Presentation, Assessment, & Treatment of Lupus Flares

Presentation, Assessment, & Treatment of Lupus Flares

We will examine how SLE patients experience a flare, the varying symptoms of flares, and the options for their treatment. We will also take a look at the questions that nurses and nurse practitioners can ask patients with SLE at every visit—both related and unrelated to disease flares—to help monitor and manage potentially disruptive changes in disease activity.

Family Planning & Pregnancy Issues in RA

Family Planning & Pregnancy Issues in RA

We will explore emerging standards for the care of pregnant women with RA, including the role of new drug labeling rules and pregnancy registries in developing a better understanding of pregnancy-related drug safety. We will also explore considerations for women who are breastfeeding as well as for male patients with RA who are making family planning decisions.

What Does the Future Hold in the Treatment of RA

What Does the Future Hold in the Treatment of RA

We will explore recent systematic reviews that provide a snapshot of the current RA evidence base supporting different treatment options at each stage of disease. We will also look ahead to new therapies, including biosimilar agents, and discuss where these new treatments may fit into evolving best practices in the care of patients with RA.