Diagnosis of SSc-PAH:
Effectiveness of Present Screening Measures
Jointly sponsored by Postgraduate
Institute for Medicine and Scleroderma Foundation.
This activity is not supported by an educational grant.
Release Date: November 30, 2012 Valid for credit through November 30, 2013
The purpose of this activity is to evaluate the current screening measures to help with early diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc-PAH).
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, registered nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with scleroderma.
- Identify the risk factors and earliest symptoms of SSc-PAH
- Describe the current international guidelines and recommendations for early and specific diagnosis of SSc-PAH
- Analyze the limitations of current diagnostic tools, and discuss future diagnostic options
- Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families
John Varga, M.D.
Director, Northwestern Scleroderma Program
John and Nancy Hughes Professor
Feinberg School of Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Scleroderma Foundation. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This educational activity for 1.1 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Physician and Continuing Education Courses
The following continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) courses are available for health care professionals about scleroderma and related diseases:
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Pulmonary Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis
Online Program by Virginia D. Steen, MD; Georgetown University Medical Center
Credit type: Physician CE
Expiration Date: Oct. 31, 2013
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