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Rheumatology – Decision-Making for Optimal Clinical and Cost Outcomes

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A product of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy's (NASP) Center for Specialty Pharmacy Education (CSPE) 

 
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NOTE: If you attended the live CE activity titled "Rheumatology – Decision-Making for Optimal Clinical and Cost Outcomes" that was held on September 27, 2016 during the NASP Annual Meeting & Expo in Washington, DC AND received CE credit (i.e. a pharmacist CE statement with ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-16-188-L04-P), you are ineligible to also receive CE credit for this home-study activity.

Activity Description

This is a featured CE activity on the Center for Specialty Pharmacy Education (CSPE) website. CSPE is the educational hub of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). This activity was originally presented during the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Fourth Annual Meeting & Expo held in Washington, DC. Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment and therapeutic choices are discussed in this activity, as well as optimal clinical outcomes, cost considerations, and best practices in educating patients.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity is pharmacists. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Outline strategies to incorporate current evidence-based guidelines on the use of biologics in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  • Describe optimal clinical outcomes and cost considerations in making therapeutic choices for patients with RA.
  • Discuss best practices in the education of patients with RA so they may be able to participate in making treatment decisions regarding their care.

Faculty

Kellye Gibbs, PharmD
Clinical Specialty Pharmacist
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Disclosure

It is the policy of ProCE, Inc. to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants any significant financial interest or affiliation with companies that manufacture or market products discussed during their presentation. Kellye Gibbs does not have any relevant commercial or financial relationships to disclose.

The opinions expressed in this activity should not be construed as those of the CE provider. The information and views are those of the faculty through clinical practice and knowledge of the professional literature. Portions of this activity may include the use of drugs for unlabeled indications. Use of drugs outside of labeling should be considered experimental and participants are advised to consult prescribing information and professional literature.

CE Accreditation

Release Date: 12-01-2016
Expiration Date: 12-01-2017

Pharmacists

This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and NASP. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-16-345-H04-P has been assigned to this knowledge-based home-study CE activity (initial release date 12-01-16). This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Completion of the evaluation and the post-test with a score of 70% or higher are required to receive CE credit. No partial credit will be given.

Funding

No external support has been received for this activity.

 

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, Inc. or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.