Medical Symposium To Explore Advances In IBD Crohn’s & Colitis Research

Medical Symposium To Explore Advances In IBD Crohn’s & Colitis Research

CME Outfitters, LLC (CMEO) in partnership with USF Health, is hosting an interactive Continuing Medical Education (CME) symposium in conjunction with the 2014 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Clinical & Research Conference on December 6, 2014, in Orlando, Florida. Registration for the event is currently available (here).

CME Outfitters is an accredited provider in continuing medical education. They develop and distribute leading education materials to thousands of clinicians each year, and offer expert accreditation and outcome services for non-accredited institutions and organizations. The company focuses on delivering education to audiences specialized in neuroscience, infectious, inflammatory, autoimmune, and cardiovascular diseases.

The symposium, called A Patient-Centered Approach to Achieve Remission in Ulcerative Colitis, will be led by two of the most esteemed gastroenterology experts in the United States, Dr. Maria T. Abreu and Dr. Raymond K. Cross, and is designed to help clinicians achieve new practice challenges such as: 1) establishing treatment goals that are not only focused on symptomatic relief but also aim for mucosal healing and durable remission for patients suffering with ulcerative colitis; 2) establishing an interactive treatment plan that includes the participation of the patient in an active management of their ulcerative colitis; 3) implementing a well-informed treatment schedule that focuses on both efficacy and safety and utilizes conventional anti-TNF inhibitors to optimize long term treatment in these patients.

Dr. Abreu, MD, AGAF, is from the University of Miami, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, and professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Director of the Crohn’s & Colitis Center. Dr. Cross, MD, MS, AGAF, is from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, and he is an associate professor of Medicine, director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program and Co-Director of the Digestive Health Center.

The faculty will teach lessons through an interactive case challenge workshop, “where faculty will engage participants in collaborative discussion of the data using audience response technology, and patient case vignettes to identify challenges, share insights, and problem-solve to improve the care of patients with UC,” as noted in a recent press release.

To attend the symposium, all clinicians must be registered for the Advances in IBD meeting here.

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