​​Target audience:
This activity is designed for the interdisciplinary audience including physicians, nursing, pharmacy, PA & Social Workers.


Disclosures:
Faculty: Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, CRNP

* Has no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests
* Will not be discussing the off-label or investigational use of products


Course Chair reviewed and found no Conflict of Interest

All Ascension planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests.

​​​​Q&A:   During this new normal participants will have the ability to send in your question on each topic you view through live streaming to lisa.davis2@ascension.org. Questions and answers will be compiled and sent back out to all participants.  
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Presentation 2

Learning Objectives:  

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:
● Review and understand the known genetic and environmental risk factors for RA
● Describe the articular and extra-articular manifestations of RA
● Understand the diagnostic evaluation of a patient with suspected RA

Presentation 1

Learning Objectives:  

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:
● Identify domestic violence victims and perpetrators
● Recognize the cycle of violence, and assess where the patient’s domestic violence relationship fits into the cycle
● Appropriately refer patients who are victims of domestic violence
● Utilize resources in the local community, such as domestic violence centers and other advocacy groups


Speakers Bio:






Patricia M. Speck graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing in 1982 (BSN), 1985 (MSN), and 2005 (DNSc). After retiring from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing as the DNP Public Health Nursing and DNP Forensic Nursing Concentration Coordinator, she joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing in the Department of Community Health, Outcomes, and Systems. Currently, Dr. Speck is a Professor and Coordinator of the graduate Advanced Forensic Nursing program. She is internationally recognized as a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and expert in advanced forensic nursing care of patients experiencing an intersection with the legal system. She consults with the Department of Justice as a subject matter expert, with universities, and internationally in Africa, Eurasia, the Caribbean, and Central, South and North America with governments, universities, institutions, and Non-Governmental Organizations to evaluate and implement infrastructure change in response to victims of violence. As a forensic nursing practice expert and researcher, she develops policy, evaluates programs and builds nursing workforce capacity through publication, education, and violence prevention initiatives. Her research currently focuses on health outcomes following violence and DNA detection. She was President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (2003-2004), Chair, American Public Health Association's Family Violence Prevention Forum/Caucus (2011-2013),
Her awards include: Fellow American Academy of Forensic Sciences (2008), Distinguished Fellow, International Association of Forensic Nurses (2001) and Distinguished Fellow, Academy of Forensic Nursing (2018), and Fellow, American Academy of Nurses (2002). She is the recipient of over 25 awards and received the Lifetime Professional Impact Award from End Violence Against Women International in 2017.

Target audience:
This activity is designed for the interdisciplinary audience including physicians, nursing, pharmacy, PA & Social Workers.


Disclosures:
Faculty: Sarmir R. Dalvi, MD

* Has no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined  commercial interests
* Will not be discussing the off-label or investigational use of  products


Course Chair reviewed and found no Conflict of Interest

All Ascension planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests.

Presentation purpose:  While we isolate at home to prevent the
spread of COVID-19 and protect our health and wellness, people at risk for intimate partner violence might find these social distancing precautions can put them in danger. Stay-at home orders are leaving them isolated with their abusers, who may be feeling greater levels of stress and more likely to act out than ever before.

Speakers Bio:




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Dr. Dalvi’s research interests involve the role of environmental stimuli in the development of autoimmunity as well as the role of lead toxicity and gouty arthritis. In addition, he is planning to develop a vasculitis registry to investigate potential markers of disease activity in patients with vasculitis. Dr. Dalvi’s main clinical interests include the following: Giant cell/temporal arteritis, Takayasu’s arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s disease), Microscopic polyangiitis, Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss disease), Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), cutaneous vasculitis, cryoglobulinemic syndromes, drug-induced vasculitis. He also has a strong clinical interest in the following conditions: Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, Pseudogout (CPPD), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, Relapsing Polychondritis

Presentation purpose:  Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic
autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the lining, or synovium, of the joints. It can lead to long-term joint damage, resulting in chronic pain, loss of function, disability, and even death. Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions continue to be a large and growing public health problem.