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Natural History Informing Classification and Diagnosis is organized by Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and would be held during May 23, 2017 - May 23, 2019.

The target audience for this medical event for rheumatologists, allergists/immunologists, dermatologists, internal medicine physicians, and associated allied health practitioners, including nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants interested in or using biologic therapeutics for autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.

This CME Conference has been approved with a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Conference Objectives are:
• Explain the historical origins of how and why spondyloarthritis was separated from Rheumatoid Arthritis.
• Discuss inflammatory back pain and imaging tools to diagnose patients with spondyloarthritis.
• Describe the prevalence of spondyloarthritis in the US and how that was determined.
• Apply diagnostic and classification criteria in their daily practice using spondyloarthritis as an example.
• Review how research efforts into genetic risk and environmental triggers inform us about the cause of spondyloarthritis.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

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