The Coalition of Rheumatology Educators® (CORE) Announces 2012 Regional CME Dinner Meeting Series, Web Activities

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Feature Video Patient Cases and Collaborative Problem Solving to Improve Physician Approach to Treating RA


Two decades ago we inverted the RA treatment pyramid; it is once again time to reinvert the established pyramid in pursuit of remission. - Dr. Sergio Schwartzman, Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College and Co-Chair for CORE 2012

The Coalition of Rheumatology Educators® (CORE,, a NACCME initiative, announce today the opening of registration for CORE’s CME dinner meeting workshops. The meetings will kick off in May in New Haven, Bethesda, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh. The multi-supported initiative is jointly sponsored by NACCME and University of Cincinnati; each meeting will feature 1.5 hours of interactive discussion using patient video vignettes to engage rheumatology specialists in resolving knowledge- and practice-based issues. Rheumatologists can register today at

More than 2500 rheumatologists have been impacted by CORE and its multifaceted CME initiatives over the past 5 years. “CORE 2012 promises to continue to challenge and enlighten CORE learners,” states Stephen Chavez, Senior Director at NACCME and of CORE. “Web and mobile cases will also be featured in the curriculum to provide another opportunity for our rheumatologist learners to improve their skills in reaching patient-centered treatment goals for RA.”

This year’s dinner meetings are co-chaired by Dr. Sergio Schwartzman, Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Dr. John Tesser, Arizona Arthritis & Rheumatology Research, PLLC and University of Arizona College of Medicine, who are joined by the country’s leading expert faculty presenters. “Rheumatology as a subspecialty is rapidly evolving as we move forward in our understanding of immunology and the pathophysiology of the diseases that we treat.” said Dr. Schwartzman. “CORE 2012 will provide an update and overview of classification criteria, outcome measures, and their implementation; review the established biologic therapies; and provide an introduction to new therapies being studied. Two decades ago we inverted the RA treatment pyramid; it is once again time to reinvert the established pyramid in pursuit of remission,” he adds.

Visit for complete information about the series schedule.

About CORE®: Since 2007, the Coalition of Rheumatology Educators (CORE) remains the leader in live regional programming for rheumatic disease specialists and is fast becoming the preferred educational resource destination for web and mobile-based learning. (

About NACCME: North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, an HMP Communications Holdings Company, provides the highest quality CME/CE across medical disciplines and therapeutic areas. In conjunction with top medical faculty, NACCME develops evidence-based initiatives that target specific educational needs, assisting healthcare professionals in improving patient outcomes by bridging the gap between current and best healthcare practices.(


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