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This course is no longer active as of 2005-11-30

Course: The Biologic Revolution in Rheumatoid Arthritis 

Specialty: Rheumatology Format: Text 
Course #: 1824  Price: FREE  
Release date: 2003-12-01  Valid through: 2005-11-30  
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Target Audience:
This activity is designed for the rheumatologist and internist.
This CME activity is sponsored by AHC Media, formerly Thomson American Health Consultants, Atlanta, GA.
Accreditation Statement:
AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation:
AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • The Biologic Revolution in Rheumatoid Arthritis - Dr. Joan M. Bathon
  • The Biologic Revolution in Rheumatoid Arthritis - Steven B. Abramson, MD
  • Understand how advances in therapeutics have altered treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Analyze the scientific evidence surrounding the use of TNF antagonists in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis patients
  • Discuss the implications of the use of TNF antagonists in avoiding adverse events
  • Understand the role early treatment with DMARDs plays in disease progression
Financial Disclosure:
In order to reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, we disclose that Dr. Emery discloses that he is a clinical investigator and consultant for Schering Plough/Centocor, Wyeth-Ayerst, Amgen, Aventis, and Abbott. Dr. Keystone discloses that he is a consultant for Schering, Wyeth-Ayerst, has received research grants from Centocor, and is on the speakers' bureau for Immunex. Dr. Fox discloses that he receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Abramson discloses that he has received grant support from the National Institute for National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the Arthritis Foundation. He has received speaker's honoraria or consulting fees from Pfizer, Amgen, Novartis, and Pharmacia. Dr. Bathon discloses that she receives funding for clinical grants from Immunex, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Searle, and Bayer. She holds financial interests in Merck.
This course is no longer available to take.


Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from
Abbott Immunology