Unmasking Lupus: Revealing Tools and Strategies for Primary Care
With variable presentations and a chronic relapsing-remitting course of disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) poses unique challenges to clinicians. In this session, a primary care physician and rheumatologist will collaborate to unmask the disease known as the great imitator and provide you with tools for improving your SLE diagnosis and management. Through live patient-clinician interaction, the faculty will demonstrate how to communicate with patients suffering from SLE. At the end of this session, you will be able to assess patients with symptoms of lupus, diagnose SLE per published criteria, and partner efficiently with rheumatologists to treat and monitor your patients with this complex disease.
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty:
Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP
Advisory Board and Speaker's Bureau for AstraZeneca and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (endocrinology, anticoagulation). Consultant for AstraZeneca and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (endocrinology, anticoagulation).
Cianna Leatherwood, MD, MPH
No financial relationships disclosed.
Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development, editing, and review of the content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
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pmiCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
pmiCME is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.
This program has been approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.27 hour of pharmacology.
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