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
     

Recognized by Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

 

 

Registration Fees
MD/DO$249
Allied Healthcare (RN, PA, NP)$199
Fellows/Resident/Student $50

BU Alumni are 20% off.  Please use coupon code ALUMNI20 at checkout

Want to bring several folks from your practice or office?  Reach out to Claire to discuss discounted pricing.

Grant Support
  • Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
  • This program is supported in part by educational grants from Pfizer. 

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 the activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of artificial intelligence in diagnosing and monitoring IBD.
  2. Describe emerging agents for IBD in terms of therapeutic target, safety and efficacy data, and place in therapy.
  3. Delineate the utility of point of care intestinal ultrasound as a modality in monitoring IBD disease activity.
  4. Apply patient-specific needs in selecting a biologic for a patient with IBD (personalized medicine). 
  5. Review the evidence regarding the role of therapeutic drug monitoring and combination therapy in pediatric and adult IBD
  6. Describe the risk factors for the development or intestinal cancer in IBD, and the role of surveillance.
  7. Characterize the hepatic extraintestinal manifestations of IBD, including hepatitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis.
  8. Plan to implement current approaches for the management of postoperative recurrence in CD.
  9. Describe the medical and surgical approaches in patients with severe UC and pouchitis.
  10. Discuss how health disparities and racism impact outcomes in IBD patients.
  11. Engage members of the interprofessional team (e.g., gastroenterologists, pharmacists, behavioral health) to support successful transition of patients from pediatric to adult care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.50 ABIM Medical Knowledge
  • 10.50 ABP Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
  • 10.50 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 11.25 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 10.75 ANCC
    • 8.00 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 10.50 Participation
Course opens: 
04/24/2024
Course expires: 
11/09/2024
Event starts: 
09/13/2024 - 12:45pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/14/2024 - 4:00pm EDT
Cost:
$249.00

Friday | September 13

12:00pm
Registration

12:50pm
Keynote: AI in IBD: Much Will Change, Much Will Stay the Same | Ryan W. Stidham, MD, MS, AGAF

1:35pm
Prevention of IBD:  Are we Ready? | Alan Moss, MD

2:00pm
Intestinal Ultrasound in IBD | Sanchit Gupta, MD, MS 

2:25pm
Panel: Complicated Crohn’s | Moderator: Sushrut Jangi, MD
Panelists: Martin P. Smith, MD | Ryan W. Stidham, MD, MS, AGAF | Francis A. Farraye, MD, MS

3:10pm
Radiology in IBD | Martin P. Smith, MD

3:35pm
Break

3:55pm
Keynote: Cancer and IBD | Francis A. Farraye, MD, MS

4:40pm
Pediatric Transitions | Samantha Zullow, MD

5:05pm
Best IBD Papers of 2023 
Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH | Sharmeel Wasan, MD, FACG

5:30pm
Adjourn

 

Saturday | September 14

7:30am
Registration and Breakfast

8:00am
Introduction 

8:05am
Keynote: Use of Concomitant Medications in IBD-Evidence, Outcomes, and Risks
Michael D. Kappelman, MD, MPH

8:50am
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in IBD  | Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD, MPH
            
9:15am
Liver Disease in IBD | Fredric Gordon, MD, FAASLD, FAST, AGAF

9:40am
Panel: Medical Management After Surgery  | Moderator: Lilian Chen, MD, MSEd, FACS
Panelists:  Jennifer Davids, MD | Angela H. Kuhnen, MD, FACS, FASCRS | Randall Pellish, MD | Jess L. Kaplan, MD

10:25am
Break  

10:45am
Panel: Positioning of Therapies | Moderator: Laurie Grossberg, MD
Panelists: Michael D. Kappelman, MD, MPH | Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD | Matthew J. Hamilton, MD

11:30am
Conventional And Novel Combination Therapy And De-Escalation | Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH

11:55am
Global Pregnancy Guidelines in IBD | Sonia Friedman, MD, FACG

12:20pm
Lunch

1:20pm
Personalized Medicine in IBD | Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD

2:05pm
A Conversation about Management of Micronutrient Deficiencies in the IBD Patient
Christopher J. Moran, MD | Tara Greenwood RD, LDN

2:30pm
Dermatology and IBD | Christina Lam, MD             

2:55pm
Panel: Multi-Disciplinary Care of the IBD Patient | Moderator: Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc
Panelists: Sarah Ballou, PhD | Abbas Rupawala, MD | Brittany Devaney, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

3:40pm
Adjourn

 

 

 

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

Travel

A block of rooms has been reserved at the special rate of $329/night, single or double, plus applicable taxes. The room block will be held until August 22nd, 2024 or until it is full.  Space is limited and is subject to availability.  You may make reservations by online or by calling (617) 203-7165.  Mention you are with  IBD24 to receive the special conference rate. 

Please use the link below to reserve your room:
https://book.passkey.com/e/50755134


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!

 

Travel

Transportation
Logan International Airport (BOS) is 6 miles from the Hilton Boston Park Plaza Hotel.  (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 Hilton Park Plaza Hotel is $35 – $50.

Subway Service (MBTA Green and Orange Lines)
Subway service is available from Logan International Airport to the hotel 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.

Keynote Speakers

Francis A. Farraye, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology  
Mayo Clinic, Florida

Michael D. Kappelman, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD
Professor of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center 

Ryan W. Stidham, MD, MS, AGAF
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology
Associate Professor, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS)
University of Michigan

Speakers

Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD MPH
Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Sarah Ballou, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director of GI Psychology Services
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Jennifer Davids, MD
Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Fredric Gordon, MD, FAASLD, FAST, AGAF
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Co-Director, Abdominal Transplant Institute
Medical Director of Liver Transplantation
Tufts Medical Center

Tara Greenwood RD, LDN
Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Division of Gastroenterology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Sanchit Gupta, MD, MS
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Matthew J. Hamilton M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Program Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship and Education
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jess L. Kaplan, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Mass General for Children

Angela H. Kuhnen, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Alan Moss MD
Chief Scientific Officer, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Christina Lam, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Medical Director, Dermatology Clinic
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Martin P. Smith, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Radiology Clinical Director of MRI
Diagnostic Radiology , Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Samantha Zullow, MD
Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Division of Gastroenterology
Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Planning Committee/Speakers

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, Mass General 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 Chobanian & Avedisian 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.

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Contact Hours: 10.77 of which TBD are eligible for pharmacology credit

This activity is approved for 10.5 CPE credit(s).

Other Learners:  All other learners may claim a certificate of participation.  Consult your professional licensing board regarding the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for programs certified for credit by organizations accredited by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Education.

MOC

ABIM
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 10.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

ABP
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 10.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

ABS
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

By participating and claiming credit, you agree to BU sharing your information with ACCME PARS the data conduit to the various boards. 

 

 

 

 

Available Credit

  • 10.50 ABIM Medical Knowledge
  • 10.50 ABP Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
  • 10.50 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 11.25 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 10.75 ANCC
    • 8.00 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 10.50 Participation

This program is supported in part by exhibits from:

  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine
  • Kate Farms
  • Lilly, USA
  • Organon

Grant Support

  • Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
  • This program is supported in part by educational grants from Pfizer. 

List current as of 6/11/24

Price

Cost:
$249.00
Please login or register to take this course.
Registration Fees
MD/DO$249
Allied Healthcare (RN, PA, NP)$199
Fellows/Resident/Student $50

BU Alumni are 20% off.  Please use coupon code ALUMNI20 at checkout

Want to bring several folks from your practice or office?  Reach out to Claire to discuss discounted pricing.

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

Sharing Your Information Through Participant Lists:

If you checked "Yes" to sharing your information on the participant list, we only share name, degree, organization, city and state. Checking "Yes" indicates we may share your name with exhibitors from commercial entities (ineligible companies) including pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

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.edu617-358-5005.  Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.