SEP 19, 2019 8:00 AM PDT

Importance and Role of Biomarkers in the Management of Pediatric Inflammatory Disease

Sponsored by: DiaSorin
Speaker
  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Co-Lead Investigator, Gi Care for Kids Site for ImproveCareNow, Quality Improvement Collaborative
    BIOGRAPHY

Abstract

DATE: September 19, 2019
TIME:  8:00am PDT, 11:00am EDT

In this webinar we will be reviewing the role of host and the microbiome in the pathobiology of IBD and provide an overview of the epidemiology of the disease in pediatric patients and why phenotyping disease is important for therapy.  We will be discussing how the fecal microbiome is complex and biologically important, ie dysbiosis in a number of diseases, in particular IBD.  We will also be reviewing the diagnostic approach to the pediatric patient with suspected IBD and the methods for assessing treatment success including the importance of fecal calprotectin in diagnosis and monitoring outcomes.  Finally we will provide a brief overview of both the pharmacological and nutritional approach to pediatric IBD treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review basic immuno-pathobiology of IBD and the phenotypes of IBD or IBDs - Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Indeterminate Colitis
  • Briefly describe the epidemiology of IBD in children
  • Describe the diagnostic testing for IBD in the pediatric patient
  • Use of fecal biomarker(s), calprotectin for diagnosis and treatment monitoring
  • Outline approaches to treatment of IBD in children; and why these approaches might work, and why fecal calprotectin is an optimal tool to assess outcomes

 

 

LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety.


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SEP 19, 2019 8:00 AM PDT

Importance and Role of Biomarkers in the Management of Pediatric Inflammatory Disease

Sponsored by: DiaSorin


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