Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Summit Check-in: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
CME Activity: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Welcome Reception: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Summit Check-in and Breakfast: 7:30 am – 8:00 am
CME Activity: 8:00 am – 3:45 pm

Marriott Plaza San Antonio Hotel
555 S Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX

Program Overview

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), of which Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two main subtypes, is a chronic, relapsing condition characterized by an overly active immune response to the gut enteric flora, resulting in bowel inflammation and ulceration. IBD has a detrimental effect on quality of life for patients who suffer from this disease. Despite the increasing prevalence of IBD, gastroenterology fellows receive inadequate education regarding the diagnosis, classification, and management of these patients. Now in its third year, the IBD Summit for Fellows will feature expert faculty who will discuss optimal strategies for providing care to patients with IBD.

CME Information

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is gastroenterology fellows and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with IBD.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the immunopathology of IBD and the implications for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Assess the clinical safety and efficacy of available and emerging treatments for IBD.
  • Review the importance of adherence to established quality measures for IBD management for both providers and patients.
  • Evaluate the components of effective treat-to-target approach for patients with IBD.
  • Appraise effective strategies to implement shared decision-making and engage patients in their own care.