CME Course

Safety of Baricitinib 4 mg for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Join Drs. Tracey Dabal and Christopher Jackson as they discuss the safety of baricitinib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, a topic they address in their article that appears in the May 2021 issue of the Southern Medical Journal.

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Target Audience

This activity is of value to clinicians who treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Description and Objectives

Join Drs. Tracey Dabal and Christopher Jackson as they discuss the safety of baricitinib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, a topic they address in their article that appears in the May 2021 issue of the Southern Medical Journal. In this podcast, they talk about why they chose to perform their safety-focused meta-analysis and what results were the most surprising to them. They also provide insight into how the findings could impact practice. Additionally, the two of them share their perspective on submitting and having published a research article, as well as touch on the various aspects involved with the publication process. Upon completion, learners should be more competent to recognize and evaluate the safety of baricitinib 4 mg at 24 weeks for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Course Information

CME Release Date: May 11, 2021 
Valid for credit through: May 10, 2022
Course type: Audio Podcast
Estimated time of completion:  30 minutes

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity (Enduring Material) for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board. All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • Login in below to access the article in order to study the educational content and references. 
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attestation.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships occurring within the past 24 months. Conflicts of interest, if any exist, will be identified and mitigated prior to the release of the activity. 

Southern Medical Association encourages Speakers/Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

 The following individuals, unless otherwise noted, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Invited Speakers

Dr. Tracey Dabal is the chief resident of ambulatory medicine with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center internal medicine residency program. She is originally from New Jersey where she studied Biochemistry at Montclair State University. Dr. Dabal subsequently completed her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine. She has a special interest in ambulatory education and curriculum design. 

Dr. Chris Jackson serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). A native of Augusta, GA, he studied Biology and Sociology at Emory University and received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency and a year as Chief Medical Resident residency at UTHSC where he joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Health System Improvement in 2019. Dr. Jackson's research interests focus on evaluating educational and quality improvement efforts to improve primary care practice, patient-centered health outcomes, and delivery of evidence-based medicine.

Southern Medical Association Staff:
Jennifer Price, MA

Course Materials

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