Rheumatology Escape Room

Released On
July 22, 2022

Expires On
July 22, 2023

Media Type

Completion Time
45 minutes


Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Scroll to the Bottom of this Information to Begin this Course

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Excalibur Medical Education.


This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Novartis and Pfizer.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatologists and rheumatology advanced practice providers (APPs).

Program Overview

This activity tests learner’s knowledge and competence regarding the management and treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and ankylosing spondylitis (AS), as well as improving learners’ real-world clinical performance through a series of interactive case studies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Assess the potential clinical utility of artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict a possible diagnosis of specific rheumatic diseases and likelihood of response to individual therapies
  • Discuss the differences in the presentation, progression, and response to treatment between men and women with common rheumatic diseases, especially PsA
  • Assess common findings within imaging results of patients diagnosed with AS
  • Identify appropriate questions to patients with rheumatic disease at each visit that may help quickly uncover core issues to be resolved by the patient and healthcare team


Adam Brown, MD

Adam Brown, MD

Staff Member
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Elizabeth Kirchner, CNP

Elizabeth Kirchner, CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Excalibur Medical Education. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Term Offering

This activity was released on July 22, 2022 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than July 22, 2023.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Adam Brown, MD Consulting Fee (e.g. advisory board): ChemoCentryx
Elizabeth Kirchner, CNP Consulting Fee (e.g. advisory board): Janssen, Novartis


The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Lindsay Borvansky Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann Nothing to disclose
Scott Kober Nothing to disclose
Audrie Tornow Nothing to disclose

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Submit the evaluation form.

Global: Certificates are available for download at the completion of the activity.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Excalibur Medical Education do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.