Incorporating and Switching to Biosimilars: Tools for Overcoming Barriers to Clinical Use

The use of biologic agents is ideally suited for the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, the widespread use of biosimilars for these and other non-gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions has been met with hesitation.

This program includes information that will increase healthcare providers understanding of biosimilar concepts, encourage implementation of practical approaches to educate patients and providers on the use of biosimilars as first-line agents or switching a patient to biosimilars and improving the ability of providers to discuss biosimilar options with their patients as part of shared-decision making.

Our expert faculty, including gastroenterologists and a pharmacist, describe their experience with switching from the originator drug to a biosimilar and how this transition was successfully made through focusing on collaboration among multiple stakeholders for buy-in and process standardization.

 

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, rheumatologists, pharmacists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants

 

 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to (or better able to):

  1. Compare and contrast biosimilars and their reference agents for use in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in order to optimize IBD treatment.
  2. Identify barriers to biosimilar use in practice, and implement practical strategies to overcome these barriers.
  3. Describe core actionable strategies to increase uptake of biosimilars in clinical practice.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
05/01/2020
Course expires: 
05/01/2021

 

 

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FACULTY

Shubha Bhat, PharmD, MS, BCACP
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Crohn’s and Colitis Program
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Dr. Bhat has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc
Course Director
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mayo Clinic
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Dr. Farraye is a consultant for Braintree Laboratories, Bristol Meyer Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Pfizer Inc. He also is a stockholder and on the advisory board for Innovation Pharmaceuticals and is on the data safety monitoring board for Eli Lilly and Company and Theravance Biopharma.

Alan Moss, MD, FACG, AGAF, FEBG, FRCPI
Director, Crohn’s and Colitis Program
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Dr. Moss is a consultant for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Seres Therapeutics Inc., and Theravance Biopharma.

 

CME Project Manager: Michael Burk

CME Accreditation

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

ANCC Accreditation

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

CNE Contact Hours: 1, all of which is eligible for pharmacology credit

ACPE Accreditation

The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This is a knowledge-based educational activity. Pharmacists will receive 1.0 contact hour (0.10 ceus) for the educational activity. No partial credit is available. ACPE Universal Activity Number (UAN):  0060-9999-20-021-L01-P. 

 

MOC Accreditation

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive MOC points, you MUST pass the post-assessment and complete the evaluation. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through BUSM’s ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow for 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

ABIM/MOC: 1 Medical Knowledge MOC points

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 1.00 Participation
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