Targeting Intracellular Signaling Molecules in the Pursuit of Disease Remission and Comorbid Management of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
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6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30303
Meeting Room: Capitol North
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
6:00 PM Eastern 5:00 PM Central 4:00 PM Mountain 3:00 PM Pacific
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Maria Greenwald, MD, FACR
MAVEN Rheumatology Consultant
Medical Director, Desert Medical Advances
Palm Desert, CA
Vivian Bykerk, BSc, MD, FRCPC
Hospital for Sepcial Surgery
Associate Professor of Medicine
Direcgtor, Inflammatory Arthritis Center of Excellence
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
I. A chronic inflammatory Disease-Rheumatoid arthritis
a. Biological pathways that result in pathology
II. JAK/STAT pathway inhibition—molecular and pharmacodynamics effects
a. Blockade of the JAK/STAT pathway
b. JAK inhibitors—profiling their specificity
III. Clinical trials review of approved JAK inhibitors—application in the patient care setting
a. Tofacitinib data review in moderate-to-severe RA
b. Baricitinib data review in moderate-to-severe RA
c. Up and coming agents
d. Comorbid considerations and selective JAK inhibition in RA
e. Monitoring for achievement of treatment agents
IV. Conclusion and Q&A
After completing the educational activity, learners should be better able to:
- Review the systemic pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis as driven by inflammatory effector pathways
- Discuss the clinical trials data for the efficacy and safety of JAK pathway inhibition in the treatment of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis
- Describe the disease-related comorbid changes, their associated risks and management in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists, internists, and allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
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Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the long-term treatment and management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
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