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ReachMDClinical Challenges of IBD Management: Biologic Failure and Advances in Surgery (CME)

A specialist in IBD explains the clinical difficulties associated with managing the condition, including biologic failure and surgical care, in this succinct medical minute.

Embark on a journey to improve IBD patient care with Dr. Bruce E. Sands, as he unpacks complex concepts of biologic failure and the emerging role of surgery in IBD management. Drawing from his extensive experience and the latest research, Dr. Sands elucidates effective strategies for healthcare professionals to implement in their daily clinical practice.

Key Points:

  • Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS, provides an in-depth discussion on the clinical challenges of IBD management, biologic failure, and advances in surgery.
  • This program is designed for the IBD care team including gastroenterologists, advanced practice providers, internal medicine and family medicine physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in IBD care.
  • Learning objectives include applying strategies for optimal management of IBD patients not responding to biologic therapy and detailing recent advances in IBD surgery and its impact on patient outcomes.

Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements:

  • The AGA Institute designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
  • In support of improving patient care, Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
  • ANCC Credit Designation:
    • Nursing contact hours: 0.25, which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology credit
  • AAPA Credit Designation:
    • Partners in Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.
    • This activity is designated for 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until June 14, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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Did You Know?
Even after the introduction of anti-TNF therapies, about one-third of Crohn’s patients will still require surgery within a 5- to 10-year period after diagnosis, and around 10% of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients will require surgery within 10 years of diagnosis.

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