The Immunopathogenesis of IBD:
An Integrated View of Integrins and Adhesins

Statement of Need

A formal needs assessment survey of US gastroenterologists revealed substantial differences in the perception of the burden of illness and management of ulcerative colitis (UC). A survey undertaken by the CCFA also highlighted differences between patient experience and physician perception. Some of these differences suggest that there is a risk of ‘under-treatment' of UC, leading to sub-optimal patient outcomes.

Why Participate

This interactive symposium will explore the ‘myths and facts' surrounding UC and highlight the evidence-based approaches which provide a clinical rationale for better management. The addition of several clinical insights, including how to place new and emerging therapies (such as novel anti-TNF therapies and agents with a novel mechanism of action) into management paradigms and how to best treat refractory patients, will help to put the information presented into clinical context.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and registered nurses involved in the management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.