GastroCE
LECTURECME

Best of IBD Summit: Establishing a Foundation to Improve the Quality of IBD Care

Author(s)/Faculty: Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE, FACP; Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD; Millie D. Long, MD, MPH; Miguel Regueiro, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP; David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP, FASGE; Corey A. Siegel, MD, MS
Release Date: 1/21/2020Expiration Date: 1/20/2021
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 2
Content Type: LectureProvider:
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), of which Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the 2 main subtypes, is a chronic, relapsing condition characterized by an overly active immune response to the gut enteric flora, resulting in bowel inflammation and ulceration. IBD has a detrimental effect on quality of life for patients who suffer from this disease. Despite the increasing prevalence of IBD, gastroenterology fellows receive inadequate education regarding the diagnosis, classification, and management of these patients. Now in its third year, the IBD Summit for Fellows featured expert faculty who discussed optimal strategies for providing care to patients with IBD. Highlights from that program are presented here.