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In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
UCSF Center for Colitis and Crohn's Disease
San Francisco, California
Chief of Gastroenterology
Division of Gastroenterology
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California
Associate Director, Scientific Services
Senior Clinical Editor
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The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the American Gastroenterological Association, Clinical Care Options, and the activity supporter. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Gastroenterologists, nurses, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with IBD.
The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The AGA Institute designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) and the American Gastroenterological Association. Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.75 contact hours.
This program has been made available online.
Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.75 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from November 13, 2020, through November 12, 2021:
1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
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4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.
You must receive a test score of at least 65% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.
Expert commentary from Dr. Bruce Sands on therapeutic drug monitoring in IBD, from Clinical Care Options (CCO)
Interactive video from Dr. Bruce Sands and Clinical Care Options (CCO): IBD management after TNF inhibitor failure
Downloadable slides covering current guideline recommendations for managing TNF-α inhibitor failure in moderate to severe UC and CD
Expert commentary from Dr. Bruce Sands on STRIDE-II recommendations for treat-to-target goals in IBD, from Clinical Care Options (CCO)