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Clinical Challenges of IBD Management: A Team-based Approach to IBD

Medical Minute

An expert in IBD discusses collaborative and holistic care for IBD management. This is the sixth module in a robust IBD Core Curriculum program from Clinical Care Options (CCO) and Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE).

Physician Assistants/Physician Associates: 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit

Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Nurses Practitioners: 0.25 Nursing contact hour

Released: January 25, 2023

Expiration: January 24, 2024



Abigail Meyers

Abigail Meyers, PA-C

Instructor in Surgery
Physician Assistant
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Bruce E. Sands

Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS

Dr. Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine
Chief of the Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology

Mount Sinai Hospital
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Mount Sinai Health System
Director, Digestive Disease Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

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Provided by the American Gastroenterology Association.

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Clinical Care Options, LLC

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Practicing Clinicians Exchange

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Target Audience

This program is intended for the IBD care team including gastroenterologists, advanced practice providers that specialize in gastroenterology, internal medicine and family medicine physicians and advanced practice providers, nurses and other HCPs involved in the care of patients living with IBD.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply recommended strategies for collaborative care and holistic patient care methodologies for IBD


Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS: consultant/advisor/speaker: AbbVie, Amgen, Arena Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celltrion, Fresenius Kabi, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer, Sun Pharma, Takeda, Teva.

Abigail Meyers, PA-C: has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners and content peer reviewers from Partners for Advancing Clinical Education, the American Gastroenterological Associate, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, and Clinical Care Options, LLC do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose, except Kimberly Kearns, MS, APN-BC as noted below:

Kimberly Kearns, MS, APN-BC: consultant/advisor/speaker: Lilly, Janssen, Salix


The program has been made available online.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. 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 and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


Accreditation Statement
The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The AGA Institute designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Joint Accreditation Statement
Joint AccreditationIn support of improving patient care, Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) 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.

Nursing Continuing Education
ANCC Credit Designation
Nursing contact hours: 0.25, which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology credit
Nurse Course Advisor: Kimberly Kearns, MS, APN-BC, Duly Health and Care, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Physician Assistant/Physician Associate Continuing Medical Education
AAPA Credit Designation
Joint AccreditationPartners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until January 19, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

PA Course Advisor: Abigail Meyers, PA-C, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Additional Information



The goal of this multicomponent, multiformat curriculum is to improve the knowledge and competence of community HCPs who care for patients living with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.