RSS Coordinator(s):
  • Jennifer Woo
  • Mary Ellen Riordan
Series date: 
07/01/2018 - 12:00am CDT to 06/30/2020 - 11:59pm CDT

Series Overview

Robust research in the field of pediatric rheumatology is important to better understand disease manifestations, to identify best practices and treatments, and most importantly, to address the burden of these diseases on the lives of patients and their families. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to conducting collaborative research to prevent, treat and cure pediatric rheumatic diseases. The organization is comprised of physicians, researchers, nurses and research coordinators, and patient and family members, representing over 65 pediatric rheumatology centers in North America and abroad. In order to ensure that CARRA is uniformly collecting the most up-to-date measures to capture the different rheumatic diseases, stakeholders must be aware of any novel treatments and disease measures and receive refreshers on current practices. Without uniformity in the use and implementation of research measures and clinical practice, comparisons among sites would be impossible and likely contribute to extraneous conclusions. The proposed continuing education series is designed to create a uniform platform that introduces aspects of the changing landscape of pediatric rheumatology practice, incorporating clinical, research, and patient/family perspectives in order to conduct efficient and effective research that will better the lives of children with rheumatic disease.

Target Audience

APPs, Pediatric Rheumatologists, RN, APRN, LPN, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, Study Coordinators.

Planning Committee

Joni Dean, RN, PNP, RSS ChairMary Ellen Riordan, BSN, CCRC
Jen WooDominic Co, MD PhD


Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.  

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. 

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1.0 hours.



It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest.  Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).  

Detailed disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity.

Disclosures for Planning Committee

Series location: 
United States
RSS Format: 
Live Stream Available: 
Global Objectives: 

As a result of participation in this educational series, participants will:

  1. Increase knowledge of the common criteria for diagnosis and measures used to capture the disease activity or severity of rheumatic diseases.
  2. Improve ability to approach pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases and families with the measures to collect accurate data about the disease and effects of treatment.
  3. Be able to administer (or assist in administering) the presented disease measures, explain what data are being collected and their importance, and collect and report necessary data to ensure that the measures are complete.
  4. Improve interprofessional communication, and collaborative care and research in the area of pediatric rheumatic diseases.
Interprofessional RSS: 
Intended Audience: 
Nurse Practitioner
Physician Assistant
Other not specified
Credits Available: 
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
ANCC Contact Hours
University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours