Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Signs and Symptoms Team Education Program
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Monday, December 18, 2023, 1:00 AM
Thursday, December 17, 2026, 11:55 PM
Advanced Practice Nurses, Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants

Activity Information

This activity allows primary care providers to increase their competence on the signs, symptoms, therapies, and management of rheumatoid arthritis, leading to increased early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, including internal medicine and family medicine practitioners, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Generate awareness and knowledge of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in medically underserved areas
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of RA
  • Recognize how to initiate care and to make an appropriate referral

Registration Fees

Registration is complimentary.

CME and MOC Information

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation Statement

The ACR designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activities.

MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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


Faculty and 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 accme.org.

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.

Nature of Financial Relationships

Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies including, but not limited to:

  1. Advisor or review panel member
  2. Consultant
  3. Employee
  4. Officer or Board Member
  5. Grant/research support
  6. Speaker/honoraria includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness
  7. Independent contractor
  8. Ownership Interest
  9. Royalties
  10. Intellectual property/patents
  11. Stock options or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan
  12. Other financial or material support

None: Has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.


Content Reviewers Planning Committee/Content Reviewers Disclosure

  • Kelly Weselman, MD (Scientific Editor, Planner) – AbbVie11, BMS11, Gilead11, Johnson & Johnson11, Proctor and Gamble11
  • Bruce Rothschild, MD (Associate Scientific Editor, Planner) – None
  • Jennifer Barton, MD (Planner) – None
  • Carole Dodge, CHT, OT (Planner) – None
  • Maha Mohamad, MD (Planner) – None
  • Linda A. Russell, MD (Planner) – None
  • Charlie Gillihan, MD (Reviewer) – None
  • Noelle Rolle, MD (Reviewer) – None
  • Jeffrey Tharp, MD (Reviewer) – None

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