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Advanced Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant IBD Immersion: An IBD-U™ Initiative

Author(s)/Faculty: Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG, AGAF; David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP, FASGE
Release Date: 2/20/2017Expiration Date: 2/19/2018
Credit Type: AANP / AAPA / CNENumber of Credits: 1.5
Content Type: LectureProvider: Vindico Medical Education
The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) continues to rise worldwide. In the United States, it is estimated that 1.6 million people are affected by Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, the 2 main subtypes of IBD, and each year an additional 70,000 new cases of IBD will be diagnosed. The continuing advancement of diagnostic and therapeutic options for IBD have the potential to impact clinical outcomes, as well as patient quality of life.  It is important that health care professionals caring for patients with IBD keep current with standard of care and emerging management strategies. In this CME activity, key members of the IBD Center Clinical Team at the University of Chicago Medicine will discuss clinical features and diagnostic testing for IBD, standard of care, and emerging treatment options.