Treat to Target: Emerging Approaches to Patient Care

Session Type: Industry Supported Symposia
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Grand Ballroom (Hilton Chicago)

Session Overview:
Non-CME Symposium

The event listed below is a non-CME Programs wholly sponsored and supported by the commercial entity listed.  By holding the Programs, the commercial entitiy has represented that the Programs have been developed and will be implemented in accordance with the requirements of the FDA and applicable standards of the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals. The commercial entity is to observe all guidelines established by federal and state regulatory agencies regarding non-CME educational or promotional presentations throughout the duration of the Program.  The content and views expressed during the Program are those of the commercial entity and presenters.  The ACR by making this venue available does not guarantee, warrant or endorse the content of the Program nor the products discussed and reviewed during the Program.  

Developed and offered by Abbott

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • review the current evidence for treating patients to a therapeutic target
  • understand available tools to measure disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
  • discuss emerging clinical trial designs and application to everyday patient care
  • review clinical evidence regarding care of patients with early moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis

6:30 PM
Registration and Dinner
7:00 PM
Introductions and Program Overview
Allan Gibofsky, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
7:10 PM
Treat to Target: Review of Current Evidence
Allan Gibofsky, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
7:30 PM
Treat to Target: Emerging Concepts in Clinical Trial Design
Josef Smolen, Medical University of Vienna and Hietzing Hospital, Vienna, Austria
7:50 PM
Clinical Evidence for Treating to Target: The OPTIMA Trial
Arthur Kavanaugh, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
8:10 PM
Question and Answer with Panel
8:30 PM
Dessert and Refreshments
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