Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) for the Adult Provider

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) for the Adult Provider

For the adult healthcare provider, the transition of treating juvenile patients with rheumatic diseases can be challenging. This session will provide vital information on the differences in labs, medications, and side effects. Also, the provider will have a better understanding of the challenges of treatment and growth on a patients’ cognitive and physical level. For parent/guardian education, we will provide essential information for caring for a child with rheumatic disease to include the importance of parental buy-in to the treatment. Finally, we will discuss human interference and its influence on patient treatment and compliance.

Common Comorbidities in Rheumatology

Common Comorbidities in Rheumatology

Common comorbidities that exist in our patients with rheumatological diseases can be a challenge. It is essential to know the risks associated, disease states, and treatment regimens to provide safe and effective care, as well as communicate these risks with your patients and their caregivers. This session will include screenings used to monitor cardiovascular issues, ILD, osteoporosis, depression, stroke, and cancers.

Navigating the Challenges of Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS) in Rheumatic Patients

Navigating the Challenges of Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS) in Rheumatic Patients

Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome, where patients have at least three distinct autoimmune conditions, can be challenging to manage for both provider and patient. This session will describe the most common trios in rheumatology and how best to handle them with the diagnosis, infection risks, and treatment with immunosuppressive medications. Also, the learner will be able to achieve coordination and collaboration with the healthcare team and multiple specialists.