Lupus Lecture Series: Unmasking Lupus

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Unmasking Lupus: Revealing Tools and Strategies for Primary Care


Course Description

This 1-hour session is a comprehensive review of patient-centered lupus care in primary care:

  • Overview, Epidemiology, Pathogenesis
  • Common SLE Clinical Manifestations
  • Dermatologic Manifestations
  • Musculoskeletal Manifestations
  • Initial Lab Workup for Suspected SLE
  • Interpreting test results
  • Classification Criteria
  • Treatments
  • Primary Care Role in Management
  • Common Patient-Clinician Issues
  • Review


IMPORTANT:  You must add your name and credentials for it to appear on your CME certificate.  Click the RED "EDIT YOUR PROFILE" button to add your first and last name (with credentials) to your profile.  If you do not complete this step, your name will not appear on the 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.

  • Complete your Profile
  • Click "Begin Course" button at the top of the right column to start
  • Complete the pre-test
  • Watch the presentation (You must score 100% on the post-test to receive credit)
  • Complete the evaluation
  • Claim your CME and download/print your certificate

NOTE:  If you have not enrolled in this course, you must do so in order to receive credit.  If you do not have a CME login for this site, you will have the opportunity to register on the login page.

PLEASE LOGIN USING THE BLUE LOGIN BUTTON BEFORE CONTINUING.  If you are already logged in, the blue button will say "Logout."  If the button says "Login" then please do so and enter your credentials or enroll in this educational activity.

Edit Your Profile

Please click the RED button below and make sure your first name, last name and credentials (MD, DO) are added to your profile.   If you do not complete this step, your name will not appear on your CME certificate.

Course Content


The AAFP has reviewed Revealing Tools and Strategies for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 10/15/2021 to 10/15/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pathophysiology of SLE and recognize how it informs management
  • Identify criteria for diagnosis and assessment of SLE
  • Identify traditional and emerging management approaches for SLE, including flare recognition, prevention, and treatment
  • Monitor and manage SLE disease activity, complications, and comorbidities
  • Overcome communication barriers to improve adherence and health outcomes in SLE


The following individuals have no financial conflicts of interest relevant to this activity:

Angie Halaja-Henriques
Sue Hockenberry, PCMH CCE
Theresa J. Barrett, PhD, CMP, CAE

Project Faculty:
William Warning, MD
Eric Gertner, MD, MPH
Lee Radosh, MD, FAAFP

Paul P. Doghramji, MD, FAAFP