Novel Therapeutic Approaches To IBD: Considerations for Optimal Positioning in Clinical Practice

Novel Therapeutic Approaches To IBD: Considerations for Optimal Positioning in Clinical Practice

On-Demand Webcast

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois


Christina Y. Ha, MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed and certified for the entire IBD healthcare team and includes education for gastroenterologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, surgeons, physicians, PhDs, researchers, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, gastroenterology nurses, and residents/fellows/students.


The therapeutic landscape in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was transformed 20 years ago by the arrival of monoclonal antibodies targeting tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), enabling a paradigm shift away from the traditional step-care approach to therapy focused primarily on symptom alleviation in favor of a more aggressive top-down approach more likely to induce and maintain remission and mucosal healing (MH). Despite considerable advances in the understanding of the optimal use of these agents, however, not all patients achieve their treatment goals on anti-TNFα therapy, and many patients who initially respond to therapy lose response over time.

Fortunately, new insights into the pathophysiology of IBD are significantly expanding the armamentarium in IBD beyond TNFα inhibitors. However, between- and within-class distinctions in the mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety of new and emerging targeted therapies and their evolving clinical data pool creates a knowledge gap with respect to informed therapeutic selection and sequencing for each individual patient. For optimal patient care, clinicians must have a thorough understanding of the clinical data and latest guideline recommendations surrounding a diverse array of new and emerging therapies in order to improve the care of patients with IBD.


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

  1. Describe the current understanding of IBD pathophysiology with respect to inflammatory signaling pathways and potential therapeutic targets
  2. Evaluate the mechanisms of action and available efficacy and safety data surrounding new and emerging therapies for the treatment of IBD
  3. Integrate the latest clinical data into current and future personalized therapeutic strategies for the management of IBD

Release Date: February 14, 2020

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021

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This activity has been supported through an independent educational grant from Celgene Corporation and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.


 The University of Cincinnati (UC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

University of Cincinnati designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


NACCME has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.25 AAPA Category 1 credit(s).

PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.25 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.25 contact hours.


This knowledge-based activity (JA0006201-9999-20-087-H01-P) is approved for 1.25 contact hour (0.125 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education.

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Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises of David T. Rubin, Md, FACG; Chistina Y. Ha, MD; and Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS

Imedex planners and staff include Chris Bolwell and Kelly Jackson.

NACCME planners and staff include Mike Kearney, Mary Johnson, and Jennifer Ilcyn.

University of Cincinnati (UC) planners and staff include Barbara Forney, Bruce Gebhardt, MD, and Susan Tyler.

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME and Imedex, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant financial relationships that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME and Imedex to initiate a mechanism to resolve any conflicts. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG reports being a Consultant for Abbvie Abgenomics Allergan, Inc. Biomica Boehringer Ingelheim, Ltd., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corp/Syneos, Check-cap, Dizal Pharmaceuticals, GalenPharma/Atlantica, Genentech/Roche, Gilead Sciences, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Mahana Therapeutics, Medtronic, Narrow River Mgmt, Pfizer, Prometheus Laboratories, Reistone Seres Therapeutics, Shire, Takeda, and Target PharmaSolutions, Inc.; Grant/Research Support for Abbvie, Genentech/Roche, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Prometheus Laboratories, Shire and Takeda; as well as being American College of Gastroenterology - Board of Trustees Cornerstones Health, Inc. (non-profit), Co-Founder GoDuRn, LLC, Co-Founder (no financial support recvd)

Christina Y. Ha, MD reports being a Consultant/Advisory Board Member for AbbVie, Genetech, Janssen, Pfizer, Samsung Bioepis and Takeda; offering Grant support for Pfizer; and being on the Speakers Bureau for AbbVie and Medical Speakers Network

Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS reports being a Consultant for Ingelheim, Boston Pharmaceuticals, Capella Bioscience,Celltrion Healthcare, Genentech, Hoffmann-La Roche, AG Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Lilly, Morphic Therapeutic, Oppilan Pharma, Otsuka, Pfizer, Progenity, Prometheus Laboratorie, Salix, Shire, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, TARGET PharmaSolutions, Theravance Biopharma, and Vivelix Pharmaceuticals; and offering Grant/Research Support for Theravance Biopharma

Chris Bolwell  is a shareholder of GlaxoSmithKline. GlaxoSmithKline is not supporting this activity, nor does any content relate to their product/service


This activity may contain information about experimental and other uses of drugs or devices that are not currently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the European Union or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. Participants are strongly encouraged to consult approved product labeling for any drug or device mentioned in this activity before use. The opinions expressed during this activity are the opinions of the respective authors, presenters or moderators and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NACCME or Imedex.

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