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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Marc Schwartz gives a presentation on the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease, including extraintestinal manifestations and surgical therapy options.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve patient outcomes on biologic therapies by optimizing the approach
  • Improve patient outcomes with the appropriate use of surgery in the management of ulcerative colitis
  • Improve management of extraintestinal manifestations of IBD

Reading Resources:

  1. Abraham C, Cho JH. Inflammatory bowel disease. N Engl J Med. 2009 Nov 19;361(21):2066-78
  2. Colombe! JF, Narula N, Peyrin-Biroulet L. Management Strategies to Improve Outcomes of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Gastroenterology. 2017 Feb;152(2):351-361
  3. Vande Casteele N, Ferrante M, Van Assche G, Ballet V, Compernolle G, Van Steen K, Simoens S, Rutgeerts P, Gils A, Vermeire S. Trough concentrations of infliximab guide dosing for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology. 2015
    Jun;148(7):1320-9

Disclosures:

Dr. Schwartz has reported no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.125) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.25 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 11/9/2017 | Last Modified On:11/9/2017 | Expires: 11/9/2018

Presenter

Marc B. Schwartz

Marc B. Schwartz Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
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