As members of the Baby Boomer generation enter their 60s, it is reasonable to anticipate that clinicians will face an increase in the number of older patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Older patients with IBD can be a particular challenge for the practicing clinician, because they often present such issues as extensive differential diagnoses, comorbidities, polypharmacy, and poor patient adherence. These challenges complicate medical management and worsen patient outcomes. In this interactive activity, the faculty presents a series of clinical discussions on the diagnosis and treatment of older patients with IBD and delivers information that will help clinicians to improve the IBD care they provide and achieve better outcomes for their older IBD patients.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of gastroenterologists and other health care professionals involved in the care of older patients with IBD.
The Internet was selected as the instructional format to accommodate the learning preferences of a significant portion of the intended audience.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the differential diagnosis of IBD in older patients
- Employ strategies for accurately diagnosing IBD in older patients
- Explain factors that affect the safe use of IBD therapeutic agents in older patients
- Design effective strategies to treat active disease and maintain remission of IBD in older patients
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is co-sponsored by Curatio CME Institute, an ACCME-accredited provider.
Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Seymour Katz, MD—Activity Chair
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York
Darrell S. Pardi, MD
Professor of Medicine
Christina M. Surawicz, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of everyone in a position to control content of an educational activity. A relevant financial relationship is a relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears below:
Seymour Katz, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Consultant/Scientific Advisor: Abbott, UCB
Research/Clinical Trial Support: Abbott, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Braintree, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Centocor, Dr. Falk, Eisai, Forest, Frontage, Furiex, Genentech, Human Genome Sciences, Hutchison MediPharma, Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Millennium, Otsuka, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Prometheus, Salix, Tioga Pharmaceuticals, Tsumura, UnitedBioSource, University of Pennsylvania, XenoPort, Yale
Speakers' Bureau: UCB, Warner Chilcott
Dr. Katz discusses the unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product.
Darrell S. Pardi, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Advisory Board: Pfizer
Christina M. Surawicz, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Curatio CME Institute
Denise C. LaTemple, PhD, President, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Jonathan S. Simmons, ELS, Senior Managing Editor, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Penn State College of Medicine
Faculty and staff involved in the planning and review of this activity have nothing to disclose.
The information presented in this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician regarding diagnosis and treatment of a specific patient’s medical condition.
UNAPPROVED PRODUCT USE:
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Curatio CME Institute, Penn State College of Medicine, Abbott, Aptalis, UCB, and Warner Chilcott do not recommend the use of any agent outside the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Curatio CME Institute, Penn State College of Medicine, Abbott, Aptalis, UCB, or Warner Chilcott. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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Support for this activity has been provided through an educational grant from Abbott, Aptalis, UCB, and Warner Chilcott.
Method of Participation:
There are no fees for participating in this CME activity. To receive credit during the period September 17, 2012 to September 17, 2013, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) study the educational activity, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section.
To obtain a certificate, participants must receive a score of 70% or better on the post-test. The post-test can be accessed at the end of the activity. For questions concerning the CME credits, contact Penn State College of Medicine at ContinuingEd@hmc.psu.edu or 717-531-6483 and refer to course # G5088-12-T.
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WINDOWS PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
266-MHz Pentium II; Windows 98 or higher; 64 MB RAM; 800 x 600 screen resolution
set for “High Color (16-Bit)”; Macromedia Flash Player 6 or higher.
MACINTOSH® SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Power Mac g3 at 300 MHz; System 8.5 or higher (excluding Mac OSX); 96 MB RAM; 20
MB minimum hard disk space available; 800 x 600 screen resolution set to “Thousands
of Colors”; Macromedia Flash Player 6 or higher.