Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases

Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases Course Description & Information:

  • Connective tissue disease refers to a group of disorders involving the protein-rich tissue that supports organs and other parts of the body. Examples of connective tissue are fat, bone, and cartilage. These disorders often involve the joints, muscles, and skin, but they can also involve other organs and organ systems, including the eyes, heart, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, and blood vessels. There are inherited disorders of connective tissue as well as autoimmune connective tissue disease. This webinar will focus on autoimmune connective disorders including polymyositis and dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, sjogren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis and mixed connective tissue disease.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-16-019-L01-P, IRD: 12-29-16. Knowledge based activity.
Course Objectives:

  • Define autoimmune disease.
  • Explain how to distinguish between an autoimmune connective tissue disease from other connective tissue diseases.
  • State current treatment options for each autoimmune connective tissue disease.
  • List environmental factors that contribute to Autoimmune connective tissue diseases and strategies to modify these risk factors.
  • Identify current treatment options for each of the autoimmune connective tissue diseases.


Course Credit: 3 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and evaluation.

How to Take a Live Online Seminar: View Tutorial

01/19/2018 Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases 8:30-11:30 AM CST
Price: $52 (free with membership)
01/19/2018 Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases 8:30-11:30 AM CST
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