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ACR Recommendations for the Management of RA: 2021 Update

ACR Recommendations for the Management of Rheumatic Arthritis: 2021 Update
Developed by CESAS Medical, under the auspices of the University of Glasgow This activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants from AbbVie, Gilead/Galapagos, Pfizer and Lilly

Release date: 06 August 2021
Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour and 10 minutes
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EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After completing this activity, the learner will:
  • Be familiar with the updated ACR recommendations for the management of RA
  • Understand the rationale for changes in the ACR recommendations for the management of RA
  • Understand the evolving role of JAK inhibitors in the treatment paradigm
  • Be aware of differences between the EULAR and ACR recommendations for the management of RA

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
The updated ACR Recommendations for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis present the latest expert opinion on clinical treatment paradigms for optimal patient outcomes.

In this course, ACR Recommendations for Management of Rheumatic Arthritis: 2021 Update , experts highlight key revisions for the management of RA and discuss why changes were made from previous recommendations. Experts also review the differences between the EULAR and ACR recommendations for rheumatoid arthritis. The learner’s understanding of the information presented will be assessed following each of the course modules.

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.

Module Presenter Video Questions
Introduction
Professor Leonard Calabrese image
Professor Leonard Calabrese

Director & Professor of Medicine,
RJ Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA

Leonard Calabrese is a Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases and the Co-director of the Centre for Vasculitis Care and Research. He also serves as Director of the RJ Fasenmyer Centre for Clinical Immunology at the Cleveland Clinic. He also holds appointments in the Department of Infectious Diseases and the Wellness Institute.

He is a graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Completed his internal medicine training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, followed by a fellowship in rheumatic and immunologic disease. Professor Calabrese has received numerous awards, including honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and Alma College and the Leonard Tow Humanitarianism in Medicine award from the Arnold P Goldman MD Foundation.

He has particular interest in vascular inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, primary and secondary immunodeficiency states and the intersection of infections and autoimmunity. Over the course of his academic research career, Professor Calabrese has authored over 400 publications including book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Prof. Leonard Calabrese (Bio)
01:54
Background to ACR Recommendations
Professor Leonard Calabrese image
Professor Leonard Calabrese

Director & Professor of Medicine,
RJ Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA

Leonard Calabrese is a Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases and the Co-director of the Centre for Vasculitis Care and Research. He also serves as Director of the RJ Fasenmyer Centre for Clinical Immunology at the Cleveland Clinic. He also holds appointments in the Department of Infectious Diseases and the Wellness Institute.

He is a graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Completed his internal medicine training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, followed by a fellowship in rheumatic and immunologic disease. Professor Calabrese has received numerous awards, including honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and Alma College and the Leonard Tow Humanitarianism in Medicine award from the Arnold P Goldman MD Foundation.

He has particular interest in vascular inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, primary and secondary immunodeficiency states and the intersection of infections and autoimmunity. Over the course of his academic research career, Professor Calabrese has authored over 400 publications including book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Prof. Leonard Calabrese (Bio)
07:51 4
Updates to the ACR Recommendations for the Management of RA
Professor Stanley B. Cohen image
Professor Stanley B. Cohen

Clinical Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Co-Director of the Division of Rheumatology,
UT Southwestern Medical Center and Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas

Professor Stanley Cohen completed a degree in biology from the University of Virginia and received his Doctor of Medicine with honours, from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas, and a fellowship in Rheumatology at UT Southwestern/St. Paul University Hospital.

In 1994, Cohen was awarded the Medical Professional Award from the Arthritis Foundation, North Texas Chapter, of which he is also a lifetime board member. He is a past president of the American College of Rheumatology and was honoured in 2016 with the designation of Master by the American College of Rheumatology. He has co authored more than 400 medical publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatism, and Archives of Internal Medicine.

Professor Stanley B. Cohen (Bio)
11:28 5
EULAR and ACR Recommendations
Professor Rieke Alten image
Professor Rieke Alten

Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology,
Schlosspark-Klinik, University Medicine Berlin, Germany

Dr Rieke Alten is head of the department of internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology, Osteology at Schlosspark-Klinik at University Medicine Berlin, where she also serves as the director of the Rheumatology Research Centre. She is a member of the Global Alliance for Patient Access and OMERACT Steering Committee of the Flare in Rheumatoid Arthritis Group. Dr Alten has served as a board member on many occasions for; German Medical Association, the institute for approval of drugs for the German Ministry of Health, “Kaiser-Friedrich-Stiftung” for postgraduate education in Germany and board member of the German Society of Rheumatology.
Prof. Rieke Alten (Bio)
Professor Leonard Calabrese image
Professor Leonard Calabrese

Director & Professor of Medicine,
RJ Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA

Leonard Calabrese is a Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases and the Co-director of the Centre for Vasculitis Care and Research. He also serves as Director of the RJ Fasenmyer Centre for Clinical Immunology at the Cleveland Clinic. He also holds appointments in the Department of Infectious Diseases and the Wellness Institute.

He is a graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Completed his internal medicine training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, followed by a fellowship in rheumatic and immunologic disease. Professor Calabrese has received numerous awards, including honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and Alma College and the Leonard Tow Humanitarianism in Medicine award from the Arnold P Goldman MD Foundation.

He has particular interest in vascular inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, primary and secondary immunodeficiency states and the intersection of infections and autoimmunity. Over the course of his academic research career, Professor Calabrese has authored over 400 publications including book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Prof. Leonard Calabrese (Bio)
Professor Stanley B. Cohen image
Professor Stanley B. Cohen

Clinical Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Co-Director of the Division of Rheumatology,
UT Southwestern Medical Center and Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas

Professor Stanley Cohen completed a degree in biology from the University of Virginia and received his Doctor of Medicine with honours, from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas, and a fellowship in Rheumatology at UT Southwestern/St. Paul University Hospital.

In 1994, Cohen was awarded the Medical Professional Award from the Arthritis Foundation, North Texas Chapter, of which he is also a lifetime board member. He is a past president of the American College of Rheumatology and was honoured in 2016 with the designation of Master by the American College of Rheumatology. He has co authored more than 400 medical publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatism, and Archives of Internal Medicine.

Professor Stanley B. Cohen (Bio)
39:00 3

Date of preparation: 06/08/2021