Livestream: Shedding Light on Bowel Urgency: Presenting the Latest Data and Initiating Conversations in Crohn’s Disease Management

Faculty

Marla Dubinsky, MD
Moderator
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine 
Co-Director, Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center 
Director, Marie and Barry Lipman IBD Preconception and Pregnancy Clinic 
Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai New York 
Chief, Division of Pediatric GI and Nutrition 
Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital
New York, NY
Angelina E. Collins, MSN, ANP-BC
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
UC San Diego Health
La Jolla, CA
Millie D. Long, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Vice-Chief for Education
Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of North Carolina 
Chapel Hill, NC 
Millie D. Long, MD, MPH

Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, is board certified in internal medicine, preventive medicine, and gastroenterology. Dr. Long received her medical degree from University of Virginia in 2002. She then completed residency in internal medicine and a chief residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology, preventive medicine, and inflammatory bowel disease, all at University of North Carolina. She is currently Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Long’s clinical practice is at the UNC Multidisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Center. Her research interests include prevention of complications of IBD, women’s health, and clinical epidemiology. Dr. Long has contributed to over 200 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and review articles and to the medical literature. She is the current co-Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. She also serves as an invited reviewer for journals such as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Gastroenterology.

Dr. Long is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, where she serves on the Board of Trustees. She is also a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, where she co-chairs the Clinical Research Alliance.

Statement of Need

Patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) frequently experience bowel urgency, a symptom resulting in rushing to the bathroom and sometimes causing loss of bowel control. The symptom of bowel urgency dramatically impacts patient quality of life (QoL), and can lead to depression, social isolation, disruption with work, interference with relationships and sexual intimacy, sleep disruptions, and fatigue. Bowel urgency is more commonly associated with ulcerative colitis, leading many gastroenterologists to forget to assess for this symptom in patients with CD or to only assess for it in patients with disease in the colon region. However, over 70% of patients with CD experience bowel urgency and it is reported as a common and disruptive symptom alongside pain and fatigue.

In this CME Outfitters livestream symposium, expert faculty will discuss recognizing the frequency of bowel urgency in patients with CD and the impact to patient QoL, incorporating assessments for bowel urgency as part of thorough symptom evaluation for patients with CD, and engaging patients in open communication about their bowel urgency as part of shared decision-making in order to improve clinical outcomes.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to better:

  • Recognize the frequency of bowel urgency in patients with CD and the impact to patient QoL
  • Incorporate assessments for bowel urgency as part of thorough symptom evaluation for patients with CD
  • Engage patients in open communication about their bowel urgency as part of shared decision-making in order to improve clinical outcomes

Financial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Target Audience

Primary Audience: Gastroenterologists, physician associates (PAs), and nurse practitioners (NPs)
Secondary Audience: Nurses and pharmacists

Credit Information

Jointly Accredited Provider

In support of improving patient care, CME Outfitters, LLC, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Interprofessional (IPCE) 1.5

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit for learning and change.

Physicians (ACCME) 1.5

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses (ANCC) 1.5

This activity is designated for 1.50 contact hours.

California Residents: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. CME Outfitters LLC’s provider number is CEP15510.

Note to Nurse Practitioners: The content of this CNE activity pertains to Pharmacology.

Pharmacists (ACPE) 1.5

This application-based activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours ( 0.15 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy credit ( JA0007185-0000-24-020-L01-P ).

PAs (AAPA) 1.5

CME Outfitters, LLC, has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 07/20/2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

ABIM MOC 1.5

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

MIPS Improvement Activity

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

Royal College MOC

Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Disclosure Declaration

Dr. Dubinsky reports the following financial relationships:

Advisory Board and Consultant: AbbVie Inc.; Abivax; AstraZeneca; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Celltrion Inc.; Janssen Biotech, Inc.; Lilly; Merck & Co., Inc; Pfizer Inc.; Prometheus Biosciences; Spyre Therapeutics, Inc.; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Other financial or material support: (PI) Janssen Biotech, Inc. Road to Prevention; (Co-PI) Helmsley Foundation PK Dashboard Optimized Dosing of Infliximab is not inferior to Standard Reactive Dosing: The OPTIMIZE Trial

Ms. Collins reports the following financial relationships:

Advisory Board: AbbVie Inc. and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Consultant: AbbVie Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Speakers Bureau: AbbVie Inc.; Lilly; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Dr. Long reports the following financial relationships:

Consultant: AbbVie Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Lilly; Pfizer Inc.; Prometheus Biosciences, Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and Target RWE

Research Support: Lilly; Pfizer Inc.; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

The following individuals have no financial relationships to disclose: 

Thai Nguyen, MD, MHA (Peer Reviewer)
Michael Franks, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC (Peer Reviewer)
Keshia Pitt, PhD (Planning Committee)
Kasey Brandt, PharmD (Planning Committee)
Sandra Caballero, PharmD (Planning Committee)
Scott J. Hershman, MD, FACEHP, CHCP (Planning Committee)
Sharon Tordoff (Planning Committee)

Obtaining Credit

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Questions about this activity?

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Livestream: Shedding Light on Bowel Urgency: Presenting the Latest Data and Initiating Conversations in Crohn’s Disease Management
Event Date: 05/20/2024 at 06:15 EST