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Crohn's Disease:
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Monitoring

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 Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by inflammation at any point from the mouth to the rectum. This webinar will discuss the pathways to diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of both suspected and known Crohn’s disease of the small bowel and colon, utilizing society guidelines and new evidence-based clinical data.  Steps to determining a diagnosis, staging, diagnostic testing modalities, treatment pathways and evaluation of mucosal healing in response to treatment using scoring test and imaging modalities will be covered.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define the differences between Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis

  2. List the steps to diagnosis and staging of Crohn's disease

  3. Identify the predictors of severe disease, and methods in evaluating disease status  



Bincy P. Abraham, M.D., M.S., AGAF, FACG  is the Distinguished Professor and Director of the Fondren Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the Underwood Digestive Diseases Center of Houston Methodist Hospital.  She is also the Program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital.   After her fellowship, she created and served as director of the Baylor Clinic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Baylor College of Medicine for over 5 years before her move to Houston Methodist Hospital. Her particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease includes the transition of adolescent IBD patients from pediatric to adult care as well as women’s issues and pregnancy in IBD. She chairs the Southern Regional chapter of the CCFA Medical Advisory Committee, has served as president of the Texas Gulf Coast Gastroenterology Society, is involved in national committees for and is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, and American Gastroenterology Association, and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.

Continuing Education for Physicians and Nurses

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SynAptiv and Saxe Healthcare Communications. SynAptiv is accredited by ACCME for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider Saxe Healthcare Communications approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.  

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