Virtual IBD Clinic: Updates in Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Prognostic Strategies

Program Overview

The management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains challenging, owing to variable clinical presentations and ever-changing therapeutic options. In this interactive CME activity, Dr. Sushila Dalal presents the case of a newly diagnosed patient with IBD, highlighting the importance of prompt diagnosis and aggressive medical treatment. This real-world patient case offers you an opportunity to test your clinical skills for the successful management of IBD and learn more from IBD expert faculty.

Credit Expired
0.75 CE Credit(s)
Expires: December 12, 2023

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants engaged in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Educational Objectives

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

  • Describe indications for and interpretation of diagnostic testing in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
  • Apply principles of IBD therapeutic management according to clinical symptoms, duration, and severity of disease

Activity Faculty

Sushila Dalal, MD

Sushila Dalal, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Supporter Statement

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc., Coherus BioSciences, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Provider Statement

This activity is jointly provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships


Planners and Managers

Disclosure of Financial Relationships 

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy. 


Sushila Dalal, MD, has relevant financial relationships with AbbVie (Speaker/Speaker’s Bureau); AbbVie, Pfizer (Advisor).

Content Reviewer 
Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, FACG, AGAF, has relevant financial relationships with AbbVie, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bristol Myers Squibb, DiaSorin, Eli Lilly, Gilead, Janssen, Pfizer, Takeda, TLL Pharmaceuticals (Consultant); AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Janssen, Pfizer, Takeda (Speaker/Speaker’s Bureau); AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Gilead, Janssen, Pfizer, Takeda, TLL Pharmaceuticals (Advisor); AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Pfizer, Takeda (Researcher).

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies. 

Planners and Managers

RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by RMEI Medical Education, LLC and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. RMEI Medical Education, LLC 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.


RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Receive Your Credit 

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at [email protected]. 

Users must: 

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures 
  • Participate in the activity 
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attest to credit

There is no fee to participate. 



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Method of Participation and Request for Credit

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. 

Disclaimer Statement

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. 

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