(Live Webinar) The Changing Landscape of Ulcerative Colitis: Identification, New Methods of Treatment, and Implications in the COVID-19 Era

July 30, 2020

As an inflammatory condition, the management of ulcerative colitis (UC) in the current COVID-19 landscape is important as are several other elements of UC. With the growing number of UC patients, gastroenterology teams that include gastroenterologists, GI surgeons, nurses, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and other valuable practitioners together will be essential to provide care for the increasing patient population.

It is vital that clinicians who manage a patient population on medications affecting the host inflammatory and immune responses be informed regarding adaptive ways to keep their patients safe. Centered on actual patient cases, this continuing education activity aims to provide UC care team members with the latest data regarding:

  • Managing UC in the COVID-19 landscape;
  • Insights into inflammation and the current pandemic;
  • AASLD, ACG, AGA, and ASGE recent guideline updates;
  • Potential mechanisms: ACE2 pathway; immunosuppressive therapy; others;
  • Strategies for re-focusing care in UC; 
  • Overcoming barriers and adapting to changing treatment goals;
  • Assessing novel treatments and future directions; and
  • Best practices for team-based care approaches with improved patient communication.

 

Target Audience

Integral members of the multidisciplinary IBD patient care team including gastroenterologists, GI surgeons, NP/PAs, and nurses.

 

 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate key considerations and the latest emerging data for managing ulcerative colitis and its associated comorbidities in the era of COVID-19.
  • Describe several ways in which the management of UC has changed over the past two years, and ways to adapt to these changes in practice.
  • Review current and evolving agents used for UC, regarding pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, and overall role in UC management.
  • Assess ways in which to improve comprehensive UC care through communication with patients and involvement of other individuals on the care team.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.25 ABCGN
    According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), the approved hours in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN. Specific Category Approved: Hours Approved: 1.25
  • 1.25 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 Live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.25 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.
  • 1.25 Participation
Course opens: 
07/30/2020
Course expires: 
07/30/2020
Event starts: 
07/30/2020 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
07/30/2020 - 1:15pm
FACULTY

Sharmeel K. Wasan, MD
Course Director
Fellowship Director, Section of Gastroenterology
Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Wasan has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Joseph D. Feuerstein, MD
Associate Clinical Chief, Gastroenterology
Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dr. Feuerstein has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ryan Ungaro, MD
The Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Center
Mount Sinai Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York City, New York

Dr. Ungaro is a consultant for Abbvie, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Pfizer and Takeda; he also receives research support fro Abbvie, Boehringer  Ingelheim and Pfizer. 

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 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Contact Hours: 1.25, all is eligible for pharmacology credit

AAPA Accreditation
This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.25 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits. Approval is valid from 8/31/2020 to 8/30/2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-200822.

ABCGN Accreditation
According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), the approved hours in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN.

Contact Hours: 1.25 G.I. Specific Category 5 hours

 

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.25 ABCGN
    According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), the approved hours in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN. Specific Category Approved: Hours Approved: 1.25
  • 1.25 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 Live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.25 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.
  • 1.25 Participation
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