Current Controversies in
IBD Treatment

This Webcast Discusses:

  • The benefits of using either mucosal healing or clinical symptoms as a standard therapeutic endpoint
  • Advantages and disadvantages to early aggressive therapies


Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG

Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG, AGAF
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Thomas A. Ullman, MD, FACG

Thomas A. Ullman, MD, FACG
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York

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Credit Designation

The UAMS College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per module. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring material.

Nurses: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc., an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

SGNA designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour.

Gastroenterology Nurses: According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 1 hour earned in this activity is considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN.

Instructions: Approximately 1 hour is needed to complete this activity. To satisfy credit requirements, complete the pre-webcast survey, then register and watch the 60 minute video recording of the presentation and examine the associated slides. Thereafter, complete the post-webcast evaluation and post-test. You must earn 70% or higher on the post-test in order to be eligible for credit. Your credit certificate will be available for printing immediately after passing the post-test.

The live broadcast of this webcast took place on April 12, 2011. The enduring material was created and launched on May 24, 2011. This enduring material will expire on May 24, 2012.

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This program is supported by an educational grant from:
Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc.

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Designed to fit into your busy practice schedule and featuring relevant and compelling topics, this one-hour free accredited enduring material is now available on demand for your convenience. The content of this online archive was derived from a live webcast presented by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.


Program materials, including presentations (PDF)
Disclosures for Faculty & Planning Committee (PDF)
Webcast Transcript (PDF)
Audio file (MP3)

Who Should Participate

This webcast will be of immediate clinical value for:

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Pediatric Gastroenterologists
  • Internists
  • Gastroenterology Nurses
  • Nurses
  • IBD Surgeons
  • Other Healthcare Professionals

Continuing Medical Education:

ACCMEThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. The UAMS College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored or jointly sponsored educational activities. All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CME) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship. Financial relationships of the individual’s spouse or partner must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CME. The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Individuals who refuse to disclose will be disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CME activity.

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  • AOL 8
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  • Internal/external speakers
  • Broadband connection (DSL/cable) recommended

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