Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a heterogeneous disorder that requires an individualized approach in order to achieve goals of treatment such as mucosal healing and deep, long-term remission. The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) released updated treatment guidelines in 2019 that include recommendations for disease stratification, prognosis, treatment options, and disease monitoring. These guidelines, along with new efficacy, safety, and comparative effectiveness data and the approval of additional therapies, facilitate the identification of the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. Clinicians who care for patients with UC must ensure that they are aware of these updates and incorporate them into practice in order to optimize patient outcomes.
This CME Outfitters virtual symposium features the UC guideline authors discussing the newest recommendations and their translation to practice. Additionally, a shared decision-making (SDM) demonstration video will be integrated into the symposium to illustrate effective and ineffective patient-provider communication on treatment decisions.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:
Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Gastroenterologists, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists
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Dr. Rubin reports that he receives grants from AbbVie Inc.; Genentech, Inc./Roche; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Prometheus Laboratories Inc.; Shire; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. He is a consultant for AbbVie Inc.; AbGenomics; Allergan; Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Biomica; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Dizal Pharmaceutical; Eli Lilly and Company; Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Genentech, Inc./Roche; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Medtronic; Merck & Co., Inc.; Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Shire; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and TARGET PharmaSolutions, Inc. He receives other financial or material support as a member of the Board of Trustees for the American College of Gastroenterology; as Co-Founder, CFO of Cornerstones Health, Inc. (non-profit); and as Co-Founder of GoDuRn, LLC.
Dr. Dalal reports that she serves on the advisory committee for Pfizer Inc. She is on the speakers bureau for AbbVie Inc.
Dr. Regueiro reports that he receives research support from AbbVie Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. He receives unrestricted educational grants from AbbVie Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Salix Pharmaceuticals; Shire; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and UCB, Inc.; He is on advisory boards and a consultant for AbbVie Inc.; Allergan; Amgen Inc; Celgene Corporation; Genentech, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Miraca Laboratories; Pfizer Inc.; Salix Pharmaceuticals; Seres Therapeutics; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and UCB, Inc.
Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.
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