Remembering GPA: Not to be Missed

NOTE: Presentation slides and references can be downloaded from the pdf files at the bottom of the page. 

Course Description

Remembering GPA: Not to be Missed - Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (formerly known as Wegener's Granulomatosis).

This ninety minute online program provides an overview of the clinical manifestations, criteria for differential diagnoses, awareness of treatments, appropriate referrals and monitoring of patients with GPA. This course includes a personal interview with a GPA patient.

Course Instructions

Participants will need to complete the post-test (70% pass rate) and program evaluation to receive CME credit. Once the requirements are successfully completed, a certificate can be downloaded. The program can be completed at participant's convenience.

A Certificate of Completion is provided after the completion of required activities (post-test and evaluation) for health care professionals who want to self-claim Continuing Education (CE) credit.

AOA CME credit for this activity will automatically be submitted to the appropriate accrediting body.

Course Format and Fees

This educational activity is presented in an online, recorded presentation and powerpoint slide format and includes:

1. Pre-test
2. Three short Videos (total:1 hour 30 minutes); Introduction, Case/personal interview, Conclusion
3. Post-test
4. Course evaluation
5. Certificate

Cost:  $25

Physicians - $25
PAs and NPs - $20 (applied at the cart level)
LMU clinical faculty, alumni, and preceptors - $15 (applied at the cart level)

Residents - $10 (applied at the cart level)

Review Date: July 15, 2019
Release Date: December 5, 2019
Expiration Date: December 31, 2020
Course Prerequisites  No course prerequisites
Estimated Time to Complete: 90 minutes (can be completed at your convenience)

CME: 1.5 AOA Category 1-B credit

Target Audience

Those who provide primary care for patients who have the potential for GPA to be in their differential diagnosis.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the history and classification of GPA.
  2. Distinguish the etiology and pathophysiology of GPA.
  3. Classify the impact of GPA disease.
  4. Interpret presenting signs and laboratory tests for diagnosing GPA.
  5. Integrate awareness of treatments and referrals required for GPA patients.
  6. Evaluate efficacy of treatments and monitoring of GPA patients.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AOA CME Credit
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Jan Zieren, DO, MPH, FACOFP dist
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Zieren has no relevant financial conflicts of interest or disclosures.




The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) designates this program for a maximum of 1.5 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Physicians and other attendees should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AOA CME Credit
  • 1.50 Attendance


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PA and NPs$20
LMU clinical faculty, alumni and preceptors$15


Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

• A device with an Internet connection
• One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari (Internet Explorer is no longer supported)
• Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video or audio playback
• Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing