Introduction to Rare/Genetic Rheumatic Diseases

In this CME, Daniella Schwartz, MD, discusses how to identify patients at high risk for germline and somatic mutations causing rheumatic diseases, how to appropriately work patients up for rare genetic diseases by ordering the correct clinical laboratory tests, and how to identify tertiary and quaternary referral centers that can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of rare genetic diseases.

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify patients at high risk for germline and somatic mutations causing rheumatic diseases.
  • Appropriately work patients up for rare genetic diseases by ordering the correct clinical laboratory tests, including the correct/appropriate genetic tests.
  • Correctly interpret genetic testing results for pathogenic variants causing rheumatic and autoimmune diseases, to provide accurate diagnoses to patients.
  • Identify tools that are available to aid in interpretation of variants of uncertain significance, in order to correctly diagnose and treat patient.
  • Identify tertiary and quaternary referral centers that can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of rare genetic diseases.

Disclosures:

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity 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.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 8/29/2023 | Last Modified On: 8/29/2023 | Expires: 8/29/2024


Published

August 29, 2023

Expires

August 29, 2024

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