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Dr. Victor Fazio IBD Symposium in Medical and Surgical
Treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Positioning Medications and Surgery for IBD

Course Description / Overview

The Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute present this exceptional two and a half hour live educational satellite symposium titled “Dr. Victor Fazio IBD Symposium in Medical and Surgical Treatment of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis – Positioning Medications and Surgery for IBD” during DDW 2019, in San Diego California, incorporating interesting topics that are clinically applicable, along with case presentations. The satellite symposium will present in-depth clinical perspectives on incorporating new treatment options into treatment strategies for patients with complex Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC). The symposium will also highlight strategies for how to optimize medical and surgical therapies for improved patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the attendee will be able to do the following:

  • Appraise the impact of use of biologics and small molecule agents in complex CD or UC, particularly penetrating diseases and small bowel disease in patients with stomas.
  • Describe diagnosis and management of complex Crohn’s disease (penetrating disease and disease in the small bowel in patients with stomas)
  • Discuss the current evaluation scheme for severe ulcerative colitis when and what medical treatment is appropriate.
  • Discuss pros and cons of aggressive medical therapy and surgery in patients with CD or UC and apply the knowledge to clinical practice.
  • Apply management strategies to minimize medical and surgical adverse sequelae of the selected therapy.
  • Identify common surgical problems and complications after surgery for inflammatory bowel disease and their management

This program is not affiliated with Digestive Disease Week®