Sat, Aug 26th, 2023

A Narrow Window of Opportunity: Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Underserved Populations

OAFP Scientific Assembly

This presentation will help learners get a basic understanding of signs and symptoms suggestive of RA, risk factors for RA, understanding the process for diagnosis RA, determine when to refer patients with RA to a rheumatologist, help patients understand their disease and engage in shared decision making, develop a comfort level in prescribing DMARDs, expand knowledge of conservative treatment for RA, use motivational interviewing to recognize patients’ concerns, and recognize and mitigate implicit bias to build a culture of equity in their practice. There will be a case-study at the end to apply the knowledge gained throughout the presentation.