Live Webinar: Ulcerative Colitis Insights: A Primer for Pharmacy Teams

Pharmacist & Pharmacy Tech CEU
notesLive Conference
Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

This webinar begins March 16 at 2:00 PM EST

To register for this webinar: purchase this course and then go to
My Info/Courses >> My Webinars >> Register for Webinar. You will also be sent an email with a registeration link.

Course Summary

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the colon and is one of two gastrointestinal disorders that comprise inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The appropriate diagnosis and treatment of UC is critical to maintain patients' quality of life while avoiding complications of the disease. Pharmacists are a vital part of the care team and can use their medication expertise to guide treatment decisions and counsel patients with UC on medication therapies. This continuing education program will provide a review of the etiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of UC. Available pharmacologic treatments, including mechanisms of action, side effect profiles, and recommended place in therapy, will be discussed in detail. The role of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as members of interdisciplinary care teams will be highlighted.

Course Objectives

Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of ulcerative colitis (UC)

Compare and Contrast pharmacologic therapies for UC

Identify the mechanisms of action and side effect profiles of medications used to treat UC

Provide medication counseling points for patients with UC

I. Introduction

II. Etiology and Epidemiology

III. Risk Factors

A. The Microbiome
B. Genetics
C. Immune-Mediated Risks
D. Environment and Lifestyle

IV. Pathophysiology

V. Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis

A. Clinical Presentation
B. Diagnosis

VI. Management of Ulcerative Colitis

A. Nonpharmacologic and Lifestyle Approaches
B. Pharmacologic Approaches
C. Maintenance Therapy
D. Induction Therapy for Mild-Moderate Active Disease
E. Induction Therapy for Moderate-to-Severe Active Disease
F. Therapy for Active Severe or Fulminant Disease

VII. Drug Monitoring

VIII. Tips for Pharmacy Technicians

IX. Clinical Pearls and Additional Resources Summary

X. Summary

How to Earn Live CE Webinar Credit

Participants are required to:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures

  • Attend and participate in the live webinar

  • Complete an evaluation uses gotowebinar to present live webinars.  You must attend the full presentation in order to get credit for the activity.  You are not able to listen to the webinar via telephone. will not grant credit to individuals who have not attended and participated in the full webinar. audits attendance and participation in order to be in compliance with ACPE standards.

How to Earn Credit:
To earn credit for this course, participants must:
  1. Read the course objectives and faculty planner disclosure
  2. Read the course material
  3. Complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70% and complete the course evaluation form.
  4. Results are automatically submitted to CPE Monitor
ACPE 60 Day Course Submission Deadline:
ACPE requires that CPE credit must be reported within 60 days of being earned. To verify that your credits have been reported to CPE Monitor, we strongly suggest you to check your NABP eProfile account to confirm that your completed CE was transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline.  After the 60 day deadline, will no longer be able to award credit for this activity.

Faculty Planner Disclosure

The following individuals were involved in the development of this activity: Liz Fredrickson, PharmD, BCPS, and Pamela Sardo, PharmD, BS. Pamela Sardo was an employee of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals until March 2022 and has no conflicts of interest or relationships regarding the subject matter discussed. There are no financial relationships or commercial or financial support relevant to this activity to report or disclose by or any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.

Unlabeled Use Disclosures

The information provided in this course is general in nature and it is solely designed to provide participants with continuing education credit(s). This course and materials are not meant to substitute for the independent, professional judgment of any participant regarding that participant’s professional practice, including but not limited to patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Medical and pharmacy practices, rules, and laws vary from state to state, and this course does not cover the laws of each state; therefore, participants must consult the laws of their state as they relate to their professional practice. Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, must consult with their employer, healthcare facility, hospital, or other organization, for guidelines, protocols, and procedures they are to follow. The information provided in this course does not replace those guidelines, protocols, and procedures but is for academic purposes only, and this course’s limited purpose is for the completion of continuing education credits. Participants are advised and acknowledge that information related to medications, their administration, dosing, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, warnings, precautions, or accepted uses are constantly changing, and any person taking this course understands that such person must make an independent review of medication information prior to any patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Any discussion of off-label use of any medication, device, or procedure is informational only and such uses are not endorsed hereby. Nothing contained in this course represents the opinions, views, judgments, or conclusions of LLC. LLC is not liable or responsible to any person for any inaccuracy, error, or omission with respect to this course, or course material.

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  • Operating System: Windows 7,8,10, or 11 /Mac OS X 10.9 or later/iOS/Android
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  • Target Audience: Pharmacist, Pharmacy Tech
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)
  • Post-test must be completed by: 4/16/2024
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • UAN: 0669-0000-24-029-L01-P
  • Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
  • UAN Number: (Techs): 0669-0000-24-029-L01-T
  • CeBroker Number: 20-1182994


Liz Fredrickson, PharmD, BCPS


This webinar begins March 16 at 2:00 PM EST

To register for this webinar: purchase this course and then go to
My Info/Courses >> My Webinars >> Register for Webinar. You will also be sent an email with a registeration link.

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