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What Every Primary Care Clinician Should Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Type: Session
Therapeutic: Rheumatology
Friday May 11
10:15am to 11:15am
Location: Lecture Hall 2
Credits: 1 Mainpro+

  • Description

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects 1% of the general population, and its prevalence is increasing. New therapies and therapeutic strategies have improved RA outcomes dramatically. We will review the following topics:  What happens with lack of disease control?  How do we measure the disease?  Why early aggressive therapy?  What therapy?  What is new?  What is coming?  GP/FP role in RA

    Learning Objectives
    • Recognize the critical importance of early referral in RA.
    • Understand the effects of co-morbidities in your RA patients.
    • Understand improved outcomes with biologic and targeted therapies and a treat-to-target approach.

  • Speakers