Rheumatology Pearls

Ames, IA US
August 20, 2014

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.

Professional Practice Gap

This activity will address potential gaps in the diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases that could lead to sub-optimal outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand some key pearls regarding diagnosis and management of gout, including the utility of dual-energy CT scanning.
  2. Understand the paradigm of "treat-to-target" in managing rheumatica and how this should factor into the management approach for this syndrome.
  3. Appreciate the broad differential diagnosis for polymyalgia rheumatica and how this should factor into the management approach for this syndrome. 
  4. Understand current guidelines for prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.



John M. Davis, III, MD
Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic




  • Dr. Davis indicates he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

CME Committee

  • Dr. Brenda Burrough discloses she is a principal investigator in an Amgen research trial.
  • No member of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity, including Dr. Burrough, has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit(s).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/20/2014 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
08/20/2014 - 1:00pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Bessie Myers Auditorium
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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