University of Nebraska Medical Center

2024 Updates in Rheumatology (Attendee Information)

This site is intended for registered participants of the 2024 Updates in Rheumatology.

2024 Updates in Rheumatology

Welcome! Thank you for joining us.

This symposium will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of several rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.



Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe the systemic and extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. Discuss screening and treatment strategies for RA-associated lung disease.
  3. Differentiate distinct types of pulmonary manifestations accompanying RA and their risk factors.
  4. Identify cardiac imaging modalities for evaluating RA-associated cardiovascular disease.
  5. Differentiate the distinct cardiac manifestations occurring in RA and their implications.
  6. Discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic implications of genomic discoveries in RA.
  7. Contrast the challenges and opportunities of precision medicine in RA.

General Information

Information for In-Person Attendees


UNO Thompson Alumni Center
6705 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182

icon-parking.jpgComplimentary parking is available in the UNO Thompson Alumni Center parking lot. Please print this parking permit and display it on your front dash. Failure to display this permit may result in citation issuance. The UNMC Center for Continuing Education is not liable for any parking ticket a participant may incur while attending the symposium.
Information for Live Stream Attendees
  • The Zoom link for the live stream will be sent via email. If you do not see this email in your Inbox, please check your junk email folder. If you still do not see the message, please send an email to Tori Greenlee.
  • To join the symposium, sign in to Zoom using your first and last name.
  • Once you are in the webinar, go to the chat box and type in your first and last name so your attendance may be recorded.
Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures

Read the UNMC CCE Disclosure Declaration Policy 


The accredited provider has mitigated and is disclosing identified relevant financial relationships for the following faculty, planners, and others in control of content prior to assuming their roles.


The following have disclosed relevant financial relationships:

  • S. Louis Bridges, Jr., MD, PhD
    Research Grant: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Sindhu R. Johnson, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    Consultant: American College of Rheumatology, UpToDate
  • Yvonne C. Lee, MD, MMSc
    Authorship: Sanofi
    Research Grant: Pfizer Inc.
    Stockholder: CVS Health, GE HealthCare, Cigna Healthcare
  • Jeffrey Sparks, MD, MMSc
    Consultant: Abbvie Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Inova Diagnostics; Janssen Global Services, LLC; Pfizer Inc.; Recor Medical, Inc.; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi)
    Research Grant: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company


The following have disclosed relevant financial relationships:

  • Bryant England, MD, PhD
    Authorship: American College of Rheumatology, Elsevier, UpToDate
    Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Honoraria: MedScape
  • James R. O'Dell, MD, MACR, MACP
    Editor: Firestein & Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, UpToDate
    Honoraria: American College of Rheumatology


The following have nothing to disclose:

  • Missy Edwards
  • Tori Greenlee
  • Julie Huglin
  • Mark Law, PhD
  • Jacqueline Siebels, BSN, RN, NPD-BC


 *Faculty and planning committee member 

Speaker Handouts

The following materials (in PDF) are available for download until May 16, 2024. No part of these materials may be reproduced without prior written permission.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive continuing education credits, you must:

  1. Check in and attend the live activity.
    • In-person: Check in at the registration desk.
    • Live stream: Type in your first and last name in the Zoom chat.
  2. Complete the online evaluation via the UNMC MyCCE portal.
    • On your dashboard, click Evaluate an Activity.
    • Enter Activity Code 61847.

You have until May 16, 2024, to claim credit for this activity. You will need to complete the evaluation and attest to the time you spent participating in the activity. Your certificate will be saved in your UNMC MyCCE account under Certificates & Transcripts.

Need help managing your MyCCE account? Find answers to commonly asked questions about signing in to the portal, completing the online evaluation, retrieving your certificate, and more. Go to Manage MyCCE Account


Symposium Directors

Bryant R. England, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, UNMC

Bryant England, MD, PhD
James R. O'Dell, MD, MACR, MACP

Robert L. Grissom Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology; Vice Chair for Education, Department of Internal Medicine, UNMC

James R. O'Dell, MD, MACR, MACP


Tori Greenlee

Educational Projects Coordinator
UNMC Center for Continuing Education


Tori Greenlee