David A. Schwartz, MD
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Director, OHO Endoscopy Center
Director, McClain Family Directorship in Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine
VUMC IBD clinic and Endo OHO
The online activity will address the need for novel therapeutic options, including updates on advances in regenerative medicine, for patient with complex perianal fistula associated with Crohn’s disease. Learners will evaluate the current burden of perianal fistula in Crohn’s disease, pathophysiology, and the characteristics of current and emerging mechanisms of therapy.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, internal medicine physicians, primary care physicians, advance practice providers (e.g., NPs/PAs), and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
- Evaluate the burden of Crohn’s disease with complex perianal fistulas, including effects on clinical outcomes and quality of life.
- Analyze the pathophysiology of Crohn’s disease with complex perianal fistulas and major gaps in care with existing therapeutic options.
- Summarize current therapeutic options and updates in emerging therapeutics for the management of complex perianal fistulas in Crohn’s disease.
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with complex perianal fistula associated with Crohn’s disease.
CNE Credit: 0.5 ANCC Contact Hour.
CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management (CCM) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.
DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
|David Schwartz, MD||Consulting fees from AbbVie, Janssen, Takeda, Gilead, and Pfizer; DSMB member for Tract|
CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM – Lead Nurse Planner
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
Staff Planners and Managers
The staff, planners, and managers 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:
- Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
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- Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Jessica McMullen, MPH, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Aimee Meissner, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
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During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this online activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the online activity.
- Complete the online post-test and evaluation.
You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.
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