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Axial Spondyloarthritis: What Do You Know?

  • Authors: Christopher T Ritchlin, MD, MPH; Paul Emery, MD, FRCP, FMedSci
  • CME Released: 12/6/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 12/6/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of rheumatologists, dermatologists, and primary care physicians.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to understand the burden of disease, treatment goals, and latest clinical data in axSpA.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Treatment goals in axSpA
    • Clinical data for interleukin (IL)-17 family inhibitors in axSpA


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  • Christopher T Ritchlin, MD, MPH

    Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology
    University of Rochester Medical Center
    Rochester, New York, United States


    Christopher T Ritchlin, MD, MPH, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: AbbVie; Bristol Myers Squibb; Janssen; Lilly; Novartis; Pfizer; Solarea; UCB Pharma, Inc.

  • Paul Emery, MD, FRCP, FMedSci

    Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
    University of Leeds
    Leeds, United Kingdom


    Paul Emery, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, has no relevant financial relationships.


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    Senior Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC


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  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

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Axial Spondyloarthritis: What Do You Know?

Authors: Christopher T Ritchlin, MD, MPH; Paul Emery, MD, FRCP, FMedSciFaculty and Disclosures

CME Released: 12/6/2022

Valid for credit through: 12/6/2023, 11:59 PM EST


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