Identifying and Treating Lupus in the Primary Care Setting Part 1

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Identifying and Treating Lupus in the Primary Care Setting Part 1


Course Description

This 2-part, CME-accredited webinar series focuses on enhancing your knowledge and understanding of Lupus to improve early diagnosis, patient care, and coordination with specialists. The recorded webinars are presented by Donald Thomas, MD, a board-certified rheumatologist with Arthritis and Pain Associates of Prince George’s County in Greenbelt, Maryland.


Please follow the steps below to view the webinar for CME credit:

  1. Complete your Profile: IMPORTANT! Click the red "EDIT YOUR PROFILE" button below to add your first and last name (with credentials) to your profile. This is required in order for it to appear on your CME certificate at the end of the course. If you wish to change your password, you may do so on the Edit Your Profile Page.
  2. Start the CME Course: Click "Begin Course" button at the top of the right column
  3. View the Webinar: Watch the recorded webinar presentation
  4. Evaluation: Complete the CME evaluation once the webinar is complete
  5. Claim CME: Claim your CME credit and download/print your CME certificate

NOTE:  You MUST enroll in the course to receive CME credit. If you do not have a CME login for this site, you will have the opportunity to register on the login page.

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Please click the RED button below and make sure your first name, last name, and credentials (MD, DO) are added to your profile. You must complete this step to ensure that your name will appear on your CME certificate.

Course Content


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the New Jersey of Academy of Family Physicians and the Lupus Foundation of America. The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP has reviewed Identifying and Treating Lupus in the Primary Care Setting Part 1 and Part 2. - Enduring and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 11/18/2023 to 11/18/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This session, “Identifying and Managing Lupus Patient Outcomes in the Primary Care Setting Part 1”,  is approved for 1.00 Enduring Prescribed Credits.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of lupus, diagnose as appropriate, and be familiar with standard treatments.
  • Utilize strategies to effectively assess and manage patients with lupus.
  • Identify and access tools and resources the Lupus Foundation of America has available.
  • Formulate a plan for communication with patients and caregivers about treatment and support services.


Ashley Holden, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.”

Donald Thomas faculty for this educational event, is on the speakers’ bureau for  Exagen Diagnostics.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated.

“None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.”