials in inflammatory arthritis. Professor McInnes has published widely in the areas of immunobiology and rheumatology, and he is Associate Editor of the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases and a member of the executive Editorial Board of the European Journal of Immunology. He gave the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) Droitwich Lecture in 2012, and the Gerald Weissmann Lecture in Rheumatology in New York in 2013. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2008, and in 2012 was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

He received the Sir James Black Prize Medal, a prestigious award in medicine in 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the field of immunology. In 2019, Professor McInnes was awarded a CBE for services to Medicine.

Prof. Iain B. McInnes (Bio)
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Professor Laure Gossec

Professor of Rheumatology,
Sorbonne Université and Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France

Laure Gossec, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Rheumatology in Sorbonne Université and Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France. Professor Gossec earned her medical degree and her specialty training in rheumatology at Paris Descartes University and earned her PhD in clinical epidemiology from Montpellier University, Montpellier, France. Laure Gossec has a half-time clinical position where she mainly sees patients with inflammatory arthritis, and a half-time teaching and research position. In her teaching role, she has set up in her university a 20-hour module for medical students on patient–physician relationship and shared decision-making. In her research time, Professor Gossec’s interest is clinical research, in particular outcomes research and epidemiological research, with a focus on outcome measures for clinical trials and clinical practice, prediction of outcome and targeted treatments, in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthritis. Professor Gossec is particularly interested in the patient’s perspective and patient-centered research and has successfully lead Europe-wide projects to develop scores to assess the impact of RA then PsA, under the aegis of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).

In 2019, Professor Gossec was the lead investigator of an international study on outcomes in PsA (the Remission and Flares in PsA study), she led a EULAR taskforce on Big Data in rheumatology and coordinated with Professor Smolen (Austria) an update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of PsA.

Professor Gossec is Past-Chair of the Epidemiology standing committee of EULAR and is a founding member and past Chairperson of the Emerging EULAR Network (EMEUNET).

Professor Gossec has authored more than 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in journals such as Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis & Rheumatology, Rheumatology and Arthritis Research and Therapy.

Prof. Laure Gossec (Bio)
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Professor Josef Smolen

Professor of Internal Medicine & Chairman, Department of Rheumatology ,
Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Professor Josef Smolen is a Professor of Internal Medicine, Head of Department of Medicine III, and the chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at the Medical University of Vienna. He has also served as a past President of EULAR from 2003-2005, as President of the Austrian Society of Rheumatology from 2005-2007 and 2007-2009. He became fellow of the Royal Society of Physicians in 2008 and Honorary Doctor of the University of Lund in 2010. Professor Smolen is one of the most cited rheumatologists in the world.

He received his MD degree from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, and trained there in immunology and medicine before serving as a research fellow at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Professor Smolen’s main research activities include clinical trials and outcomes research, in additional to laboratory-based research in the fields of experimental arthritis, autoimmunity, in vivo imaging, proinflammatory cytokines, and cellular immunology. He is an editorial board member of several professional journals, textbooks and handbooks in the field of rheumatology.

Prof. Josef Smolen (Bio)
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Professor Iain B. McInnes image
Professor Iain B. McInnes

President of EULAR, Muirhead Professor of Medicine, Director of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation,
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Professor McInnes is a Muirhead Professor of Medicine and is the current President of EULAR. He is the Director of the Institute of Infection, immunity and Inflammation at the University of Glasgow. He also serves as Director of the ARUK Centre of Excellence for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Professor Iain McInnes studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and graduated with honours in 1989 before training in internal medicine and rheumatology. He completed his membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1992 and became a fellow (FRCP) in 2003. He completed his PhD and post-doctoral studies via fellowships from the Wellcome Trust, the Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC, UK) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty Fellowship Programme in both Glasgow and Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Professor McInnes’ research interests include understanding the role of cytokines in inflammatory synovitis. He leads a trials unit specialising in the use of biologic agents in early clinical trials in inflammatory arthritis. Professor McInnes has published widely in the areas of immunobiology and rheumatology, and he is Associate Editor of the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases and a member of the executive Editorial Board of the European Journal of Immunology. He gave the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) Droitwich Lecture in 2012, and the Gerald Weissmann Lecture in Rheumatology in New York in 2013. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2008, and in 2012 was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

He received the Sir James Black Prize Medal, a prestigious award in medicine in 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the field of immunology. In 2019, Professor McInnes was awarded a CBE for services to Medicine.

Prof. Iain B. McInnes (Bio)
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Date of preparation: 21 May 2020