IBD Case Challenges and Clinical Decision Support Tools: Practice Makes Perfect

Program Overview

In this activity, learners will hear Drs. Dulai, Vande Casteele, and Jairath discuss challenging real-world patient cases submitted by community-based clinicians across the United States. The faculty will explore each patient case in the context of how to apply the Clinical Decision Support Tool (CDST) developed by the US IBD Health Outcomes Consortium. With each case discussion, learners will gain insight on effective utilization of the CDST in their own practice, to help risk stratify and guide optimal treatment selection.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed for gastroenterology and primary care clinicians involved in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Educational Objectives

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

  • Employ predictive decision support tools to guide treatment initiation and timing in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) according to complication risk and disease severity
  • Use an individual’s probability of response to treatment to incorporate biologics into therapeutic regimens for IBD
  • Identify patients with IBD receiving biologic therapy who require more aggressive treatment, such as combination therapy and treat-to-target monitoring

Activity Faculty


Parambir Dulai, MD (Chair)

Assistant Professor
UC San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA


Niels Vande Casteele, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
UC San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA


Vipul Jairath, MBChB, DPhil, MRCP, FRCPC

Professor, Medicine
Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
John and Susan McDonald Endowed Chair, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Research
Division of Gastroenterology
Western University & London Health Sciences Centre
London, Ontario, Canada


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