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.


Maria Abreu, MD, FACG

Director, Crohn’s & Colitis Center
Professor of Medicine
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Miami Health System
Miami, FL
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Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, FACG

Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Director, Section of Gastroenterology, Boston Medical Center Boston, MA 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 of which 1.0 is eligible for pharmacology credit


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.




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.