Live Stream: 2019 Management of Ulcerative Colitis: Where, When, Who, and What Now?
Live Webcast: Friday, February 8, 2019
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM ET
This activity offers CE credit for:
- Physicians (CME)
- Nurses (CNE)
- Pharmacists (ACPE)
All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Credit Expiration Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
|David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP, FASGE
Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine
Section Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center
University of Chicago Medicine
|Miguel Regueiro, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP
Chair, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Vice Chair, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Professor of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine
Statement of Need
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a progressive disease whose clinical, functional, and psychosocial impact can be comparable to that of Crohn’s disease (CD). While the management of UC has for some time focused on simple control of symptoms, strategies for managing UC have progressed, with treatment goals shifting from resolution of symptoms to full control of the disease, with a final aim of halting or preventing disease progression. Management strategies have shifted from a step-up to a top-down approach to achieve these goals, which include mucosal healing, prevention of complications, surgery, and disability, and restoration of quality of life. This means that immunosuppressants and/or biologics are used earlier during the course of the disease; however, it leads to challenges for clinicians in identifying which patients will benefit from early intervention and which will derive minimal benefit.
The American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Care Pathways provide practical tools to help providers risk-stratify their patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) into those with low or moderate/high-risk disease. This stratification helps identify the most appropriate therapy for each patient that will lead to low disease activity or endoscopic remission. Unfortunately, several gaps have been noted in these areas. Clinicians are not appropriately using biologic agents for the treatment of UC and personalized plans such as the UC Care Pathway are often underutilized.
In this CME Outfitters symposium, expert faculty will discuss risk stratification in patients with UC, incorporation of biologies into personalized treatment plans, and integrating the Clinical Care Pathway and real-world data into treatment algorithms.
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Apply approaches to identify moderate- to high-risk patients with UC in clinical practice.
- Select appropriate biologic therapy for individual patients with UC, taking into account disease burden, severity, treatment efficacy, safety, personalized risk/benefit profiles, and patient preference.
- Integrate evidence-based guidelines and findings from real-world studies into management plans for patients with UC that factor in treatment goals, initial therapy, continuous monitoring, and medication adjustments as needed.
The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:
- Describe approaches to identify moderate- to high-risk patients with UC in clinical practice.
- Identify appropriate biologic therapy for individual patients with UC, considering disease burden, severity, treatment efficacy, safety, personalized risk/benefit profiles, and patient preference.
- Explain evidence-based guidelines and findings from real-world studies that can be used in management plans for patients with UC that factor in treatment goals, initial therapy, continuous monitoring, and medication adjustments.
Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Gastroenterologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who treat patients with ulcerative colitis.
CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE Credit (Nurses):
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.5 contact hours.
Note to Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists: the content of this activity pertains to pharmacology. Earn up to 1.5 contact hours of pharmacotherapeutic contact hours.
Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse Practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.
CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 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.
Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
MIPS Improvement Activity: This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.
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