Updated Management of Crohn's Disease: A Longitudinal Program for Gastroenterology Trainees (Four Week Virtual Series)

Apr 21–May 12, 2021 Medicine

Updated Management of Crohn's Disease: A Longitudinal Program for Gastroenterology Trainees (Four Week Virtual Series)


Among its other wide-reaching impacts, the Coronavirus pandemic has also interfered with the ongoing care of IBD patients. Closures of outpatient clinics and, consequently, lack of access to treatment have been key factors, but circumstances such as job loss have also contributed to ever sicker IBD patients.

This 4-week, virtual longitudinal curriculum on the management of Crohn's Disease (CD) is designed with the needs of gastroenterology trainees in mind. Through a total of four 1.5 hour sessions, the program will promote a better understanding of CD management for trainees and address a continuum of care: from the mild to severe patient, including special populations and tools such as therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). Trainees will be provided with a comprehensive and applicable curriculum on CD which can be implemented on their next day back in practice.

Each week of the program, content will contain a didactic lecture to address a particular aspect of CD management, followed by virtual case-based discussions with faculty. This format will solidify and expand upon the didactic session’s content, while building a community of practice among physicians. Participants may select any or all of the sessions to attend. Educational credit certificates will be provided to participants per each session they attend.

This program is offered by the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which houses an internationally-renowned inflammatory bowel disease center, and includes faculty members who are authors of three recent guidelines on inflammatory bowel disease. The course directors are: Dr. Millie Long – a current gastroenterology and hepatology program director – and Dr. Hans Herfarth – who also co-directs UNC’s Multidisciplinary IBD center.

This program is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.

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In Collaboration With:

ArchPro Coding

Endorsed by:

ArchPro Coding and ArchPro Coding

Target Audience

Trainees in Gastroenterology (Physicians, PAs, and NPs)


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

  • Explain the management of mild to moderate CD, including available therapeutics (medical, complementary and nutritional supplementation/management)
  • Define the management of moderate to severe CD, including positioning of therapies and use of biosimilars and TDM
  • Improve the management of the hospitalized, severe CD patient, including the management of infectious complications such as c. difficile, cytomegalovirus, or abscess
  • Articulate an evidence-based approach to the post-operative CD patient


  • Jessica Allegretti, MD, MPH
  • Hans Herfarth, MD, PHD
  • Kim L. Isaacs, MD, Ph.D
  • Animesh Jain, MD
  • Millie D. Long, MD, MPH
  • Alan Moss, MD, FACG, AGAF, FEBG
  • Kimberly Weaver, MD


Updated Management of Crohn's Disease: A Longitudinal Program for Crohn's Disease Trainees
4/21 7:00 PM–5/12 8:30 PM

Select your sessions:

Mild to Moderate CD: Medications, Complementary and Nutritional Therapies
4/21 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Moderate to Severe CD: Positioning and Optimization of Therapies
4/28 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Treatment of Inpatient Crohn’s Disease: Managing Inflammation and Infectious Complications
5/5 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
An Evidence-Based Approach to Post-Operative Management in CD
5/12 7:00 PM–8:30 PM


.200 CEU

Per session

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.2 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

1.500 Contact Hours

Per session

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.50 Contact Hours.

1.500 Contact Hours

Nurse Practitioners; Per session

Nurse Practitioners: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.50 contact hours.

1.500 CME for Physician Assistants

Per session

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 1.50 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

1.500 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM

Per session

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) through the joint providership of the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and UNC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. MAHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


FREE Registration Fee - Free, but must register to attend
Applies 3/22/21–5/12/21
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