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Vasculitis: Multidisciplinary Care
for Multisystem Disease Online Monograph

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Release date: September 9, 2019
Expiration date: September 9, 2021

Estimated Time of Completion: 45 minutes

Description

Vasculitis: Multidisciplinary Care for Multisystem Disease Online Monograph will provide update on the multisystem nature of vasculitic diseases and the role of multidisciplinary collaboration in patient care. Experts from diverse medical specialties review how specific disease features can impact the approach to diagnosis and management in vasculitis.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe recent advances in the treatment of granulomatosis with polyangiitis and the impact of lung and kidney involvement on management
  2. Recognize the therapeutic approaches used for asthma and other features of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis and how to differentiate this disease from other causes of hypereosinophilia
  3. Identify the immunosuppressive treatment options in giant cell arteritis, the role of imaging in its diagnosis and follow-up, and the spectrum of nonvasculitic disease that can affect the large vasculitic vessels
  4. Discuss the presentation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of cutaneous vasculitis

Target Audience

The online monograph is designed for rheumatologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, dermatologists, neurologists, and associated allied health practitioners interested in vasculitis.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Director and Faculty

Activity Director

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Rula Hajj-Ali, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Department of Rheumatologic and Immunologic Diseases
Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Carol Langford, MD, MHS
Harold C. Schott Endowed Chair in Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Director, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research
Department of Rheumatic and  Immunologic Diseases
Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Faculty

Anthony Fernandez, MD, PhD
Director of Medical Dermatology
W.D. Steck Chair of Clinical Dermatology
Departments of Dermatology and Anatomic Pathology
Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Thomas Gildea, MD
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Heather Gornik, MD
Co-Director, Vascular Center
Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute
University Hospitals
Cleveland, OH

Carmen Gota, MD
Director of Fibromyalgia Clinic Center for Vasculitis Care and Research
Department of Rheumatologic and Immunologic Diseases
Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Peter Grayson, MD
Head, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Vasculitis Translational Research Program
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Fred Hsieh, MD
Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Sumita Khatri, MD
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

James F. Simon, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

John H. Stone, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
The Edward Fox Chair in Medicine
Director of Clinical Rheumatology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Alexandra Villa-Forte, MD, MPH
Center for Vasculitis Care and Research
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.  

The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship, which in the context of their presentation(s), could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO Abbvie Pharmaceuticals, BMS, Genentech/Roche, Janssen, Novartis Consulting
Teaching and Speaking
Crescendo Teaching and Speaking
GSK, Horizon Pharma, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Aventis, UCB Consulting

Heather Gornik, MD CVR Global Inc. Site Research
Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Society of America Board Membership
non profit organization, member of medical advisory board.
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Board Membership


Sumita Khatri, MD Boston Scientific, Glaxo Smith Kline Independent contractor (including contracted research)
Centocor, Teva investigator in clinical trial


Carol Langford, MD Abbvie Pharmaceuticals Non- paid consultant for research
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Clinical trial funding support Non- paid consultant for research
Chemocentryx Provides research funding for clinical trial
Genenetch, GlaxoSmithKline Clinical trial funding support


John H. Stone, MD Genentech/Roche  Consulting Research. I am the Global Principal Investigator of a Roche clinical trial that I will discuss.  

The following faculty have indicated they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentation(s), could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Anthony Fernandez, MD, PhD
Thomas Gildea, MD
Carmen Gota, MD
Peter Grayson, MD
Rula Hajj-Ali, MD
Fred Hsieh, MD
James F. Simon, MD
Alexandra Villa-Forte, MD

 

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of the Internet Enduring activity from:

Genentech
GlaxoSmithKline, LLC

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of the Live activity from:

Genentech
GlaxoSmithKline, LLC

 

This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
and Cleveland Clinic's RJ Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology.