Personalized Approaches to Sustained Biologic Remission in CROHN'S DISEASE-Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill, NC US
January 12, 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
ACGME/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: 
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Event starts: 
01/12/2016 - 4:30pm
Event ends: 
01/12/2016 - 5:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
101 Manning Drive
Main Hospital, 2nd floor, Surgery Conference Room
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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:
Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Maria T. Abreu, MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Martin Kalser Chair in Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Crohn’s & Colitis Center
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, 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.

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.

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