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What's New in Axial Spondyloarthritis?

  • Authors: Atul Deodhar, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 12/17/2020
  • Valid for credit through: 12/17/2021, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for rheumatologists and other clinicians who manage patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), including orthopedists, orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and chiropractors. 

The goal of this activity is to update clinicians on the latest clinical data for managing and treating patients with axSpA.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Clinical classification of radiographic and nonradiographic axSpA
    • Clinical trial data of biologic therapies for axSpA
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Select evidence-based treatment for patients with active axSpA


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  • Atul Deodhar, MD

    Professor of Medicine
    Medical Director
    Rheumatology Clinics
    Immunology Infusion Center
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland, Oregon


    Disclosure: Atul Deodhar, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: AbbVie; Amgen; Boehringer Ingelheim; Bristol Myers Squibb; Celgene; Galapagos; Gilead; Janssen; Lilly; Novartis; Pfizer; UCB Pharma
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Janssen; Novartis; Pfizer; UCB Pharma
    Received grants for clinical research from: AbbVie; Boehringer Ingelheim; Galapagos; Gilead; Lilly; Novartis; Pfizer; UCB Pharma


  • Karen Badal, MD, MPH

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Karen Badal, MD, MPH, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Owns stock, stock options or bonds from: Kallyope, Inc.

CME Reviewer

  • Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CHCP, CPHQ, CNE

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CHCP,  CPHQ, CNE, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.

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This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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What's New in Axial Spondyloarthritis?

Authors: Atul Deodhar, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 12/17/2020

Valid for credit through: 12/17/2021, 11:59 PM EST


Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is to update clinicians on the latest clinical data on managing and treating patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA).

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.

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