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Program Detail

Release Date: September-26-18
Credit Expiration Date: May-03-20


Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG, AGAF
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Co-Director, Advanced IBD Fellowship Program
The University of Chicago Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS
Co-Director, Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Sushila Dalal, MD
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
The University of Chicago Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

CCME Reviewer:
Thomas A. Ullman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Credit Hours



Video Roundtable

Program Description

A number of biosimilars have been approved in recent years, offering additional treatment options for patients with IBD. Given the novelty of biosimilars in the U.S., it’s not surprising that clinicians have questions. In this activity, faculty will define biosimilars, examine how they’re studied and regulated, and discuss their current and potential role in IBD management, including how they might contribute to value-based care.

Program Developer/Facilitator

This activity is jointly provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, and MCM Education.

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, NPs, PAs, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with IBD.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Review how biosimilars are similar to and different from their originator biologic.
  2. Discuss the biosimilar regulatory review process and similarities in safety and efficacy between biosimilars and originator biologics.
  3. Identify biosimilars approved for the treatment of patients with IBD.
  4. Describe value-based care and how it differs from fee-for-service care models.
  5. Discuss how the use of biosimilars will provide value-based care by improving patients’ health outcomes and quality of care.


The Albert Einstein College of Medicine also require that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product, or device, not yet approved for use in the United States.

Contributors whose COIs are irresolvable are not permitted to participate in Einstein CME activities.


Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG, AGAF
Speakers bureau: AbbVie, Takeda
Consultant: AbbVie, Celgene, Entera Health, Hospira, Janssen, Pfizer Inc., Sandoz, Takeda, UCB
Research support: AstraZeneca, Celgene, Gilead Sciences, MedImmune, Mesoblast, Osiris Therapeutics, Pfizer Inc., Receptos, RedHill Biopharma, Sanofi US, UCB

Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS
Consultant: Janssen, Pfizer Inc., Samsung Bioepis
Research support: Atlantic Pharmaceuticals, Gilead, Janssen, Pfizer Inc., Takeda

Sushila Dalal, MD
Research support: Pfizer Inc., Takeda

Thomas A. Ullman, MD
Consultant: Pfizer Inc.

The staff of CCME of Albert Einstein College of Medicine have no disclosures to report with any commercial interests relative to this CME activity.

Kathleen Hines, Vice President, Editorial Services, MCM Education, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of their affiliated institutions, the publisher, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center, Center for Continuing Medical Education, or Pfizer Inc. Any medications, diagnostic procedures, or treatments discussed by the program presenters should not be used by clinicians or other health care professionals without first evaluating their patients’ conditions, considering possible contraindications or risks, reviewing any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparing any therapeutic approach with the recommendations of other authorities.

Credit Statements

ACCME ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, and MCM Education. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ACCME CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commercial Support Statements

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.


Completion Instructions

  1. Minimum System Requirements: • Pentium III, 600 MHz or Equivalent Processor • 512 MB of RAM • Windows XP, Vista, or 7 • Mac OS X • 800x600 Monitor Resolution • 16-bit Color • 16 bit Sound Card with Speakers
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    * Take the post-test and score 80% (you are allowed a total of 3 attempts)
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