Hans Herfarth, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Miguel Regueiro, MD
Professor of Medicine
Co-Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Jointly Provided By

Activity Details


0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Released: May 4, 2017

Expires: May 4, 2018

30 minutes to complete

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Decide which medical treatment to use in acute IBD flares and for long-term disease management
  • Identify IBD characteristics for which surgery is indicated

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.




Hans Herfarth, MD, PhD, has affiliations with Celltrion, Merck, Pfizer, Samsung (Consultant).

Miguel Regueiro, MD, has affiliations with AbbVie, Celgene, Janssen, Miraca, Pfizer, Takeda, UCB (Consultant).

Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

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 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded .05 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 0.5 contact hours. Faculty for this activity have been requested to identify significant financial or other relationships with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or with provider(s) of any commercial service(s) which might affect the balance of their presentation.

How to Receive Credit

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians are entitled to receive 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the post-test and activity evaluation.
  • Physicians who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive AMA credit. You must score a 65% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. You will have three attempts to take the post-test.
  • All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie Inc., Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Course Viewing Requirement

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iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above.

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