Improving Clinical Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction in Ulcerative Colitis – Tweetorial #2




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
Columbus, Ohio


Release date: November 16, 2020
Expiration date: November 16, 2021
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.25 hour(s)



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.


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

  • Apply safety and efficacy data from clinical trials and real-world studies of new and emerging agents to achieve an individualized, patient-centered approach to UC management

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of November 16, 2020 through November 16, 2021, 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 100%.




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The following faculty/planners reported the financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of these CME activities:

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

The Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. planners/managers have nothing to disclose.


This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


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