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Targeting IL-6 Signaling in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Targeting IL-6 Signaling in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis


Time to Complete:
30 minutes
Released:
7/7/17
Expires:
7/6/18

Maximum Credits:

0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
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Time to Complete:
30 minutes

Released:
7/7/17

Expires:
7/6/18

Maximum Credits:
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
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Time to Complete:
30 minutes
Released:
7/7/17
Expires:
7/6/18


Maximum Credits:
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)


Overview: This digital CME publication is based on a Q&A session between Elena M. Massarotti, MD, and William F.C. Rigby, MD, that explored the potential role and benefits of targeting the interleukin 6 (IL-6) pathway to treat moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Faculty discuss how IL-6 is involved in the pathophysiology of RA and provide insight on incorporating IL-6-targeted therapy into individualized treatment plans for patients with RA.

Faculty

Elena M. Massarotti, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Director of Clinical Lupus Trials, Division of Rheumatology

Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

William F. C. Rigby, MD

Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology

Director of Rheumatology Research

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Lebanon, NH


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Disclosure Statement

The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation.  

Elena M. Massarotti, MD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Sanofi Genzyme
Contracted research: Sanofi-aventis U.S. Inc.
 
William F.C. Rigby, MD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Bristol-Myers Squibb, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Pfizer, Inc.
Fees received for promotional/non-CME activities: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Contracted research: Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Pfizer, Inc.

The peer reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Unless otherwise indicated, photographed subjects who appear within the content of this activity or on artwork associated with this activity are models; they are not actual patients or doctors.
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