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Evolving Horizons in the Management of Ulcerative Colitis: Optimizing Outcomes Through Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE) and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM).

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.


Shubha Bhat, PharmD, MS, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Gastroenterology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Jacksonville, FL


Dr. Bhat has disclosed that she has received non-CME honoraria (speaker bureau) from Prometheus Labs; and serves as a consultant/advisory board member for Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Pharmacosmos, and Prometheus Labs.

Dr. Farraye has disclosed that he has received non-CME honoraria (speaker bureau) from Braintree, Bristol Myers Squibb, GI Reviewers, Iterative Health, Janssen, Pfizer, and Sebela; and has received other financial or material support from the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB): Adiso and Lilly. 

The clinical reviewer, Steven Kheloussi, PharmD, has disclosed that she has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

Susanne Batesko, RN, BSN, Robin Soboti, RPh, and Susan R. Grady, MSN, RN as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals, not previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) continuing education (CE) activities hereby state that they have no relevant conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during the past 12 months to disclose in relation to this activity. PHE is committed to providing participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business.

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


acpe Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

UAN: 0430-9999-23-007-H01-P
Credits: 1.5 hour (0.15 ceu)

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Postgraduate Healthcare Education.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.5 contact hours. Designated for 0.75 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Published: February 17, 2023
Expires: February 17, 2024
Type of Activity: Application
Fee Information: There is no fee. This is a free continuing education activity.
Estimated time to complete activity: 90 minutes


Gastroenterologists, Pharmacists, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

How to Earn Credit: Pharmacists

During the period February 17, 2023 to February 17, 2024, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) view the educational activity; and 3) complete the posttest and evaluation form directly after the activity within a maximum of 60 days of participating in the activity. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Once completed, click on the Grade Exam button at the bottom of the page. Your posttest will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the posttest (score of 70% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately. Click on the View Statement of Participation link and print the statement for your records. If you receive a score lower than 70%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the posttest. You will have 2 opportunities to pass the posttest. To receive Credit, you must provide your date of birth and NABP number. All Credit information will be uploaded into CPE monitor within 30 days.


This activity will provide gastroenterologists, nurses, and pharmacists enhanced knowledge and competence on new paradigms in ulcerative colitis (UC) treatment and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration in UC care to optimize treatment outcomes and quality of life.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the goals of therapy for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), including relevant clinical, endoscopic, and patient-reported outcomes
  • Summarize current treatment options for UC and limitations associated with their use
  • Discuss novel treatment options for UC, with a focus on the role and use of sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulators
  • Formulate a collaborative, multidisciplinary plan of care for a patient with UC


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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Disclaimer:

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), or Bristol Myers Squibb.  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 patients' conditions, and possible contraindications on dangers in use, (review of any applicable manufacturer's product information) and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of acceptance for publication. However, because information regarding drugs (their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions, etc.) is subject to constant change, the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosages and potential problems and cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug. Special precautions should be taken when a drug is new, or highly toxic, or is unfamiliar to the dispenser or administrant. This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neither the publisher nor sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved labeling. Statements made in this activity have not been evaluated by the FDA.