Intravenous Iron in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Closing Outcomes Chasms through the Effective Management of Iron Deficiency Anemia

Lake Buena Vista, FL US
December 7, 2022

A foundational review of IBD-associated IDA etiology and pathophysiology, as well as a detailed appraisal of the emerging clinical trial data catalyzing the evolving clinical utility of next-generation IV iron agents in IBD, will set the stage of an interactive data-driven discussion of how to safely and effectively implement these agents in practice. Using patient cases, clinical experts will evaluate the rationale for IV iron in IBD management, investigate currently-available agents, and provide practical solutions to real-world clinical questions from today’s gastroenterology clinic.

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists and members of their multidisciplinary, interprofessional inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment team.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the basic principles of iron metabolism and absorption, including the practical distinctions between functional and absolute iron deficiency, with a focus on how these principles apply to IDA treatment in IBD. 
  • Evaluate the role of iron deficiency as an etiology for anemia in IBD. 
  • Recognize the prevalence of comorbid IBD and IDA and describe the substantial impact of anemia on IBD patient-reported quality-of-life metrics and clinical outcomes.
  • Review the essential utility of serum ferritin, transferrin saturation (TSAT), and C-reactive protein as diagnostic laboratory indices, alongside hemoglobin, for IDA in IBD. 
  • Examine the pathophysiologic principles of how inflammation and hepcidin affect iron availability and utilization, especially in an intrinsically hyperinflammatory condition like IBD, and the resultant rationale for preferential treatment with IV iron vs oral iron. 
  • Identify how next-generation IV iron products have improved upon the safety and efficacy profiles of older agents, with emphasis on dramatically reduced rates of severe hypersensitivity reactions, especially in the setting of IBD. 
  • Appraise completed, ongoing, and planned clinical trials of IV iron therapies for IDA management in IBD.
  • Compare and contrast FDA-approved IV iron products, including new indications and dosing regimens. 
  • Identify how next-generation IV iron products have improved upon the safety and efficacy profiles of older agents, with emphasis on dramatically reduced rates of severe hypersensitivity reactions, especially in the setting of IBD. 
  • Design innovative, evidence-supported clinical tools that can interface with institutional EHRs, such as diagnostic algorithms, digitalized checklists to promote IBD GDMT, and Ganzoni’s formula to determine iron repletion dosages.

Presented by Creative Educational Concepts, LLC.

Supported through an independent educational grant from American Regent.

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Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/07/2022 - 12:30pm EST
Event ends: 
12/07/2022 - 1:30pm EST

12:30-12:35 PM   Welcome and Introductions/Pre-test

12:35-12:50 PM   IDA in IBD: The Etiology, Epidemiology, and Pivotal Impact of Inflammation on Functional Iron Deficiency

  12:50-1:05 PM   What’s New and What’s Next: The Established Paradigm and the Evolving Evidentiary Base for Nextgeneration IV Iron Therapies in IBD

    1:05-1:30 PM   Gastroenterology Expert Exchange—Data-driven Discussions of Hyperinflammation, Hepcidin, and Real-world Implications for IV Iron in IBD Clinical Case Discussion, Post-test and Q&A

Walt Disney Swan Dolphin Hotel
Northern Hemisphere C
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
United States

Neilanjan Nandi, MD, FACP (Activity Chair)
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA





Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD
Professor of Medicine
Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Philadelphia, PA



Millie D. Long, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC




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Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD–has disclosed that he has stock options in Virgo. He is an advisor or consultant to Abbvie, American Regent, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Ferring, Gilead, Janssen Orthobiotech, MedEd Consultants, Merck, Morphic Therapeutics, Pfizer, Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., Romark, Sandoz, Salix Pharmaceuticals / Valeant, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Takeda, and UCB. He also receives research support from Bristol Meyers Squibb, Celgene, Janssen Orthobiotech, and UCB.
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