Using Clinical Decision Support Tools in IBD: Tricks of the Trade

Program Overview

Through case discussions, learners will gain privileged insights into the treatment strategies of IBD experts, and effective utilization of the Clinical Decision Support Tool (described below) to help stratify patients and provide guidance on 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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