Prescriber Education

Live Fellowship & Preceptorship

Visiting IBD Fellow Program: Clinical Observership  
The National Visiting IBD Fellow Program was created to train gastroenterology fellows and achieve the following specific long-range outcomes:

  • Improve IBD care for all patients regardless of geography or economics.
  • Expand and enhance the Foundation's role in IBD training nationwide.
  • Promote a new and larger generation of highly trained clinical IBD doctors.

This program is a competitive application process. Download the program curriculum   and reading list.

Advanced Practice Provider In-Person Preceptorship
The Foundation has developed an Advanced Practice Provider Preceptor program that offers three days of comprehensive IBD training including medical, surgical, outpatient, and inpatient experiences with IBD patients. Our goal is to provide the practitioner with the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality IBD patient care, utilizing current practice guidelines and research available.
This program is a competitive application process. Learn more today.

Online CME Education Modules

Virtual Preceptorship
The Foundation's Virtual Preceptorship program is a multi-faceted virtual activity that seeks to enhance physician training in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of IBD. Interactive online accredited activities replicate the real-world experiences of a clinician in an interactive format. Topics cover:

  • Diagnosis and medical treatment
  • Long-term disease management and surgery
  • Anemia
  • Malnutrition

IBD Review for Professionals
Reinforce foundational IBD knowledge from leading IBD experts about topics such as management of complex Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, optimizing outcomes, and decreasing risks of therapies. Modules are free and based on the live meeting: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Perspectives: IBD Review for Professionals. Participate today!

This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC.

Patient and Provider Perspectives in IBD
Learn more about several aspects of IBD care, including personalized treatment decisions, patient and drug monitoring, and shared decision-making. The CME program features three IBD patient case vignettes, challenging interactive questions related to the cases, and audio interaction. The activity is free and based on proceedings from the live meeting series: Clinical Convergence®: Patient and Provider Perspectives in IBD. Participate today!

Biosimilars
As biosimilars enter the U.S. market, educational resources for professional and patients are needed to ensure accurate and unbiased information about biosimilars. The Foundation has developed a resource page designed to educate medical professionals about biosimilars, including:

  • The FDA approval process
  • Interchangeability
  • Consideration in the use of biosimilars
  • Perspectives from our European colleagues
  • Importance of provider and patient choice in choosing the right medication including biosimilars

For patient resources, click here.

Nutrition
Malnutrition is common in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). The goals of nutrition therapy are to maintain or restore nutritional balance, a key principle in the overall management of IBD for many patients. Every effort must be made by healthcare professionals to consider diet and nutrition as an important part of patient’s IBD management, and provide individualized care based on patient need. The resources provided here are designed to educate medical professionals about nutrition and IBD based on evidenced-based research.

For patient resources, click here.

Other Resources

Clinical Pearls

The Foundation's Clinical Pearls is a series of summaries of the most clinically useful material designed to help implement evidence-based care. These brief summaries of free-standing, clinically relevant information are based on the best available evidence and experts' clinical knowledge and experience. They are part of the vast domain of evidence-based medicine and can be helpful in dealing with clinical problems. Clinical Pearls aims to provide practical information to assist healthcare providers with commonly encountered complications of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), extra-intestinal manifestations of IBD, and complications arising form both the medical and surgical treatments of IBD. Members of the Professional Education Committee, a subset of the National Scientific Advisory Board, produce the clinical pearls.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Perspectives on ReachMD®

The Foundation has partnered with ReachMD®, the nation's largest medical education learning platform for healthcare professionals, to deliver exclusive content to the healthcare community.
The partnership includes content developed by the Foundation as part of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Perspectives on ReachMD®. Click here to view our content! It includes:

  • Crohn's & Colitis Educational Series -- expert interviews on timely topics.
  • Updates from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation -- a series of short-form informational videos.
  • AudioAbstracts™ -- Three short audio distillations of articles from the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal with digital linkage to in-depth information.


ECCO-Foundation Transatlantic Talking Heads Video Series

Watch the latest in the series of transatlantic talking heads - a joint collaboration of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and the European Crohn’s & Colitis Organization:


GI Tract Guide

This interactive resource helps providers discuss anatomy with their patients and review where an individual’s disease may be active. The Guide is built to function on any internet-enabled device—smartphone, tablet, or computer—and is even disease-specific. It covers disease information in all areas of the body.


Health Maintenance Checklist

The Foundation's Professional Education Committee, a subcommittee of the National Scientific Advisory Committee, has produced an evidence-based health maintenance checklist for IBD patients.  The resource is viewable electronically and can be printed for use in your practice.

IBD Clinical Practice Video Series 

This program is a four-part, free online series of engaging videos based on identified knowledge gaps among GI trainees. The activity is developed by the Rising Educators Academics and Clinicians Helping IBD (REACH-IBD), a subcommittee of the Foundation's National Scientific Advisory Committee. Topics include: Postoperative Recurrence in Crohn’s Disease; Pouch Endoscopy; Pregnancy in IBD; and Advanced Treatment Approaches for IBD Care and Recognizing Complications. Offering fellows and early-career providers this vital information will ensure a better understanding of key topics in IBD, and ultimately improve the care of their patients.

IBD Live Case Series

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is proud to present a case series featuring discussions from cases presented during inflammatory bowel diseases live (IBD LIVE) videoconference education activities. Through a multisite virtual conferencing platform, IBD LIVE convenes IBD professionals from multiple institutions, and across disciplines, to discuss complex patient management. Check back each quarter for new topics.


Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases® supports the mission of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation by bringing the most impactful and cutting-edge clinical topics and research findings to clinicians and researchers working in IBD and related fields. The Journal is committed to publishing on innovative IBD topics that influence the future of clinical care, treatment, and research. Each issue contains cutting-edge original basic science and clinical articles on diagnosis, treatment, and management of IBD from clinicians and researchers around the world. Coverage includes articles highlighting the unique and important issues in adult and pediatric IBD.

The Journal is a benefit of Professional Membership in the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (at certain membership levels).

Patient Treatment Decision Aids

  • EmmiDecide - A suite of online tools designed to improve decision making and help create more meaningful conversations between you and your patient
  • IBD&me - Patients answer questions in the IBD&me Decision Tree to help them through the process of choosing the best biologic medicine for them

Virtual Reality Tour of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Their Therapeutic Options

This case-based enduring activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).