Live! Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011
6 p.m. EST

Presented by Miguel Regueiro, MD
Clinical head and co-director, UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

More than 50 percent of patients with Crohn’s disease will require surgery in their lifetime. While surgery removes the diseased intestines, it is not curative and recurrence is common. Dr. Miguel Regueiro will discuss groundbreaking research from the UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center that has found treating patients with medication after resection can prevent Crohn’s disease recurrence.

UPMC offers this free online CME course that will enable you to identify the risk factors associated with postoperative Crohn’s disease recurrence; understand the medication options for prevention and treatment of recurrent Crohn’s disease; as well as outline appropriate surveillance strategies to identify recurrence.

Course Director: Miguel D. Regueiro, MD

Disclosure of Course Director: Dr. Regueiro has no relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Target Audience:  This program is intended for community based gastroenterologists, surgeons, primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurses, case managers, social workers, fellows and residents seeking updated information to enhance the clinical care and management of Crohn’s Disease patients.

Objectives:

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

  • Establish the age of onset and geographic distribution of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Determine the etiologic factors associated with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Identify which medications may be effective in preventing postoperative Crohn’s disease.

Event Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 6 pm EST

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  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 1.0 continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hours.

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