This educational activity is provided by the American Gastroenterological Association.
Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Produced by Haymarket Medical Education (HME)
The diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains complex and multifactorial, and confirmation of the diagnosis is based on a combination of physical history and clinical examination, histologic and hematologic laboratory tests, and imaging-based information. In this activity, Dr. Asher Kornbluth outlines a step-by step approach to the diagnostic workup of IBD in the context of a young woman who presents to her primary care physician complaining of intermittent symptoms suggestive of IBD. The activity takes the learner through the multiple tools for the diagnostic workup, including serologic testing for markers of inflammation, colonoscopy, ileoscopy, capsule endoscopy, small-bowel and colonic biopsies, and small-bowel radiologic imaging.
Gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians who manage patients with IBD
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Identify the role of various strategies for the workup and staging of IBD, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
Promptly refer patients to gastroenterology specialists and/or IBD centers while continuing to manage their overall health
Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy
In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.
Asher Kornbluth, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY
Dr. Kornbluth serves on the speakers’ bureaus for, is a consultant for, sits on the advisory board of, and/or has received research support from AbbVie Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Prometheus Laboratories Inc., Salix Pharmaceuticals, and Santarus Pharma.
Accredited Provider and Publishing Staff Disclosures
No other individuals involved with planning and delivering the content disclosed any relevant financial relationships.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The AGA Institute designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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