Personalized Approaches to Sustained Biologic Remission in CROHN'S DISEASE-Allentown, PA

Allentown, PA US
July 21, 2016
Desired Outcomes
This initiative has been designed to increase knowledge and competence and the participant’s ability to:
   1. Increase the frequency of colonoscopy or other imaging modalities prior to and following the initiation of a biologic therapy in patients with CD
    2. Increase the utilization of mucosal healing as a therapeutic endpoint in clinical practice
Discussion Outline
1. Introductory Remarks
2. Endoscopy for the Assessment of Mucosal Healing
    a. The relationship between endoscopic improvement and treatment outcomes
    b. Endoscopic disease scoring scales in CD
    c. The relationship between treatment and achievement of mucosal healing
3. Novel Techniques to Assess Mucosal Healing: Radiology & Biomarkers
    a. MRI
    b. Capsule Endoscopy
    c. C-reactive protein
    d. Calprotectin
    e. Lactoferrin
4. Individualizing Therapy for Patients with Crohn’s Disease
    a. Symptoms relief vs. endoscopic findings
    b. Prognostic stratification
    c. Therapeutic drug monitoring
    d. ‘Step-up’ vs ‘Top-down’ treatment approaches
5. Concluding Remarks and Audience Q & A
 
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie, Prometheus, and UCB, Inc.

Target Audience

These activities have been designed to meet the educational needs of gastroenterologists and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with Crohn’s disease (CD).

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of these activities, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the clinical benefits of mucosal healing in patients with CD;
  • Design an effective treatment plan that maximizes the occurrence of mucosal healing in patients with CD;
  • Evaluate the clinical utility of colonoscopy, non-invasive imaging techniques, and biomarkers for the assessment of mucosal healing in patients with CD.
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Donna Falco
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Event starts: 
07/21/2016 - 5:30pm
Event ends: 
07/21/2016 - 6:30pm
Activity opens: 
07/21/2016
Activity expires: 
01/21/2017
Kasych Family Pavilion Medical Imaging of Lehigh Valley
1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd
Rooms: 6&7
Allentown, PA 18103
United States
Program Co-Chairs:
David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP
The Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

William J. Sandborn, MD
Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Director, UCSD IBD Center
University of California, San Diego and UC San Diego
Health System
La Jolla, CA
 
Faculty Presenters:
Raymond Cross, MD, MS, AGAF
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Co-Director, Digestive Health Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Anastasia Shnitser, MD, MS
Eastern Pennsylvania Gastroenterology & Liver Specialists
Division of Gastroenterology, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, PA
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of South Florida Morsani School of Medicine
Tampa, FL
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, FACTORx, and MedEd Consulting. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.  For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
 
Disclaimer
The information presented at this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician regarding diagnosis and treatment of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Accreditation Period

Activity opens: 
07/21/2016
Activity expires: 
01/21/2017

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