Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: May 3, 2018
Expires: May 2, 2019
0.5 hour to complete

Target Audience

Physicians, gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants

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

Jointly Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.


Miguel Regueiro, MD
Miguel Regueiro, MD
Chair, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Professor, Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Regueiro has affiliations (Consultant) with AbbVie, Amgen, Celgene, Janssen, Miraca Labs, Pfizer, Seres, Takeda, UCB; (Research) with AbbVie, Janssen, Takeda; (Unrestricted Educational Grants) with AbbVie, Janssen, Pfizer, Salix, Shire, Takeda, UCB.

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

Dr. Herfarth has affiliations (Consultant) with Allergan, Boehringer, Celltrion, Lycera, Merck, Pfizer, Samsung, Seres.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare 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 educational 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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other healthcare professionals are awarded .05 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 0.5 contact hour. 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™.

  • 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 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. You will have 3 attempts to take the post-test.
  • All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.

Commercial Support

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

Course Viewing Requirements

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Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above.

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