CME: Rheumatoid Arthritis: Counseling Women Who Are Trying to Conceive

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Counseling Women Who Are Trying to Conceive

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Counseling Women Who Are Trying to Conceive
Family planning concerns, patient communication, and the interprofessional team - learn about the many factors that affect RA treatment in women.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, affects women three times more frequently than men, often in their childbearing years. Not only does pregnancy affect their disease course, healthcare needs and treatment options, but it also complicates the family planning decisions they are making. This makes the need for better support systems all the more critical for these patients. 

    Dr. Matt Birnholz is joined by Dr. Robin Dore, Clinical Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Dore will provide tips on how she counsels her RA patients during their family planning journey.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Matt Birnholz, MD
    Medical Director
    Chicago, IL

    Matt Birnholz, MD has nothing to disclose.  

    Robin Dore, MD
    Clinical Professor of Medicine
    David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA

    Robin Dore, MD, has received grants/research support from Eli Lilly and Company and has served as a consultant for Amgen, Inc., Abbvie, Celgene, and Eli Lilly and Company. She has also received honoraria from Amgen, Inc., AbbVie, and Celgene.


    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Samantha Lare has nothing to disclose. 
    • Richard S. Pope, MPAS, PA-C has nothing to disclose.  
    • Ashley Pluta has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    The goal of this activity is to enable effective collaboration and communication between the members of the professional teams who care for patients with RA.  After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to: 

    • Counsel a woman who has RA regarding reproduction, pregnancy, natal and perinatal issues
    • Discuss the need for a support system and interprofessional team approach to attend to the specific healthcare need of women with pregnant women with RA  
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists who are involved in the management of patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). TOPEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider

    Prova Education designs educational activities based on evidence-based medicine, needs and gaps analyses, learner feedback, and more. Its mission is to serve as an innovative and relevant resource for clinical content and educational interventions across a broad spectrum of specialties.

  • Commercial Support

    No commercial support has been provided for this activity.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of TOPEC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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