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Going the Distance in Spondyloarthritis: Case Challenges in Evidence-Based Care

  • Authors: Joseph Merola, MD, MMSc; Abhijeet Danve, MD, MHS, FACP; Philip Mease, MD, MACR
  • CME Released: 12/9/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 12/9/2023
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for rheumatologists and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with SpA globally, including the United States.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to select appropriate and individualized pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions for patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) with axial involvement.

Upon completion of this intervention, learners will have greater competence in:

  • Assessing disease activity in patients with SpA
  • Selecting pharmacologic therapy for patients with SpA
  • Incorporating nonpharmacologic strategies into treatment programs


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  • Joseph Merola, MD, MMSc

    Associate Professor
    Harvard Medical School
    Vice Chair of Clinical Trials and Innovation
    Director, Center for Skin and Related Musculoskeletal Diseases
    Director, Clinical Unit for Research Innovation and Trials
    Department of Dermatology and Department of Medicine
    Division of Rheumatology
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts


    Joseph Merola, MD, MMSc, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: AbbVie; Amgen; Biogen; Bristol Myers Squibb; Dermavant; Lilly; Incyte; Janssen; Leo Pharma; Novartis; Sanofi-Regeneron; Sun Pharma; UCB
    Research funding from: Biogen; IDEC; Incyte; Novartis; Pfizer; Sanofi-Regeneron

  • Abhijeet Danve, MD, MHS, FACP

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Director, Yale Spondyloarthritis Program
    Co-Chair, Quality and Safety Council, Rheumatology
    Yale School of Medicine
    New Haven, Connecticut


    Abhijeet Danve, MD, MHS, FACP, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: AbbVie; Amgen; Janssen; Novartis
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: AbbVie; Amgen
    Research funding from: Lilly; Novartis

  • Philip Mease, MD, MACR

    Clinical Professor
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Director, Division of Rheumatology Research
    Swedish Medical Center
    Providence St. Joseph Health
    Seattle, Washington


    Philip Mease, MD, MACR, has no relevant financial relationships.


  • Karen Badal, MD, MPH

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC 


    Karen Badal, MD, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships.  

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    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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Going the Distance in Spondyloarthritis: Case Challenges in Evidence-Based Care

Authors: Joseph Merola, MD, MMSc; Abhijeet Danve, MD, MHS, FACP; Philip Mease, MD, MACRFaculty and Disclosures

CME Released: 12/9/2022

Valid for credit through: 12/9/2023


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