Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), 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 UC. 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.
Aline Charabaty, MD, AGAF
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Clinical Director, GI Division
Director, IBD Center
Johns Hopkins – Sibley Memorial Hospital
Washington, District of Columbia
Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, FACG
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, OSU Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Abercrombie & Fitch Endowed Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
This program is intended for 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.
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Aline Charabaty, MD, AGAF
Consulting Fees: AbbVie, Janssen, Takeda
Speakers’ Bureaus: AbbVie, Takeda
Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, FACG
Consulting Fees: AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Janssen, Pfizer, Inc., Takeda
Speakers’ Bureaus: AbbVie, Janssen, Pfizer, Inc., Takeda
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Takeda
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