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CME

The Balancing Act: A Clinical Conversation on Treating ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

  • Authors: John H. Stone, MD, MPH; Ulrich Specks, MD
  • CME Released: 12/27/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 12/27/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for rheumatologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, and other healthcare providers (HCPs) who provide care to patients with AAV.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to interpret and apply recent clinical data on AAV therapies and management to their own clinical practice after completing this activity.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Clinical data on new treatments for AAV
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Selecting induction therapy to achieve remission in patients with AAV
    • Assessing risk of glucocorticoid toxicity in patients with AAV
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Reduce the risk of glucocorticoid toxicity


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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships.


Moderator

  • John H. Stone, MD, MPH

    Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    The Edward A. Fox Chair in Medicine
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Disclosures

    John H Stone, MD, MPH, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Bristol Myers Squibb; ChemoCentryx, Inc.; Horizon; Sanofi
    Research funding from: Bristol Myers Squibb; Horizon; Sanofi

Faculty

  • Ulrich Specks, MD

    Connor Group Foundation Professor of Medicine
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences
    Rochester, Minnesota

    Disclosures

    Ulrich Specks, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; ChemoCentryx, Inc.
    Research funding from: AstraZeneca; Bristol Myers Squibb; Genentech; GlaxoSmithKline
    Owns stock (publicly traded) in: AbbVie; Johnson and Johnson; Pfizer

Editor

  • Karen Badal, MD, MPH

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

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

Compliance Reviewer

  • Lisa Simani, APRN, MS, ACNP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Lisa Simani, APRN, MS, ACNP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

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


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CME

The Balancing Act: A Clinical Conversation on Treating ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

Authors: John H. Stone, MD, MPH; Ulrich Specks, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME Released: 12/27/2022

Valid for credit through: 12/27/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to interpret and apply recent clinical data on AAV therapies and management to their own clinical practice after completing this activity.

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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