Course Director

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

University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / CPE
Credit Amount:0.5 CME/CPE Credits
Release Date:2016-Aug-26
Expiration Date:2017-Aug-25
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, a gastroenterology expert offers insights on current challenges faced by clinicians in managing patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). By following a patient through her IBD journey, a novel storytelling approach is used to illustrate how patients struggle with access to IBD medication and how overcoming these barriers can facilitate achievement of therapeutic goals that will positively bend the cost curve over the lifetime of the patient.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the economic and humanistic burden of illness of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Quantify the potential cost and healthcare utilization savings realized via personalized “top-down” IBD treatment over the course of a patient’s lifetime
  • Describe adherence barriers faced by IBD patients, including access to medications
  • Describe how shared decision-making strategies can mitigate patient nonadherence to taking prescribed medication

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of managed care professionals and other clinicians involved in managing patients with IBD.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 70% or higher is needed to obtain CME/CPE credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME/CPE credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: August 26, 2016 - August 25, 2017
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The associates of Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider for this activity, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CME/CPE activity for any amount during the past 12 months.

Course Director
David T. Rubin, MD
The Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and 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.; Amgen Inc.; Emmi; Genentech, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Prometheus Laboratories Inc.; Shire; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and UCB Inc.
Grant/Research Support from AbbVie Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Prometheus Laboratories Inc.; Shire; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and UCB Inc.
Other Financial or Material Support from Dr. Rubin is Co-Founder of the non-profit educational entity, Cornerstones Health Inc.; and Co-Founder of GoDuRn, LLC. American College of Gastroenterology; where Dr. Rubin serves on the Board of Trustees.

David T. Rubin, MD, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: biologic therapies for IBD.

CME Reviewer
Emanuelle Bellaguarda, MD
Health System University – Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Emanuelle Bellaguarda, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

CPE Reviewer
Teresa Haile, RPh, MBA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri

Teresa Haile, RPh, MBA, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

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.


The information provided at this CME/CPE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Providership, Credit & 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 Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACPE The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Completion of this knowledge-based activity provides for 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. The Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0468-9999-16-013-H01-P.


This CME/CPE activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

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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