Immune Pathways in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

CMEO Podcast

Premiere Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. ABIM (MOC)
  4. Other


All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date: Friday, February 11, 2022

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Faculty


Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, MACR, FACP, FCLM Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, MACR, FACP, FCLM 
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Attending Rheumatologist
Co-Director, Clinic for Inflammatory Arthritis
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

Richard A. Furie, MD Richard A. Furie, MD 
Professor of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Northwell Health
Great Neck, NY

Statement of Need

Lupus is a prototypic autoimmune disease with highly heterogeneous manifestations and variable disease activity in which no two cases are alike. Differences can be caused by genetics and epigenetics, pathogenetic mechanisms, demographics, ethnicity and race, as well as socioeconomic factors, and disease heterogeneity can cause challenges with development and selection of therapeutics, perfection of clinical trial designs, and prognostication.

The first episode of this CMEOCast podcast series on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) focuses on the heterogeneity of lupus, including the multiple immune pathways that are active in it and how knowledge of immunopathogenesis has informed drug development.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify immune pathways in SLE that inform drug development.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Target Audience

Rheumatologists, dermatologists, primary care physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. .25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
Enduring: 0376-0000-21-035-H01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

ABIM/MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .25 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Learning Formats
Enduring material

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Disclosure Declaration

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Dr. Gibofsky reports that he is on the advisory committee for AbbVie Inc.; Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer Inc.; and Samumed. He is a consultant for AbbVie Inc.; Acquist Therapeutics, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer Inc.; and Samumed. He is a stock shareholder (directly purchased) for AbbVie Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; Pfizer Inc.; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dr. Furie reports that he receives research support from Amgen Inc.; AstraZeneca/Medimmune; Biogen Idec; Boehringer-Ingelheim; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Eli Lilly and Company; Genentech, Inc./Roche; GlaxoSmithKline; Kezar Life Sciences, Inc.; Nektar Therapeutics; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and UCB, Inc. He is a consultant for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; AstraZeneca/Medimmune; Biogen Idec; Boehringer-Ingelheim; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; EMD Serono, Inc.; Equillium, Inc.; Galapagos; Genentech, Inc./Roche; GlaxoSmithKline; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Kezar Life Sciences, Inc.; MorphoSys US Inc.; Novartis; Reistone Biopharma; Sanofi; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and UCB, Inc. He is an investigator for Amgen Inc.; AstraZeneca/Medimmune; Biogen Idec; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Boehringer-Ingelheim; Eli Lilly and Company; EMD Serono, Inc.; Equillium, Inc.; Genentech, Inc./Roche; GlaxoSmithKline; Kezar Life Sciences, Inc.; Nektar Therapeutics; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and UCB, Inc. He is a committee member for the Lupus Research Alliance and The Lupus Academy.

Jeffrey Helfand, DO (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Mae Ochoa, RPh (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Susan Perry (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

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