Course Director

David T. Rubin, MD
David T. Rubin, MD

Digestive Diseases Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Accredited by

Penn State College of Medicine

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Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.25 Credits
Release Date:2018-Aug-22
Expiration Date:2019-Aug-21
Estimated Time for Completion:15 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, a digestive diseases expert discusses recent clinical findings in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) presented at Digestive Disease Week 2018 (DDW 2018), held from June 2-5, in Washington, DC. An overview and practical insights are offered on new data that speak to a rapidly evolving treatment landscape in IBD.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Interpret updated data on approved therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to inform clinical decision-making for individual patients
  • Evaluate recent safety and efficacy data related to emerging agents for IBD, recognizing potential implications for patient treatment strategies
  • Integrate new evidence into practice to achieve and maintain treatment goals in individual patients with IBD

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of gastroenterologists and other clinicians involved in the management of inflammatory bowel disease.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: August 22, 2018 - August 21, 2019
Time to Complete: 15 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, Penn State College of Medicine has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Course Director

David T. Rubin, MD
Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

David T. Rubin, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for AbbVie Inc.; AbGenomics International, Inc.; Allergan; Amgen Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Forward Pharma USA, LLC; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Salix Pharmaceuticals; Shire; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and TARGET PharmaSolutions, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from AbbVie Inc.; Genentech, Inc./F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Prometheus Laboratories Inc.; Shire; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and UCB, Inc.
Other Financial or Material Support from Board of Trustees for American College of Gastroenterology; Co-Founder of Cornerstone HealthCare, Inc. (non-profit); and Co-Founder of GoDuRn, LLC.

Medical Director

Kathryn B. Charalambous, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Kathryn B. Charalambous, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Other PVI staff who may potentially review content for this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Penn State College of Medicine staff and faculty involved in the development and review of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Providership, Credit, and Support

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 Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Information about CME credit for this activity is available by contacting Penn State at 717-531-6483 or Reference course # G6350-19-T.


This CME activity is jointly provided by Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

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