Optimizing Immunization in IBD: A Quality Improvement Curriculum

Primary Audience:

Gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows, gastroenterology NPs/PAs, gastroenterology nurses, and other healthcare providers who manage patients with IBD, including primary care/internal medicine clinicians

Activity Information

Credits: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Launch Date: April 03, 2018
Expiration Date: April 03, 2019


David T. Rubin, MD
Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine
Section Chief, Gastroenterology,
Hepatology and Nutrition
Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Gil Y. Melmed, MD
co-Director, Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Michele Rubin, APN, CNS, CGRN
IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist
CCFA Nurse Initiatives Committee
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL


  1. Discuss the 2017 American College of Gastroenterology guidelines for immunizing patients with IBD     
  2. Discuss the importance of administering guideline-concordant immunization to IBD patients
  3. Recognize the team needed to implement strategies to improve preventive care in IBD patients within a practice and health system     
  4. Implement interventions that will coordinate care within their own practice and with PCPs to ensure appropriate vaccination
  5. Regularly review key quality measures for preventive care in patients with IBD


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Dr. Rubin discloses that he has consulted for Abbvie, Abgenomics, Allergan, Inc., Amgen, Celgene Corporation, Forward Pharma, Genentech/Roche, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., Inc., Miraca Life Sciences, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Development America, Inc., Napo Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc., Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Samsung Bioepis, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Shire, Takeda, and Target PharmaSolutions, Inc.; and received grant support from AbbVie, Genentech/Roche, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Prometheus Laboratories, Shire, Takeda, and UCB Pharma.
Dr. Melmed discloses that he has consulted for AbbVie, Celgene, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Medtronic, Merck, Pfizer Inc., RedHill Biopharma, Samsung Bioepis, and Takeda.
Ms. Rubin has nothing to disclose.
Mahira Zec Bonomo, University of Chicago, Director for CME, has nothing to disclose.
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Credit Statements
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Commercial Support Statements
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Pfizer Inc. and Merck.
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