Program Topic

"Rinvoq” - Achieving the Same Goal:  Aligning on what remission means to both HCPs and patients with RA.

January 20th, 2022 - (This is a THURSDAY)
6:30 pm Social – 7:00 pm Program Presentation
LEXINGTON Event Center (Buck’s) – 192 E Main St – Lexington, OH 44904
Abbvie Pharmaceuticals – William Buzzard


Nikita Hegde, M.D. – Rheumatologist (Cleveland Clinic/Akron General)

Dr. Nikita Hegde is a rheumatologist in Stow, Ohio and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Western Reserve Hospital. She received her medical degree from Bangalore Medical College and has been in practice between 11-20 years.



Rheumatologists diagnose and treat arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus, Kawasaki Disease and other rheumatic diseases of the joints, soft tissue, and connective tissue. Many of these conditions are the result of autoimmune disorders. 

RSVP Deadline
Monday, January 17, 2022

NO CONTINUING EDUCATION will be offered to attendees/guests of this special educational program

To attend this program, I attest that:

  • I understand that Coronavirus/COVID-19 is very contagious, that COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact, and that it is not possible to eliminate any and all risks related to the spread of COVID-19.
  • I am participating in this event voluntarily and at my own risk.
  • I am not experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

I acknowledge that Abbvie cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with COVID-19 (coronavirus) by virtue of attendance at this event and that Abbvie has not made any representations or undertaken any obligations with respect to the venue of this event or the health of any staff or other participants.  The number of attendees and the use of face coverings for this event will be determined based on local government guidance and a local assessment of risk.


In adherence with the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals, attendance at this educational program is limited to healthcare professionals. Accordingly, attendance by guests or spouses is not appropriate. Your support of these ethical guidelines will help to ensure a high quality, learning environment for all participating Healthcare Professionals. Thank You.