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Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, April 28, 2016 to April 27, 2017.
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears below.
Lianne S. Gensler, MD
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Janssen, Novartis
Contracted Research: UCB
Atul A. Deodhar, MD
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, Sun Pharma, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Amgen, Eli-Lilly, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer
Walter P. Maksymowych, MD, FRCP(C), FACP
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli-Lilly, Pfizer, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Janssen
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Consulting Fees: GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Pfizer, Sanofi
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Janssen
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No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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