Management of rheumatoid arthritis

in patients who are inadequately responding to cDMARDs


This activity will focus on the management of existing patients diagnosed with RA who are showing incomplete response to conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (cDMARD) and will look at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) guideline recommendations for the initiation and management of Janus kinase inhibitors (JAKis) compared to the current standard of care.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the importance of identifying patients with RA who are showing incomplete response to cDMARD therapy
  • Discuss the benefits of initiating JAKis in cDMARD-IR patients as first line targeted therapy
  • Summarise the efficacy and safety profile of JAKis and compare to current standard of care.


This education has been designed for the RACP CPD Program for the 2023-25 triennium. Upon completion of this activity you may claim 1 hour of Category 1 Educational Activity learning in the RACP’s MyCPD program.

Other healthcare professionals can still enrol and complete this course. You will receive a certificate upon completion.


If you do not already have an account with Arterial Education, you will be required to create one. This verifies that you are a healthcare professional and allows you to log your learning activities.