New Advances in Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Expert Strategies for Optimal Management

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

This activity is an archive from the live session from the 2020 Spring Managed Care Forum. If you participated in the live session, you are not eligible for continuing education credits from this archive

This activity is valid from May 1, 2020 to May 1, 2021

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, frequently progressive condition that affects approximately 1.6 million people in the United States. This lifelong, systemic autoimmune illness often strikes patients at a young age and must be managed across a lifetime. The diagnosis of IBD is most commonly based on imaging to assess the portions of the small bowel that are inaccessible to optical endoscopic visualization, which may also include a combination of endoscopy and histopathology. Imaging plays a critical role in the initial diagnosis and ongoing evaluation of IBD patients. The treatment goal for IBD is to reduce the inflammation, in hopes of achieving reduced symptoms and possibly remission. Immediate goals are to control the symptoms, induction of remission, and to help improve a patient’s quality of life, while long-term goals include maintenance of a corticosteroid-free clinical remission, mucosal healing, endoscopic remission, prevention or cure of complications, restoration, and maintenance of proper nutrition. The first step for IBD treatment is aminosalicylates, which are useful for treating flares of IBD and for maintaining remission. There are also the uses of antibiotics that treat bacterial infections that may result from abscesses or fistulas. Corticosteroids can be used and they are rapid-acting anti-inflammatory agents and are indicated for acute flares of disease only and have no role in the maintenance of remission. Immunomodulators have a slower onset of action and work to reduce patients’ overactive immune system but unlike corticosteroids, they can be used as a long-term treatment. And the fifth way to treat IBD is with biologics, which are proteins that stop certain molecules in the body from causing inflammation in the GI tract. These are usually prescribed to those living with moderate to severe cases of IBD who haven’t responded to other types of treatment.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explore recent guidelines and clinical trial data to inform the next generation of therapies in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

  • Identify new diagnostic methods to stratify patients with IBD to determine optimal customized treatment strategies

  • Analyze the safety and efficacy for current and emerging treatments of IBD, including those with specific therapeutic targets

  • Evaluate multidisciplinary care team strategies to overcome different challenges in IBD management

  • Assess managed care considerations that account for evolving therapeutic mechanisms in IBD

Faculty: Stephen B. Hanauer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University


Dr. Hanauer serves as a consultant to AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Arena, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Celltrion, Genentech, Gilead, GSK, Janssen, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer, Prometheus, Receptos, Salix, Samsung Bioepis, Seres Therapeutics, Takeda, and UCB Pharma. He has received grant/research support (on behalf of his institution) from AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Celgene, Genentech, GKS, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Prometheus, Receptos, Takeda, and UCB. He serves on the speaker’s bureau to AbbVie, Janssen, and Takeda. He has served on the Data Safety Monitoring Board for Arena and Bristol-Meyers Squibb. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Accreditation & Designation
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 the National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) and American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN). The National Association of Managed Care Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Each
physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in continuing
nursing credit.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

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