IBD 2014: Tackling Tough Questions - November 8, 2014

Rosemont, IL US
November 8, 2014

This meeting will focus on medical, surgical and integrative approaches for managing inflammatory bowel disease.   New information about the optimization of therapies, understanding of pouchitis, triggers for inflammatory bowel disease flares and identifying modifications in surgical approaches will be provided

Many health care professionals are undereducated and misinformed in regards to inflammatory bowel disease.  Additionally new research and therapies have emerged that the medical community needs to be aware of to manage and treat our patients.


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - Illinois Chapter. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 
This meeting is being supported by Abbvie

Target Audience

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Surgeons
  • Internists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Allied health care professionals 

Learning Objectives

After attending this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the clinical characteristics of ulcerative colitis
  • Identify triggers of ulcerative colitis disease flares
  • Identify medical options in mild, moderate, and severe ulcerative colitis.
  • Understand inpatient management of fulminant ulcerative colitis
  • Understand surgical options in ulcerative colitis
  • Identify triggers of Crohn’s disease flares
  • Identify medical options in mild, moderate, and severe Crohn’s disease.
  • Understand surgical options in Crohn’s disease
  • Understand the challenges of upper GI Crohn’s disease
  • Identify risk factors for disease relapse following surgery in Crohn’s disease
  • Understand the medical options for post-operative prophylaxis in Crohn’s disease
  • Identify surgical considerations in the treatment of fistulous Crohn’s disease
  • Understand medical options in patients with Crohn’s disease fistulas
  • Understand the implications of dysplasia in patients with chronic ulcerative colitis
  • Identify modifications in surgical approaches to patients with ulcerative colitis who have dysplasia or colon cancer
Additional information


Rebecca Wagner, MSW
Phone Number: 
+1 (847) 827-0404
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/08/2014 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/08/2014 - 3:00pm
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
United States
Planning Committee:
Russell Cohen, MD - Course Director
David Rubin, MD
Glenn Gordon, MD
Russell Cohen, MD - University of Chicago Medicine
Charlie Lees, MD - University of Edinburgh, Scotland
David Rubin, MD - University of Chicago Medicine
Stephen Hanuaer, MD - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Matthew Ciorba, MD - Washington University - St. Louis
Adam Cheifetz, MD - Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospital, Boston
Glenn Gordon, MD - The Carle Foundation/Digestive Health Research
Amy Kulus, RN, BSN - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Michele Rubin, APN, CNS - University of Chicago Medicine
Jennifer Labas, APN, NP - University of Chicago Medicine
Betty White, APN, NP - Digestive Disease Specialists - Tacoma, Washington
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following:
In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships.  These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved. 

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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