16th Annual Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Art and Science in the Diagnosis and Treatment 2023

Boston, MA US
September 8, 2023 to September 9, 2023

SAVE THE DATE!  Join us in-person  for IBD Boston 2023. Septmber 8-9, 2023

Each year, the Boston IBD conference  brings top gastroenterology specialists from North America together with up-and-coming Boston area specialists for a 1.5 day CME/CNE program. This program is designed to stimulate conversations about how to initiate practice changes within the IBD healthcare team in in the diagnosis and management of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).  Through keynote talks, panel discussions and breakout sessions, you will be challenged to develop innovative strategies to improve the quality of life for your patients while prolonging clinical remission. The city of Boston provides an excellent backdrop for this educational and networking experience – we hope you can join us in person this year.

What past attendees have said about the Boston IBD Meeting:

  • "Excellent conference! Case discussions were good."

  • "Wonderful and as always highly educational! Provides useful information we can apply to our practice daily."



Education program is provided by:

  • Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine | Barry M. Manuel Center for Continuing Education 

In conjunction with:

  • Boston Medical Center
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center


Target Audience

This course is designed for the  entire IBD healthcare team  including gastroenterologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, NP/PAs, nurses. pharmacists and other health care professionals caring for patients with CD and UC.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss emerging agents for IBD in terms of therapeutic target, safety and efficacy data, and place in therapy.
  2. Critically assess targets of mucosal healing used in treat-to-target strategies and the evidence that exists to support the use of these strategies in IBD patients.
  3. Differentiate the benefits and risks of biologic treatments in patients with IBD.
  4. Recognize the value and role of therapeutic drug monitoring.
  5. Explore the complex interplay of IBD and pregnancy  
  6. Describe the diagnosis and management of comorbid mental health conditions (anxiety depression) in IBD patients 
  7. Identify the most current approaches to the management of postoperative recurrence in CD.
  8. Describe the medical and surgical approaches in patients with severe UC and pouchitis
  9. Manage the extraintestinal manifestations of IBD
  10. Discus the role of the multidisciplinary team (gastroenterologist, social work, dietitian) in successfully transitioning a patient from pediatric to adult care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.08 ABCGN
    According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), the approved hours in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN. Specific Category Approved: ABCGN22_056 Hours Approved: 12.08
  • 11.00 ABIM MOC II
  • 11.00 ABP MOC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/08/2023 - 12:45pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/09/2023 - 5:00pm EDT

Coming Spring 2023

Revere Hotel Boston Common
200 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
United States
+1 (617) 482-1800


A block of rooms has been reserved at the special rate of $299/night, single or double, plus applicable taxes. The room block will be held until August 16th, 2023 or until it is full.  Space is limited and is subject to availability.  You may make reservations by online or by calling (617) 482-1800.  Mention you are with the BOSTON 2023 IBD MEETING to receive the special conference rate. 

Please use the link below to reserve your room:

Boston 2023 IBD Meeting

Please email cgrimble@bu.edu with any questions about booking hotel rooms.

By staying at the conference venue, you help the host organizations meet their contractual obligations. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decision.  Thank you!



Logan International Airport (BOS) is 6 miles from the Revere Hotel Boston Common (15 – 30 minutes driving, depending on traffic).

Logan Airport offers passengers a variety of transportation options ranging from taxi and limousine services to rental cars and shuttle buses plus connections to local bus and train stations.  Visit http://www.massport.com/logan-airport/to-from-logan/transportation-options/ for more information.

Taxi Service

There are a number of taxi services available at Logan International Airport. The estimated fare to the Revere Hotel Boston Common is $35 – $50.

Subway Service (MBTA Green and Orange Lines)

Subway service is available from Logan International Airport to the Revere Hotel Boston Common via the Blue Line to either the Green or Orange Line. The cost is $2.75. Visit  http://www.mbta.com for a schedule and details.

Note: Fares are subject to change.

Tourist Information

Boston's history recalls revolution and transformation, and today the city is still among the country’s most forward-thinking and barrier-breaking cities.  It is rich with history, culture and art.  Visit https://www.boston.gov/visiting-boston for more information.

Climate in September

Temperatures range from 58° to 73°F.

Since everyone has a different level of comfort, we suggest you dress in layers.

Planning Committee

Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Crohn’s and Colitis Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH
Course Co-Director
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director
IBD Center Associate Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Boston Children’s Hospital

Adam Cheifetz, MD
Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Susan Dybowski, MSN, CPNP
CNE Course Advisor
Pediatric IBD Nurse Practitioner
Boston Children’s Hospital

Sonia Friedman, MD, FACG
Course Co-Director
Chief, Gastroenterology
Tufts Medical Center

Kathleen Gura, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, FPPAG
Pharmacy Clinical Research Program Manager, Pharmacy
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Surgeon-in-Chief, Tufts Medical Center
Benjamin Andrews Chair for the Department of Surgery
Tufts University School of Medicine

Sushrut Jangi, MD 
Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology, Tufts Medical School
Division of Gastroenterology
Tufts Medical Center 

Christopher J Moran, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Director, Mass General for Children Pediatric IBD Program
Program Director, MassGeneral for Children's Pediatric GI Fellowship

Randall Pellish, MD
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Division of Gastroenterology
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Program Director, HMS Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Associate Director for Inclusion, Fenwick Institute for Pediatric Health Equity and Inclusion

Abbas Rupawala, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School
Director, IBD Center, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Matthew Shields, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
UMass Memorial Medical Center

Sharmeel Wasan, MD, FACG
Course Co-Director
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director, Section of Gastroenterology
Boston Medical Center

CME Program Manager: Claire P. Grimble, CMP

In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Available Credit

  • 12.08 ABCGN
    According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), the approved hours in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN. Specific Category Approved: ABCGN22_056 Hours Approved: 12.08
  • 11.00 ABIM MOC II
  • 11.00 ABP MOC

This program is supported in part by exhibits from:

  • Janssen Immunology


Please login or register to take this course.
Registration Fees
Allied Healthcare (RN, PA, NP)$149
Fellows/Resident/Student in person $0
BU Alumni $160

To pay by check, please create an account and email us at cme@bu.edu or call 617-358-5005 and we will assist you.

Cancellation Policy
Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds, less an $50 administrative fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the meeting. Should cancellation occur within the two-week window, a credit will be issued, not a refund. Credits will be honored for up to two years. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee. Cancellations/substitution(s) must be made in writing. Refunds or credits will not be issued once the conference has started. This course is subject to change or cancellation.  

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Special Services / Dietary Needs

Boston University strives to be accessible, inclusive and diverse in our facilities, programming and academic offerings. Your experience in this event is important to us. If you have a disability, require communication access services for the deaf or hard of hearing, or believe that you require a reasonable accommodation for another reason please contact the BU-CME Office at least 3 weeks prior to event to discuss your needs.  For in person meetings with meals, we will work to accommodate dietary requests (including, but not limited to: kosher, vegetarian, low cholesterol, and low sodium) received in writing at least three weeks prior to the start of the conference.  Please contact us at cme@bu.edu

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Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions are as follows

We are committed to creating a safe conference environment. Mask-wearing is not required, but remains optional, for events. We also strongly encourage all attendees to be vaccinated with boosters, as eligible. Any participant with symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 should not engage in group activities and seek medical advice. 

We will continue to follow local, state, and Federal event and meeting protocols to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and the local community and will update all attendees on these protocols as we get closer to the meeting date

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Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Claire Grimble, cme@bu.edu, 617-358-5005.  Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.