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Biosimilars: A collaboration between ASGE, SGNA and France Foundation
About this Webinar
This learning activity contains 2 recorded webinars created in partnership by ASGE, SGNA, and The France Foundation. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer, Inc.  All planning, implementing, evaluating and recording keeping of this activity was the sole responsibility of the provider with no influence by the commercial entity.

Fundamentals of Biosimilars in the GI Clinic
Hear 3 perspectives from the interdisciplinary team. Kenneth McQuaid, MD, FASGE discusses when to prescribe biosimilars, Cathleen Shellnutt, MSN, RN, CGRN discusses how to administer biosimilars, and Edward Li, PharmD, explains the safety and efficacy of biosimilars.

Biosimilars & Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Test your skills in 3 cases commonly seen in the GI clinic presented by Catherine Bauer, MSN, RN, CGRN. Kenneth McQuaid, MD, FASGE answers common questions about when to prescribe and when to switch patients to a biosimilar. Edward Li, PharmD, compares the efficacy of biosimilars to their reference drugs.
Learning Objectives
By completing this learning activity, you will be able to:
  • Define biosimilars, extrapolation, and interchangeability on the basis of FDA definitions and guidance
  • Explain the basics of the FDA approval process and how it uses the “totality of evidence” to determine biosimilarity
  • Explore data on safety and immunogenicity of originator biologics and biosimilars
  • Examine relevant regulations concerning pharmacy substitution with biosimilars
  • Discuss the role of the nurse in the process of biosimilar use
  • Review key concepts in patient teaching related to biosimilarsApply the foundational knowledge on biosimilars into clinical situations relevant to gastroenterology practice
  • Discuss the role of the nurse in the process of biosimilar use
  • Review key concepts in patient teaching related to biosimilars
Access the Biosimilar Webinars
Access these 2 Biosimilar webinars here. A PDF version of the slide presentation can be found on the Course tab of this activity.
Kenneth McQuaid, MD, FASGE
UCSF School of Medicine

Edward Li, PharmD, MPH, BCOP
University of New England College of Pharmacy

Catherine Bauer, MSN, RN, MBA, CGRN, CFER
University of Virginia Medical Center

Cathleen Shellnut, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, CGRN
Medical City Plano
CE/CME Claiming
Participants who complete this learning activity are eligible for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Instructions on how to claim CE/CME can be found on The France Foundation website upon completion.
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: No Credit Offered
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