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Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic Type 2 inflammatory disease that affects approximately 41 in 100,000 Americans and is associated with a significant clinical and psychosocial burden. EoE is characterized by accumulation of eosinophils, basophils, and mast cells in the esophagus, and when poorly controlled leads to remodeling, narrowing, and fibrosis. Early and accurate diagnosis is crucial for guiding treatment and preventing potentially irreversible esophageal damage. Historically, treatment options have been comprised of dietary restriction, esophageal dilation, proton pump inhibitors, and corticosteroids, all of which often result in suboptimal responses. However, recent advances in understanding of the pathogenesis of EoE have driven the development of novel therapies specifically targeted at various immune mediators. One of these agents, the anti-IL-4/IL-13 dupilumab, became the first FDA-approved treatment for EoE earlier this year.
Join our esteemed faculty as they discuss key strategies to improve the outcomes of patients with EoE. Topics will include early diagnosis, recent clinical trial data regarding new and emerging therapies, and evolving evidence-based recommendations for treatment.
Seema Aceves, MD, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine
MRD Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
Director, Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic
Division of Allergy Immunology
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
University of California
San Diego, California
Ikuo Hirano, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
This educational activity has been designed for allergists and gastroenterologists, specialty nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and internal medicine clinicians involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with EoE.
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Seema S. Aceves, MD, PhD
Advisory Board: AstraZeneca
Consultant: AstraZeneca, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Nexstone Immunology, Sanofi/Regeneron
Disease State Awareness Education Speaker: Sanofi/Regeneron
Grant Funding: Implicit Biosciences
Patent (UCSD)/Royalties: Takeda
Ikuo Hirano, MD
Clinical Trial Support: Allakos, AstraZeneca, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Celgene, Sanofi/Regeneron, Takeda/Shire
Consultant: Allakos, AstraZeneca, Bristol Meyers Squibb/Receptos, Calyx/Parexel, Celldex, Ellodi/Adare, Phathom Pharmaceuticals, Takeda/Shire, Sanofi/Regeneron
Speaker Bureau: Sanofi/Regeneron
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