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Participation in this iQ&A interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Rheumatoid Arthritis is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Office of CME and CMEducation Resources, LLC. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

Program Faculty and Disclosure

Michael H. Schiff, MD
Professor of Medicine
Rheumatology Division
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado
Medical Director
Denver Arthritis Clinic Research Unit

Advisor/consultant: Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, UCB, Novartis, Bayer, Roche, and Array BioPharma
Speaker’s bureau: Abbott

Yusuf Yazici, MD
New York University School of Medicine
Director, Seligman Center for Advanced Therapeutics
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, NY

Speaking honoraria and/or consultation fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech, Roche, and UCB

Mark C. Genovese, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Chief, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California

Research Support, Advisor or Consultant: Bristol-Myers Squibb. According to information
posted on the Stanford Hospital and Clinics web site, Dr. Genovese reports that he has
received fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant or speaker for the following
companies: Ardea, Horizon, Lilly, Rigel, and Synarc.

Theresa A. Lawrence Ford, MD
Lawrenceville, Georgia

Speaking fees: Lilly, Amgen, and Takeda.

Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Weill Medical College
Cornell University, New York, NY
Attending Rheumatologist
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York

Nothing to disclose.

Joel M. Kremer, MD
Pfaff Family Professor of Medicine, Director of Research
The Center for Rheumatology
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York

Grant support and/or consultant fees: Abbott, Amgen Bristol-Myers Squibb,
Genentech, Roche and UCB.

Daniel Furst, MD
Professor of Rheumatology
Carl M. Pearson Chair of Rheumatology
Director of Interventional Therapeutics for RA
University of California
Los Angeles Medical Center for Health Sciences
Los Angeles, CA

Honoraria: Abbott Laboratories; Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Ltd; Amgen Inc; Biogen Idec Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Centocor, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Merck & Co, Inc; Nitec Pharma.
Research Support: Abbott Laboratories; Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Ltd; Amgen Inc; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Genentech Inc; Gilead Sciences Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Nitec Pharma; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Roche Laboratories; UCB Pharma, Inc.; Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.; XOMA (US) LLC .
Advisor or Consultant: Abbott Laboratories Inc; Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Ltd; Amgen Inc; Biogen Idec Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Centocor, Inc; Genentech, Inc.; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck & Co, Inc.; Nitec Pharma; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; UCB Pharma, Inc.; Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.; XOMA (US) LLC.
Speaker: Abbott Laboratories; Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Ltd; UCB Pharma, Inc.

Eric Ruderman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Consultant fees and/or research support: Amgen, Pfizer, Abbott, Biogen-Idec, and Centocor.
Speaking honoraria: Amgen, Pfizer and Biogen-Idec
Speaking honoraria and grant support: Abbott
Grant support: Centocor.

Yvonne Sherrer, MD
Medical Director and Director of Clinical Research
Center for Rheumatology, Immunology and Arthritis
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Speaker honoraria: Amgen Speaker honoraria and financial support for clinical trials: Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Research funds and clinical trial support: Genentech
Research trial support: Centocor and Roche.

Educational Objectives

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iQ&A Interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Rheumatoid Arthritis