Managing the IBD Patient: Surgical Management of Crohn’s Strictures

Release date: March 1, 2021
Expiration date: March 1, 2022
Estimated time to complete activity: 60 minutes





Despite an increased understanding of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) pathophysiology and the introduction of corresponding targeted treatments with the potential to alter the disease’s natural history, clinical and endoscopic remission remain elusive for many patients. Several factors contribute to suboptimal outcomes, including an entrenched treatment paradigm that frequently results in prolonged use of ineffective medications, uncertainty about the safety and efficacy of medications, systemic barriers, and access challenges.

In order to effectively treat IBD, gastroenterologists and the multidisciplinary IBD team of clinicians need strong foundational knowledge of the broad range of therapeutic agents licensed for the induction and maintenance of disease control, and how to individualize their use for any given patient. Education is necessary to ensure that clinicians who manage patients with IBD are up-to-date on current management strategies, including the use of objective measures such as mucosal healing and deep remission; new and emerging therapies, particularly novel mechanisms of action and safety profiles; and recent data from clinical trials. Clinicians must be knowledgeable regarding the benefits of early intervention, top-down versus step-up approaches, strategies for attaining remission and reducing healthcare costs, and new treat-to-target recommendations for management. This program will reduce these gaps through a conversational-style venue that fosters deeper educational impact and ultimately improves patient care.


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

Stefan D. Holubar, MD, MS
IBD Surgery Section Chief
Director of Research, Colorectal Department
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio


This educational initiative has been designed for all members involved in the IBD-care continuum. Of those that will derive the most benefit from this program are gastroenterologists, gastroenterologists in training, surgeons, subspecialists including dieticians and psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician’s 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:

  • Outline current approaches and guideline-directed strategies for the management of IBD
  • Analyze challenging patient cases to identify alternate clinical approaches and enhance patient outcomes for IBD
  • Recognize the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to care in managing patients with IBD

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of March 1, 2021 through March 1, 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 100%.




This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. and Monday Night IBD. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Live Participation on March 1, 2021:
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participation from March 2, 2021 – March 1, 2022:
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. at (855) 835-4004 or


Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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

Aline Charabaty, MD AGAF
Consulting Fees: AbbVie, Janssen, Takeda
Speakers’ Bureaus: AbbVie, Takeda

Stefan D. Holubar, MD, MS
Consulting Fees: Guidepoint, Shionogi, Takeda

The Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. planners/managers do not have any conflicts of interest 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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The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.


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Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie Inc. Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.


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