Diagnosis, Management, and Monitoring of IBD: Treat-to-Target and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Diagnosis, Management, and Monitoring of IBD: Treat-to-Target and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

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Time to complete: 15 minutes

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  • Overview

    In this short medical minute, Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS, an expert in IBD management, discusses the latest in treat-to-target and therapeutic drug monitoring in patients with IBD. 

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PACE policy. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and Planning Committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias and based upon all available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. 

    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.

    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

  • 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 the treat-to-target approach in patients with IBD
    • Detail how therapeutic drug monitoring is used to assess patients with appropriate drug concentrations
  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    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

    In 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  hour 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 

    Partners in Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award 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 24, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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

  • Disclaimer

    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. 

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)


    Provided by the American Gastroenterological Association and Partners for Advancing Clinical Education, in partnership with Practicing Clinicians Exchange and Clinical Care Options, LLC. 

  • Commercial Support

    This educational activity is supported by educational grants from Amgen Inc; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A, Inc.

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