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Target Audience:

This initiative will target community gastroenterology practices and reach more than 570 gastroenterology APPs involved in the management of IBD.


The goal of The Art of Prevention: An Update on Health Maintenance in IBD is to deliver focused, educational updates to Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) that will highlight current vaccination and other health maintenance guidelines for patients with IBD.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Summarize clinical practice guidelines for health maintenance strategies in IBD patients

  • Incorporate current health maintenance recommendations, including immunizations, effectively into clinical practice

  • Discuss the unique health maintenance needs of certain IBD populations, including pediatric/adolescent patients, elderly patients, and minority and/or underserved patients


Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and GHAPP. MER 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

Nursing Credit:

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses will be awarded contact hours upon successful completion of the activity.


Physician Assistant Credit:

Medical Education Resources has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.  This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME Credit.  Physician Assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Americans with Disabilities Act:

The event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary).

Please contact us prior to the event at 1-888-565-5321.

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This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Advanced Practice Providers (GHAPP).

Supported by an educational grant from Pfizer.

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