Seeing OA Management Through a New Mechanistic Lens

This activity is part of a series

Faculty

Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, MACR, FACP, FCLM
Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Attending Rheumatologist and Co-Director, Clinic for Inflammatory Arthritis, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, MACR, FACP, FCLM

Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, MACR, FACP, FCLM, serves as Professor of Medicine in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr Gibofsky is an attending physician and rheumatologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he is Co- Director of the Clinic for Inflammatory Arthritis. He received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, his medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. He did his internship in pathology, followed by a residency in medicine at New York Hospital. He completed a fellowship in rheumatology/immunology jointly at Hospital for Special Surgery and at The Rockefeller University. Dr Gibofsky has authored or co-authored numerous papers and textbook chapters, primarily on rheumatic diseases and legal aspects of medical practice. He is known for his work on mechanisms of host-microbe interactions in rheumatology, and, in particular, for his basic and clinical studies on rheumatic fever.

Currently Secretary-Treasurer of The New York Rheumatism Association, Dr Gibofsky is past Chair of the Medical & Scientific Committee of the New York Chapter of The Arthritis Foundation and is a recipient of its Physicians’ Leadership Award. He also served as a member of the local and national Arthritis Foundation Board of Trustees and was Chair for Professional Education. Dr Gibofsky has participated in numerous professional and public education programs, nationally and internationally. He served as President of The American College of Rheumatology and was recently named a Master. Dr Gibofsky is a Jonas Salk Scholar of the City University and an Alumnus of the Year of Brooklyn College. He is past President of the American College of Legal Medicine and is past Chair of the American Board of Legal Medicine. Dr Gibofsky is past Chair of the Arthritis Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration and continues as a special consultant to that committee.

Statement of Need

Inadequate pain relief despite current treatments is one of the most troubling aspects of osteoarthritis (OA), and is responsible for the majority of health care visits in patients with OA. Additional concerns about the risks of long-term NSAID and opiate use contribute to unmet treatment needs. It is therefore necessary for clinicians to recognize the role of novel targets for pain management, particularly nerve growth factor, and to evaluate the efficacy and safety of novel mechanisms of action for pain management.

The second installment of this CME Outfitters Snack series on improving care and outcomes in OA will evaluate emerging treatments in order to address the unmet needs of current OA therapies.

Learning Objectives

Evaluate emerging treatments to address unmet needs of current osteoarthritis therapies.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

Target Audience

Physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.

Credit Information

Physicians (ACCME)

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Pharmacists (ACPE)

This application-based activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy credit. Jump to Activity UAN.
Activity UAN: JA0007185-0000-21-096-H01-P

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Dr. Gibofsky reports that he is on the advisory committee for AbbVie Inc.; Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer Inc.; and Samumed. He is a consultant for AbbVie Inc.; Acquist Therapeutics, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer Inc.; and Samumed. He is a stock shareholder (directly purchased) for AbbVie Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; Pfizer Inc.; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


  • Tony Graham, MD (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
  • Michael J. Franks, MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP, BC (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
  • Evan Luberger (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
  • Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
  • Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
  • Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

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NOTE: Pharmacist CE Universal Activity Number, Enduring: JA0007185-0000-21-096-H01-P.

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Seeing OA Management Through a New Mechanistic Lens
Event Date: 01/29/2021