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CME Program for Physicians

The journey to an accurate scleroderma diagnosis can extend over several years, leading to frustration, delayed treatment, and a diminished quality of life. We have developed a CME program that strives to enhance patient outcomes by promoting early detection and diagnosis of scleroderma. 

You can help! Please support this initiative by encouraging friends and colleagues to take this free CME. Use the sign up sheet below to request promotional postcards that you can distribute to physicians.

About the CME Course

The Continuing Medical Education program is for early detection and diagnosis of scleroderma. This free, accredited CME exists to enhance patient outcomes and improve awareness of scleroderma among providers. It was designed for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and other allied healthcare professionals.


This CME program is worth 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and there is no fee to register or to claim CME Credit. The program is managed by the Office of Continuing Medical Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of Michigan Medical School. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Why is this program needed?

This continuing medical education (CME) program is crucial for promoting the early detection and diagnosis of scleroderma. We encourage anyone to recommend physicians take the CME program by handing out informational postcards. Join us in our mission to improve the lives of scleroderma patients through education and awareness.

Who is directing the course?

CME course Director:

Dinesh Khanna, MD, MSc - Michigan Medicine

Medical and Scientific Expert Lecturers:

Philip J. Clements, MD - UCLA Health

Daniel E. Furst, MD - UCLA Health

Suzanne Kafaja, MD - UCLA Health

Susan Murphy, ScD, OTR - Michigan Medicine

John Varga, MD - Michigan Medicine

Want to help?

Request CME postcards

Fill out this form, and we will send you postcards for you to hand out to primary care physicians, nurses and other medical professionals.

Thanks for submitting!

We will be in contact if there are any further questions

How to Register for the CME Course

If you are a medical professional looking to expand your knowledge and help scleroderma patients, follow the link below to learn more and sign up for the program.


This CME program was made possible through a partnership of the Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Chicago,

the Scleroderma Foundation of California, and Friends of World Scleroderma Foundation.

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