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Smoothing the Course of IBD: A Collaborative Care Approach to Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease

Smoothing the Course of IBD: A Collaborative Care Approach to Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease

Format

Monograph

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

June 25, 2018

Expires

July 31, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Accredited Provider



Provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Commercial Supporter

Supported by educational grants from Janssen Biotech and AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

Producer



Produced by Haymarket Medical Education

Program Description

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, is a chronic, often debilitating, lifelong condition. Primary care providers need to know how to distinguish IBD from other gastrointestinal disorders (GI) and when to refer patients to GI specialists for a more detailed workup and treatment. Ideally, care of the patient with IBD should be co-managed by a GI and a primary care provider. This educational program is designed to help primary care providers recognize the manifestations of IBD and make timely referrals to specialists while continuing to oversee the patient’s general health. It is also designed to acquaint clinicians with the spectrum of available treatments for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, including newer biologic agents.

Intended Audience

The proposed activity is designed for primary care clinicians—especially nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) working in primary care (family medicine and internal medicine).

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize the manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and make the diagnosis on a timely basis, differentiating it from irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders commonly seen in primary care practice
  • Make timely referrals of IBD patients to specialist care while continuing to oversee the general health of the patient, using an approach based on shared decision-making and multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Describe the benefits and side effects of newer IBD therapies, including biologics, and their role in a comprehensive treatment plan

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Haymarket Medical Education (HME) require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME and Global Education resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.

Faculty

CME Reviewer
Victor B. Hatcher, PhD

Associate Dean CME
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Victor B. Hatcher, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Director
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology)
Professor, Department of Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Michele Kissous-Hunt, PA-C, DFAAPA
Gastroenterology Physician Assistant, Practice of Arthur Asher Kornbluth, MD, PC
Chair of the Nurse and Advanced Practice Provider,
  Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation National Scientific Advisory Committee
Adjunct Faculty, Physician Assistant Program, Touro College of Health Sciences
New York, NY

Michele Kissous-Hunt, PA-C, DFAAPA, serves on the speakers’ bureau for AbbVie Pharmaceuticals and Janssen Biotech.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The staff of the Center for Continuing Medical Education of Albert Einstein College of Medicine has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Susan Basilico, Jeff Forster, and Angie Ladas of Haymarket Medical Education have nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity will not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Janssen Biotech, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Haymarket Medical Education. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can access at any time.

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