Recognizing and Managing Iron Deficiency Anemia in Gastrointestinal Disorders

Recognizing and Managing Iron Deficiency Anemia in Gastrointestinal Disorders

On-Demand Webcast

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois


Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACG
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of gastroenterologists and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).


While epidemiologic data indicate that iron deficiency anemia (IDA) occurs in up to 76% of patients with IBD, many of its symptoms can be undetected or attributed to the IBD process, thereby allowing iron deficiency to be overlooked and untreated.

Although iron replacement therapy remains the cornerstone of managing iron deficiency, a broad range of oral and intravenous iron preparations are available, some of which have been specifically studied in IBD patients. Appropriate use of these agents requires understanding the considerable differences among these agents with regard to formulation, dosing, safety, and efficacy.

In this webcast from the Recognizing & Managing Iron Deficiency Anemia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease symposium held during the 2018 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases on December 15, 2018, Drs. Stephen B. Hanauer, Gary R. Lichtenstein and Edward V. Loftus review the latest data and explore current approaches to managing IDA in IBD.


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

  1. Describe the prevalence of IDA in patients with IBD
  2. Proactively identify patients with IDA
  3. Describe the pathophysiologic processes that underlie IDA in patients with IBD
  4. Differentiate among various oral and IV iron formulations and incorporate them effectively into clinical practice

Release Date: December 21, 2018

Expiration Date: December 21, 2019

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Supported by an educational grant from American Regent, Inc.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) and Imedex. NACCME 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.


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This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.0 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.0 contact hour.


This knowledge-based activity (JA0006201-9999-18-244-H01-P) is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.01 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education.

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

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Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG, Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACG, Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG; and Chris Bolwell, Manjusha Sala, Monalisa Singh, and Susan Yarbrough, Imedex.

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1=grant/research support 2=consultant 3=speaker’s bureau 4=stock shareholder 5=other support

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG AbbVie1,2,3; Actavis2; Allergan1,2; Amgen1,2; Arena2, Boehringer Ingelheim2; Bristol-Myers Squibb2; Celgene1,2; Celltrion2; Ferring2; Genentech1,2; GlaxoSmithKline1,2; Hospira2; Janssen1,2,3; Lilly1,2; Merck2; Nestle2; Novartis1,2; Pfizer1,2; Prometheus1,2; Receptos1,2; Salix2; Samsung Bioepis2; Sanofi-Aventis1,2; Seres Health2; Shire2; Takeda1,2,3; Therakos2; Tigenex2; UCB Pharma1,2; VHsquared2
Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACG AbbVie2; American College of Gastroenterology5; Celgene1,2; CellCeutrix2; Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology5; Ferring2; Gastroenterology and Hepatology5; Gilead2; Janssen Orthobiotech1,2; Luitpold/American Regent2, Merck2; McMahon Publishing5; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals2; Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.2; Romark2; Salix Pharmaceuticals/Valeant1,2; Shire Pharmaceuticals1,2; SLACK, Inc5; Springer Science and Business Media5; Takeda2; UCB1,2; Up-To-Date5
Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG AbbVie1,2; Allergan2; Amgen1,2; Bristol-Myers Squibb2; Celgene1,2; Celltrion2; Eli Lilly2; Genentech1; Gilead1; Janssen1,2; Medimmune1; Pfizer1,2; Robarts Clinical Trials1; Takeda1,2

All materials are included with the permission of the authors

Chris Bolwell discloses that he holds shares of stock of GlaxoSmithKline.

Monalisa Singh, Manjusha Shah and Susan Yarbrough disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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