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This activity is supported by an educational grant from
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians involved in the care of patients with gout.
Statement of Need/Program Overview
This program will be an interactive satellite symposium at the 2012 Scientific Assembly of the American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP) Annual scientific assembly to be held in Philadelphia – October 17-19, 2012. It will be a dynamic learning experience that begins with a panel-led discussion of physicians with expertise in managing gout. Gout has been driven to the forefront of primary care by increasing prevalence of other related risk factor- including cardiovascular, and diabetes related issues. The program will also include detailed case study discussion- including audience polling and opportunity to participate in the discussion. Also, clinical trial data will be discussed with strategies for incorporating the latest guidelines and treatment guidance. The goal of the program is to provide busy clinicians with direct access to leading experts in gout. The two hour event will include dinner service during the educational activity.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Employ strategies for obtaining proper measurements/tests leading to proper diagnoses of gout
- Explain the risk factors for gout, including age, ethnicity, gender and lifestyle
- Design a patient-appropriate treatment plan that minimizes adverse events and optimizes patient response and outcomes
- Provide patient education to maximize adherence and treatment outcomes
Paul Doghramji, MD
Collegeville Family Practice
Robert L. Wortmann, MD, FACP, MACR
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Robert T. Keenan, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, The Duke Gout and Crystal Arthropathy Clinic
Medical Director, Duke Center for Advanced Therapeutics
Division of Rheumatology and Immunology
Duke University School of Medicine
ACCME 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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Fortis Spectrum. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Accreditation Statement
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by PIM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Amy Novak prior to the live event at 904-834-2260