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Highlights from the American College of Rheumatology 2021 Annual Conference, Part 2

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Tune into this podcast to hear Dr Robin Dore discuss key information from ACR Convergence 2021, including the use of COVID-19 vaccination in immunosuppressed adults with autoimmune diseases; the cardiovascular risk of hydroxychloroquine in rheumatoid arthritis; whether the boxed warning for romosozumab helps prevent inappropriate use in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and a history of myocardial infarction or stroke; how the incidence of cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis compares with that of patients with diabetes; and evaluating the risk of mortality in patients with suboptimally treated gout.

Physician Assistants: maximum of 0.25 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits Registered Nurses: 0.25 Nursing contact hours, includes 0.25 hour of pharmacology credit

Released: December 17, 2021

Expiration: December 16, 2022

No longer available for credit.



Robin K. Dore

Robin K. Dore, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen.

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Target Audience

NPs and PAs in rheumatology and primary care

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Identify recent practice-changing data across major rheumatologic conditions

  • Formulate strategies for the management and monitoring of patients with rheumatologic conditions based on the most current efficacy and safety evidence


All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PCE policy. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and Planning Committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias and based upon all available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Dr Simpson: consulting fees: AbbVie, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Janssen.

Dr Dore: fees for non-CME/CE services: Alexion, Eli Lilly, Exagen, GlaxoSmithKline, Radius Health; contracted research/fees for non-CME/CE services: Abbvie, Amgen, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB.

None of the members of the Planning Committee or PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Credit

Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:

  1. Listen to the content in its entirety
  2. Relate the content material to the learning objectives
  3. Complete the post-test and evaluation form

Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 100%.

The estimated time to complete this activity is 0.25 hours.

Release date: December 17, 2021
Expiration date: December 16, 2022




The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.



Joint Accreditation Statement

Joint AccreditationIn support of improving patient care, Practicing Clinicians Exchange is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ANCC Credit Designation

NP Course Advisor: Jennifer Simpson, DNP, Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, Phoenix, Arizona

Nursing contact hours: 0.25, which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology credit

AAPA Credit Designation

Joint AccreditationPracticing Clinicians Exchange has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until December 16, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

PA course advisor: Antonio Giannelli, MsA, PA-C, DFAAPA, Adjunct Associate Professor, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan

IPCE Credit Designation
IPCEThis activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Additional Information

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.