ARC17: Comprehensive Overview of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 1:00 AM
Saturday, August 15, 2026, 11:55 PM
CME, Participation
Advanced Practice Nurses, Clinicians, Fellows in Training, Medical Students, Practice Administrators, Physical Therapists, Physician Assistants, Program Directors, Rheumatology Health Professionals
Advanced Rheumatology Course

Activity Overview

The Advanced Rheumatology Course is a comprehensive 19 module educational series, relevant to advanced practice providers and other professionals who need a deeper dive into rheumatology, with a strong focus on advanced information that will 1) help experienced practice providers function well in rheumatology and 2) foster inter-professional collaboration.  This online course is designed to provide advanced comprehensive education to help learners assess and manage patients with rheumatic disease, develop strategies to integrate NP/PAs into rheumatology practice and improve access to care for patients.

*A passing score of 70% or greater on the post-test is required to be eligible to claim CME credits. You can compare your post-test responses to evaluate increased knowledge.

Target Audience

The course was created for nurse practitioners and physician assistants; however, rheumatology fellows-in training, internal medicine residents, medical students, primary care providers and other providers new to rheumatology may also benefit.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following: 

  1. Identify symptoms and signs consistent with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. 
  2. Complete a comprehensive evaluation when juvenile idiopathic arthritis is suspected. 
  3. Design a patient-centered management plan for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.   
  4. Teach patients and their parents concerning juvenile idiopathic arthritis in a supportive and motivating manner.  

CME Information

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The ACR designates this enduring online activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Health Professionals

Participants may claim hours to receive a Certificate of Participation for an activity designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

By completing this activity, you provide the ACR permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board(s).

Faculty & Disclosures

ACR Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to ensure that Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the ACR requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ACR has implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity to identify and mitigate all relevant financial relationships for all individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity.

For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved through peer review and revisions to ensure independence, evidence based, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias.

Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the editorial team and audience any financial or other relationship(s) including, but not limited to:

  1. Stock, stock options or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan
  2. Research grants
  3. Employment (full or part-time)
  4. Ownership or partnership
  5. Consulting fees or other remuneration (payment)
  6. Non-remunerative positions of influence such as officer, board member, trustee or public spokesperson
  7. Receipt of royalties
  8. Speakers’ bureau
  9. Other

Betsy Roth-Wojcicki, RN, MS, CPNP-PC - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Editors and Reviewers:
Heather Benham, APRN, CPNP, DNP, RhMSUS – No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Anneke Smith - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Ben Smith, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA – No relevant financial relationships to disclose

*All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Online Activity Refund Policy

  • Requests for cancellations and refunds must be received in writing to within 24 hours of the online activity enrollment date.
  • Completed online activities are not eligible for a refund. 
  • Refunds will be subject to an administration fee per person and per activity: 15% for members; 30% for potential members.
  • Canceled online activities are nontransferable.