In a series of dinner meetings throughout Australia, Cornerstones Health presented the most important scientific and clinical advances from Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2015 which was held in Washington, DC, in May. The content was developed by a group of international inflammatory bowel disease experts during the DDW congress, led by Cornerstones founders, Dr Marla Dubinsky and Dr David Rubin. The international experts included Dr Miles Sparrow and Dr Susan Connor who are actively involved in the management and treatment of IBD in Australia, and who conducted the dinner meetings. Cornerstones’ Best of DDW in IBD for Australia was funded by an independent educational grant from Janssen.

To enable this important information to be available to those who could not attend one of these dinner meetings, the presentation on the 29th July in Melbourne was filmed.

The goal of this presentation by Dr Miles Sparrow from The Alfred Hospital , Melbourne, is to provide you with the highly clinically pertinent data, which allows you to implement new understanding into your practice.

Dr Paul Spizzo from St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne also presents some sections.

The views expressed in this video are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of Janssen. Janssen cannot endorse the use of its products outside the Approved Product Information.


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03:59 Diagnosis and natural history, including genetics and microbiome


23:29 Disease activity monitoring and therapeutic monitoring

28:54 Current and emerging therapies: Non-biologics and biologics

54:24 Treatment and disease-related outcomes and complications

1:02:30 Prevention and health maintenance