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Duke Perspectives From the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting
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Duke Perspectives From the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting


This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke Health.

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Released:
12/12/2019
Expires:
12/11/2020

Maximum Credits:

0.5
By clicking "Continue," you confirm that you have reviewed the CME information.

PDF Publication PDF Publication
By clicking "Continue," you confirm that you have reviewed the CME information.
Released:
12/12/2019

Expires:
12/11/2020

Maximum Credits:
0.5
PDF Publication PDF Publication
By clicking "Continue," you confirm that you have reviewed the CME information.

Released:
12/12/2019
Expires:
12/11/2020


Maximum Credits:
0.5


Overview: This publication summarizes relevant abstracts and findings that were presented at the 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals Annual Meeting held November 8 to 13 in Atlanta, GA. Megan Clowse, MD, and Teresa Tarrant, MD, associate professors of medicine at Duke, provide expert insight on presented studies.

CME Information:

Faculty
Megan Clowse, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Division of Rheumatology and Immunology 
Duke University School of Medicine 
Durham, NC

Teresa Tarrant, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Division of Rheumatology and Immunology 
Duke University School of Medicine 
Durham, NC 

Activity Planners
Erin Mooney, MS
Clinical Content Manager
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD

Lisa R. Rinehart, MS, ELS
Director, Editorial Services
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD

Samantha Gordon
CME Specialist
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD

Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
Med-IQ
East Lansing, MI 

Writer
Katherine Kahn
Holyoke, MA
 
Learning Objective
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss pertinent new studies presented at ACR/ARP and consider ways to apply this information to clinical practice

Target Audience
This activity is intended for rheumatologists. 
 
Statement of Need
Almost 50 presentations were shared by faculty members, residents, and fellows from the Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Rheumatology at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting held November 8 to 13 in Atlanta, GA. Herein, we summarize information from select presentations and provide expert insight from Megan Clowse, MD, and Teresa Tarrant, MD, associate professors of medicine at Duke in the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, with the goal of helping local and community rheumatologists stay abreast of current laboratory and clinical research taking place at Duke Rheumatology. 

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This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke Health.

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Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Medium/Method of Participation
This CME activity consists of a 0.5-credit online publication. To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly. 

Initial Release Date: December 12, 2019
Expiration Date: December 11, 2020
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 30 minutes 

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Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation. 
 
Megan Clowse, MD 
Consulting fees/advisory boards: UCB, Inc.

Teresa Tarrant, MD 
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Thermo Fisher Scientific 

The writer, peer reviewers, and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

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