This symposia dinner meeting will focus on the discussion of “hot topics” in UC arising from current clinical and research data, and pertinent guideline updates, specifically the recent collection of clinical decision support tools designed specifically for IBD care pathways by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). For each clinical scenario, the program moderator will invite the faculty to make a short didactic case presentation from the “hot seat”. During the case presentation, faculty will challenge the audience to make treatment decisions, focusing on patients with unmet needs in UC. At the conclusion of each case presentation, the faculty will participate in a brief roundtable discussion.


Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG

Kenneth Rainin Endowed Chair for IBD Research
Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
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David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Gastroenterology,
Hepatology and Nutrition
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL View Full Bio


Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Contact Hours: 1.0, and will be eligible for pharmacology credit.

Successful completion of this CME activity, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. By attending this activity and providing your ABIM number & Date of Birth, you authorize BUSM CME office to report your information to the ACCME so that we may process your MOC Part II credit on your behalf.




This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AbbVie.

This activity will be held during the ACG Regional Course. It is not considered part of the official scientific program of ACG. This event is neither sponsored by nor endorsed by ACG.