Lupus: Current Paradigms and Emerging Perspectives

Amr Sawalha, MD, presents the etiology and epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr. Sawalha also identifies the role of genetics in lupus severity, and explains treatments and other targeted therapies. 

Educational Objectives 

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

  • Explain the etiology and epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Recall recent progress in understanding the genetic basis of lupus and future implications in the clinic 
  • Recognize the heterogeneity of systemic lupus emphysematous at the clinical and molecular levels  
  • Identify updates on the treatment of lupus and discuss recent success in lupus clinical trials 


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 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: 3/18/2021 | Last Modified On: 8/14/23 | Expires: 8/14/24


March 18, 2021


August 14, 2024

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