Axial Spondyloarthritis. Differentiating Radiographic (Ankylosing Spondylitis) from Non-Radiographic Disease and Management Options: Should We Be Treating Axial Spondyloarthritis Earlier?


Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, and Aging Research
Director for the Center for Musculoskeletal Health
University of California at Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA

Credits: 0.5

Release Date: April 14, 2020

Expiration Date: April 14, 2021

*This program has expired. CME credit is no longer available.

Target Audience:This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists, physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners involved in the care of patients with psoriatic disease.

Learning Objectives: After the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the widening criteria and evolving definition of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and axial spondyloarthritis (SpA)
  • Understand the classification of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis
  • Comprehend established and new therapies for AS and axial spondyloarthritis
  • STATEMENT OF SUPPORT: This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Amgen, Crescendo Bioscience, Inc., Janssen Biotech, Inc., Sandoz Inc., a Novartis Division, Sanofi

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    Purdue University College of Pharmacy designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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    This program has been approved for 0.5 contact hours.

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    Consultant: Mallinckrodt
    Speakers Bureau: Amgen
    Advisory Board Membership: Samumed, Amgen