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Our panel of world-renowned lupus experts has gathered the latest medically sound information about pathogenesis, outcomes and advances in lupus treatment. It is important for physicians to recognize the symptoms of lupus and be aware of the best approaches to intervene on the disease's cascading effects in order to mitigate its potential for harm.

This online CME activity, Clinical Advances in Lupus: Practice PearlsTM is designed to meet the continuing educational needs of specialists in rheumatology, immunology, internal medicine and family practice. This activity addresses gaps in understanding the biology of lupus, organ system effects, diagnosis and treatment.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the challenges of diagnosing lupus and how we define the disease.
  • Identify the key advances in our understanding of lupus pathogenesis.
  • Articulate and describe the most current research in lupus genetics.
  • Identify the risk factors for bone loss and the approaches to prevention and management in patients with lupus.
  • Identify the risk factors for premature heart disease in lupus and the suggested management strategies.
  • Identify the risk factors for cancer in patients with lupus.
  • Discuss the approach to treatment of lupus.
  • Describe the rationale and evidence to support the use of biologic therapies in lupus.