Optimizing Immunization in IBD: A Quality Improvement Curriculum

The goal of this educational curriculum is to align gastroenterologists, other gastroenterology clinicians, and other healthcare providers with quality-focused strategies to deliver optimal immunization and preventive care to adult patients with IBD.
Program Developer/Facilitator: MCM Education.
Medium: Online Presentation
Commerical Support: This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Pfizer Inc. and Merck.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows, gastroenterology NPs/PAs, gastroenterology nurses, and other healthcare providers who manage patients with IBD, including primary care/internal medicine clinicians.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity,the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the 2017 American College of Gastroenterology guidelines for immunizing patients with IBD;
  • Discuss the importance of administering guideline-concordant immunization to IBD patients;
  • Recognize the team needed to implement strategies to improve preventive care in IBD patients within a practice and health system;
  • Implement interventions that will coordinate care within their own practice and with PCPs to ensure appropriate vaccination;
  • Regularly review key quality measures for preventive care in patients with IBD.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  David T. Rubin, MD
  Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine
  Section Chief, Gastroenterology,
  Hepatology and Nutrition
  Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center
  University of Chicago Medicine
                            Chicago, IL

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and MCM Education in collaboration with RealCME. 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 enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . 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.
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