Pregnancy & Lupus

Overview

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

This series of taped lectures covers various lupus topics to address educational needs that currently exist in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients — particularly women of color — with lupus. These lectures will target the educational needs of internists, emergency medicine physicians, ophthalmologists, OB-GYNs and dermatologists to enhance early diagnosis, lessen symptom severity and improve quality of life of patients with lupus.

Delivered in the a case study format, Dr. Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman’s lecture on pregnancy and SLE has been designed to enable learners to counsel patients about fertility preservation strategies, contraception methods, medication use during pregnancy and lactation and assessing the effect of pregnancy on maternal disease and fetal outcome.

DATES AVAILABLE

  • Release date: April 22, 2011
  • Expiration date: April 22, 2014
  • Estimated time to complete activity: 1.0 hour

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for rheumatologists, internists, emergency medicine physicians, ophthalmologists, OB-GYNs, dermatologists and other health professionals who may treat female patients with or at risk for lupus.

NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Certain ethnic, gender and racial patient populations are prone to a higher incidence and prevalence of lupus and sometimes poorer quality health care than other Americans. The health care system will have to change and adjust, as the nation’ population grows and diversifies, to meet the needs of an increasingly multicultural patient base.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Identify fertility preservation strategies
  • Discuss contraception methods
  • Evaluate pregnancy effect on maternal disease and fetal outcome
  • Describe medication use during pregnancy and lactation

CME Info

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The American College of Rheumatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

DESIGNATION STATEMENT

The ACR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CONTENT VALIDATION

The ACR follows the ACCME policy on Content Validation for CME activities, which requires:

  • All the recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
  • All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

Disclosure

ACR DISCLOSURE POLICY

The ACR is an independent, professional organization that does not endorse specific procedures or products of any pharmaceutical/biotech concern. It is the policy of the ACR to ensure that its CME activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure content objectivity and balance, and guarantee that the content presented is in the best interest of its learners and the public, the ACR requires that everyone in a position to control the content must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest if the relationship is financial and occurred within the past 12 months. If there are relationships that create a conflict of interest, these must be resolved by the Planning Committee chair in consultation with the ACR's Committee on Education designee(s) prior to the participation of the individual in the development or presentation of CME content.

Any individual who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being a planning committee member, a presenter, or an author of a CME activity, and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management, presentation or evaluation of the CME activity. Disclosures will be published prior to the start of each activity.

The activities of the lupus series have been independently planned by the Lupus Initiative Professional Development Subcommittee under the ACR Committee on Education.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

The production of this video was supported by Grant MPCMP111064-01-00 from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health and Science (DHHS OPHS).  Its contents are solely the responsibility of The Lupus Initiative and do not necessarily represent the official views of the DHHS OPHS. No commercial support was obtained.

Copyright Material Policy

The educational resources of The Lupus Initiative are free of charge and liberal distribution and usage for the education of health care professionals is encouraged and authorized by the ACR.

Use of The Lupus Initiative’s content for commercial purposes, which includes, but is not limited to oral presentations, audiovisual materials used by speakers, and any downloadable handouts without the written consent of the ACR is prohibited.

ACR DISCLOSURE POLICY Disclaimer: Disclosure information is considered accurate at the time of publishing. As needed, presenters will provide updated disclosure information to learners prior to content presentation.

FACULTY CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

As an educational provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) it is the ACR’s policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience any financial or other relationship(s) including, but not limited to:

  1. Stock, stock options or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan
  2. Research grants
  3. Employment (full or part-time)
  4. Ownership or partnership
  5. Consulting fees or other remuneration (payment)
  6. Non-remunerative positions of influence such as officer, board member, trustee or public spokesperson
  7. Receipt of royalties
  8. Speakers' bureau
  9. Other

In accordance with ACR policy an individual who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being a planning committee member, a teacher, or an author of CME, and cannot have control of, or responsibility for the development, management, presentation or evaluation of the CME activity. The presenter reported the following disclosures:

Irene Blanco, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Division of Rheumatology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Nothing to disclose

The Planning Committee Chairs, all planning committee members and/or staff who are in a position to influence content disclosures are as follows:

Lisa Amaker
Director, The Lupus Initiative
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Cathy Dawson
Tuskegee University
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Greg Dennis, MD (Co-Chair)
Human Genome Sciences
Dr. Dennis acknowledges the following relationship:
Full-time employee: Human Genome Sciences

Roberta Horton, LCSW, ACSW
Hospital for Special Surgery
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Sheryl McCalla, Esq.
Liaison, The Lupus Initiative
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, DrPH (Co-Chair)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Solovy Arthritis Research Society

  • Grant Support
  • National Institutes of Health/NIAMS: K24-AR02318, P60-AR48098, NCRR/GCRC M01-RR00048), T32-AR07611
  • Kirkland Scholars
  • Site Investigator
  • Genelabs, Aspreva, Human Genomes Science, Genentech, Serono, Genentech/Roche, xDx
  • Data Safety Monitoring Board
  • NIH; Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Consultant/Scientific Advisory Board
  • Genentech; Human Genomes Science
  • Division-Support Medical Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Advisory Board: Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc., Human Genome Sciences, Inc.
  • Visiting Professor: Medical University of South Carolina
  • Honoraria: American College of Rheumatology
  • Research Funding: National Institutes of Health, Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
  • Mentoring Award: Kirkland Scholar Program (Hospital for Special Surgery)
  • Unrestricted Educational Grants: Merck, Proctor and Gamble

Emily Somers, PhD, ScM
University of Michigan
No relevant financial relationships to disclose Disclaimer:

Disclosure information is considered accurate at the time of publishing. As needed, presenters will provide updated disclosure information to learners prior to content presentation.

Systems Requirements

ACR SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Browser

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.01 and higher
  • Recommendation is Internet Explorer 5.5 and higher

Operating System

  • Windows
  • Macintosh
  • Recommendation is Windows

Internet Connection

  • Broadband connection (DSL, cable or T1) recommended
  • While it is in the best interest of participants to take the exam through a broadband connection (DSL, cable or T1) rather than through a much slower dial-up connection, it is not an absolute requirement. Please realize that a dial-up connection may slow down the examination process.

Screen Resolution

  • 800 x 600 or better
  • 1024 x 768 is preferred

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Other Info

USE OF PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT

The information presented relates to basic principles of diagnosis and therapy, and is meant in no way to substitute for an individual patient assessment based upon the healthcare provider’s examination of the patient and consideration of laboratory data and other factors unique to the patient.

DRUGS AND DOSES

When prescribing medications, the health professional is advised to check the prescribing information accompanying each drug to verify conditions of use and to identify any changes in drug dosage schedule or contraindications.

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TO OBTAIN CME CREDIT/CME CERTIFICATE

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