Bone Health

Skeletal Health in Pediatric IBD:
Advice from and for Clinicians

Sponsored by the Children’s Digestive Health and
Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF) with the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)

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CDHNF offers its first CME Webinar focusing on “Skeletal Health in Pediatric IBD Advice from and for Clinicians,” including review of the new NASPGHAN Clinical Report on Bone Health in Patients with IBD.

This 60-minute program features a conversation including a review of the available literature, pro and con perspectives and how to apply the clinical report to monitoring and improving bone health in your patients.

This activity has been approved for: AMA PRA Category 1.0 Credit(s)TM
Release Date: December 6th 2010
Expiration: December 6th 2013
Copyright 2010 NASPGHAN and CDHNF

This educational activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Centocor, Inc.

Helen Pappa, MD, MPH
Instructor in Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Staff, IBD Center
Children’s Hospital Boston
Boston, MA

Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
IBD Center, Children’s Hospital Boston
Boston, MA

Esther Israel, MD
Director, Inpatient Quality and Safety
Associate Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Mass General Hospital for Children
Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Anthony R. Otley, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology
IWK Health Centre
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

Francisco Sylvester, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Connecticut Medical Center
Department of Gastroenterology
University of Connecticut Medical Center
Farmington, CN

Melanie K. Greifer, MD
Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY

“Skeletal Health in Pediatric IBD: Advice from and for Clinicians” consists of a webinar to educate medical professionals and will feature a conversation including a review of the available literature, pro and con perspectives and how to apply the clinical report to monitoring and improving bone health in your patients.

This activity is designed for pediatric and adult-care gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, trainees, and other health care professionals who are involved in the care of IBD patients.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• Incorporate proper BMD scanning of pediatric IBD patients at the time of diagnosis and effectively recognize deficiencies in bone development
• Consider monitoring changes in skeletal development in pediatric IBD patients based on current knowledge about risk factors for suboptimal bone health in these patients
• Identify strategies for restoring and maintaining bone health in young patients with IBD
• Develop a team approach to improve bone health in pediatric patients with IBD, incorporating expert consultation when needed

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF). NASPGHAN is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NASPGHAN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Completion of this CME activity involves the viewing of the slide set, completion of the posttest and evaluation form.

All faculty/speakers, planners, abstract reviewers, moderators, authors, coauthors, and administrative staff participating in the continuing medical education programs sponsored by NASPGHAN and CDHNF, are expected to disclose to the program audience any/all relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). Accordingly, the staff at NASPGHAN and CDHNF has reported no financial relationships with any commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity.

Helen Pappa, MD
Nothing to Disclose

Athos Bousvaros, MD
Millennium--Consultant & Scientific Advisor
UCB--Grant & Research Support
Merck --Grant & Research Support

Esther Israel, MD
Nothing to Disclose

Anthony R. Otley, MD, FRCPC
Nothing to Disclose

Francisco Sylvester, MD
Nothing to Disclose

Melanie K. Greifer, MD
Nothing to Disclose

In accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, NASPGHAN and CDHNF implemented mechanisms to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity. To resolve identified conflicts of interest, the educational content was peer-reviewed by a physician member of the NASPGHAN Review Committee who has nothing to disclose. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence-based, and commercially balanced.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.

This activity will consist of a web-based application where the attendees access the meeting by clicking on a link distributed by e-mail (meeting invitation) to enter the conference. You will need speakers or an audio headset to listen to the webinar. If you encounter problems, please notify us at

To receive CME credit for reviewing this activity, participants must review the CME information (learning objectives, disclosures, etc.), review the entire activity, and complete the activity posttest and evaluation questions. To complete the activity posttest and evaluation, please visit
in order to take the posttest and evaluation. Certificates will be provided immediately after completion of both posttest and evaluation. Questions about receiving credit: Please e-mail

Jointly sponsored by NASPGHAN and CDHNF
For questions, please contact:
NASPGHAN PO Box 6 Flourtown, PA 19031
Phone: (215) 233-0808 I Fax: (215) 233-3918

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of NASPGHAN, CDHNF, or Centocor, Inc. This material is prepared based upon a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, health care professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject matter before relying solely upon the information contained within this educational activity.

NASPGHAN, and CDHNF, will make every effort to protect the privacy of every individual participant of this activity and will use information gathered only to maintain records as required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and ACCME. This activity does not require readers to “register” to review the material with the exception of physicians and other health care providers who desire to receive CME credit for this accredited activity. If an individual completes a CME for this accredited activity, we are required by the AMA and ACCME to collect personal information on the individual, such as their name, address, and phone number, that will allow us to issue a CME certificate to them and to keep this information on file for up to 6 years. Personal information gathered will not be released to any other company or organization for any purpose. This information remains totally confidential.

This webinar was recorded on December 6, 2010, and is now available on-demand here.