A Signs and Symptoms Team Education Program on Treating Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis and Related Disorders
Thursday, September 1, 2022, 10:00 AM
Sunday, August 31, 2025, 11:55 PM
CME, MOC, Participation
Advanced Practice Nurses, Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants

Activity Information

Through this guided activity with case study, the Mending Through Movement: A Signs and Symptoms Team Education Program on Treating Osteoarthritis (OA STEP) improves knowledge of the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and management of early-stage osteoarthritis (OA). The course provides information on:

  • Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Symptoms and Signs
  • Diagnosis
  • Radiology
  • Treatment and Self-Management
  • Resources

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:

  • Assess the symptoms and signs of joint pain
  • Select the appropriate workup to diagnose osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Choose appropriate non-pharmacologic measures, pharmacologic treatment and pain management

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 live activity for a maximum of 0.50 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 0.50 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.

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 any financial or other relationship(s) with a ineligible company 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.



  • Kristine Lohr, MD, MS - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Priyanka Iyer, MD, MPH - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Sunghye Kim, MD – ARKG-ETF9

Content Reviewers

  • Ivanshi Gondalia, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Kevin Hackshaw, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Meredith Ventura, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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