Accreditation Information

Direct Accreditation:

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Objectives

1. Discuss approaches to and standards of rheumatic diseases diagnoses
2. Employ multidisciplinary management approaches for rheumatic diseases, including appropriate consideration of risk management and opioid education when appropriate
3. Apply the latest rheumatology management principles to one’s practice, including end-of-life care and palliative care options when appropriate

Target Audience

Rheumatologists

Faculty Disclosure

Faculty, Planning Committee and CME Administrator disclosure statement:

Jessica Barlow, Speaker, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Tracian James-Goulbourne, Speaker, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vagishwari Murugesan, Speaker, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Benjamin Persons, Speaker, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Eugene Kissin, Co-Course Director and Planning Committee, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Maureen Dubreuil, Co-Course Director and Planning Committee, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Tuhina Neogi, Course Director, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Sakina Flint, Program Manager, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty disclosure of off-label use:

Faculty members do not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

Faculty disclosure policy:

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals, and their spouses/partners, involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activities to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve all conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.