Dr. Ghaith Noaiseh, gives a presentation Rheumatology, new trends and predictors of disease progression.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Recognize the potential role of MRI and ultrasound of predicting synovitis in different phases of pre-clinical rheumatoid arthritis
  • Recognize the outcome of some of the high impact randomized clinical trials in the field of Rheumatology, published in 2016, and their potential impact on the field
  • Identify the recently-approved Biosimilars to manage Rheumatoid arthritis and how biosimilars may impact prescription practices and drive cost-saving.


Dr. Noaiseh, has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Salary support as a study co-investigator for several pharma-sponsored clinical trials

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, 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 to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

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