Better Days Ahead? Opportunities to Improve Care for Patients with IBD: A Focus on New and Emerging Therapies



Release date: June 29, 2021
Expiration date: June 29, 2022
Estimated time to complete activity: 105 minutes



Provided by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie Inc.


Aline Charabaty, MD, AGAF, FACG (Chair)
Assistant Clinical Director, Division of Gastroenterology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins – Sibley Memorial Hospital
Washington, District of Columbia

Marla C. Dubinsky, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Chief, Pediatric GI and Nutrition
Co-Director, Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Center
Mount Sinai Hospital Kravis Children’s Hospital
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai New York
New York, New York

Dana Lukin, MD, PhD, AGAF, FACG
Clinical Director of Translational Research
Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Advanced Fellowship Program in IBD
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease, reduces patients’ quality of life and is associated with substantial medical, financial, and social burdens. More than 3 million people in the US and Europe are estimated to have IBD. Despite recent advances in therapies, clinicians are still faced with challenges in treating and managing their patients with IBD. Clinicians must choose from a vast array of agents in a variety of drug classes with different mechanisms of action, including agents that are newly available or under clinical investigation. In view of this expansion of therapeutic options, it is crucial for clinicians to remain current regarding all potential treatment strategies to ensure optimal patient outcomes.


This program is intended for IBD specialists, gastroenterologists, gastroenterologists in training, surgeons, subspecialists including dieticians and psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare team members involved in or interested in the care of patients with IBD.


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

  • Apply safety and efficacy data from clinical trials of new and emerging agents to achieve an individualized, patient-centered approach to IBD management
  • Analyze potential approaches for positioning new and emerging therapies for UC
  • Evaluate complex clinical situations in which patients with IBD may benefit from management strategies, including novel therapies

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of June 29, 2021 through June 29, 2022, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.






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The following faculty/planners reported the financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of these CME activities:

Aline Charabaty, MD, AGAF, FACG
Consulting Fees: AbbVie, Janssen, Pfizer, Takeda

Marla C. Dubinsky, MD
Consulting Fees: AbbVie, Amgen, Arena, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Cornerstones Health, Eli Lilly, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Merck, Pfizer, Prometheus Biosciences, Projections Research, Rebiotix, Takeda, Target PharmaSolutions
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Janssen, Prometheus Biosciences
Ownership Interest/Co-Founder: MiTest Health, Trellus Health

Dana Lukin, MD, PhD, AGAF, FACG
Consulting Fees: Abgenomics, AbbVie, Palatin Technologies, Pfizer, Takeda
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Janssen, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Takeda

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