17th Annual Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Art and Science in the Diagnosis and Treatment 2024

Boston, MA US
September 13, 2024 to September 14, 2024

Join us in-person for IBD Boston 2024. September 13-14, 2024

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 CE program. This program is designed to stimulate conversations about how to initiate practice changes within the IBD healthcare team in the diagnosis and management of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).  Through keynote talks and panel discussions, 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:

  • Absolutely wonderful! Can't wait for next year!

  • This conference is such a gem and important resource for GI docs. This is a world class conference!

  • Excellent program very thoughtfully constructed!

  • 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.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.25 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 11.25 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 11.50 ANCC
    • 8.00 ANCC Pharmacology
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/13/2024 - 12:45pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/14/2024 - 4:00pm EDT

Coming Spring 2024

Friday 9/13 - 12 noon - 5:00pm

Saturday 9/14 - 8am - 4:00pm

Hilton Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
United States
+1 (617) 482-1800

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

Lilian Chen, MD, MSEd, FACS
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Chief, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Department of Surgery
Tufts Medical Center

Brittany Devaney, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Gastroenterology CDTM Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy
Boston Children’s Hospital

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

Sonia Friedman, MD, FACG
Course Co-Director
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Chief, Gastroenterology
Tufts Medical Center

Laurie Grossberg, MD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center  

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
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

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

CCE Program Manager: Claire P. Grimble, CMP

Credit Types:  AMA, ANCC, ACPE, MOC, Participation

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

  • 11.25 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 11.25 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 11.50 ANCC
    • 8.00 ANCC Pharmacology
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Registration Fees
Allied Healthcare (RN, PA, NP)$TBD
Fellows/Resident/Student $TBD
BU Alumni $TBD

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.  

If you need to cancel your registration, please click here

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-CCE 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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Please Note

The conference organizers may take pictures or record videos during the conference. In registering for the conference, you acknowledge that BU-CCE may photograph you during the meeting, and you agree that we may include images of yourself, intact or in part, for conference promotional activities or other related endeavors. This material may also appear on the conference's website or associated social media outlets. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the BUSM representative onsite know

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

Unauthorized Registration Sites

Registration for courses managed by BU-CME can only be completed through our website at https://cme.bu.edu. Course registrations made through other sites cannot be honored. BUSM-CME is not able to refund fees paid through unaffiliated registration sites, such as eMedEvents.com

Please report any unauthorized websites or solicitations for registrations to cme@bu.edu.

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.