15th Annual Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Art and Science in the Diagnosis and Treatment 2022

Boston, MA US
September 23, 2022 to September 24, 2022

Join us in-person or virtually for IBD Boston 2022. 

Each year, the Boston IBD conference  brings top gastroenterologists 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 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 – or – if you prefer – from the comfort of your home or office through a virtual live stream. 

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."

Keynote Speakers

Jean-Frédéric Colombel, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

Gilaad Kaplan, MD, MPH, FRCPC, AGAF, FCAHS
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, 
O’Brien Institute for Public Health and Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, 
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Sandra Quezada, MD, MS, AGAF (She/Her)
Associate Dean for Admissions
Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Acknowledgement

Education program is provided by:

  • Boston University School of Medicine | Continuing Medical 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

 

Supported by educational grants from:

  • Pfizer, Inc.

Supported by exhbits from:

  • Janssen Immunology
  • Abbvie

 

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:
 

  • Discuss emerging agents for IBD in terms of therapeutic target, safety and efficacy data, and place in therapy.
  • 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.
  • Differentiate the benefits and risks of biologic treatments in patients with IBD.
  • Recognize the value and role of therapeutic drug monitoring.
  • Explore the complex interplay of IBD and fertility concerns, pregnancy, and sexual function in women’s health. 
  • Promote and advocate for the patient’s role and voice in IBD shared decision-making to drive a more patient-oriented treatment approach.
  • Review the role of diagnostic imaging and endoscopic biopsy in the diagnosis and monitoring of CD and UC.
  • Identify the most current approaches to the management of postoperative recurrence in CD.
  • Describe the medical and surgical approaches in patients with severe UC and pouchitis.
  • Identify issues specific to LGBTQ patients with IBD.
     
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.25 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: ABCGN21_076 Hours Approved: 11.25
Course opens: 
04/13/2022
Course expires: 
09/24/2023
Event starts: 
09/23/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/24/2022 - 5:00pm EDT
Cost:
$199.00

Friday September 23, 2022

12:00pm        
Registration (in person attendees)

12:45pm        
Welcome and Introduction 

12:50pm     
Keynote:  Environmental Factors: Their Role in IBD Disease Pathogenesis.  Can We Prevent IBD?
Gilaad Kaplan, MD, MPH, FRCPC, AGAF, FCAHS 

1:35pm         
Contemporary Management of Acute Severe Colitis
Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH

2:00pm         
Radiology and IBD
Martin P. Smith, MD

2:25pm         
Panel: Medical and Surgical Management of Complex Crohns Disease
Moderator:  Adam Cheifetz, MD
Panelists:  Sarah N. Flier, MD, Gilaad Kaplan, MD, MPH, FRCPC, AGAF, FCAHS, Jason Hall, MD, MPH, Matthew Shields, MD

3:25pm        
Break

3:45 pm        
Management of Short Bowel Syndrome
Christopher P. Duggan, MD, MPH

4:10pm        
Panel: Sexual Function and Fertility
Moderator: Sonia Friedman, MD, FACG
Panelists: Janis Heidi Fox, MD, Angela Kuhnen, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Meghan Z. Markowski, PT, DPT

4:55pm    
Fireside Chat: How to Advocate for Your Patients with Insurance Companies
Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH, Jo Stewart RPh, MS, CSP

5:30pm        
Adjourn

Saturday, September 24, 2022

7:30am            
Registration/Breakfast for in person attendees

8:00am        
Introduction 

8:05am
Keynote: What Management of IBD Will Look Like 15 Years in The Future
Jean-Frédéric Colombel, MD 

8:50am            
Pathology and IBD
TBD

9:15am            
CBT Behavioral Therapy
Sarah Ballou, PhD

9:40am         
Panel: Positioning of the Biologics
Moderator: Matthew Hamilton, MD
Panelists:  Jean-Frédéric Colombel, MD, Laurie Grossberg, MD, Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc

                    
10:25am         
Break  

10:45am         
Panel: Colon Dysplasia 
Moderator: Bharati Kochar, MD, MS
Panelists: D. Punyanganie de Silva, MBBS, MPH, MRCP(UK), Randall Pellish, MD

11:30am         
Liver Disease in IBD
Kathleen Viveiros, MD

11:55am         
Very Early Onset IBD: Diagnosis and Treatment
Jodie Ouahed, MDCM, MMSc, FRCPC, FAAP

12:20pm        
Break (Lunch for in person attendees)

1:20pm         
Keynote: Social Determinants of Health in Patients with IBD
Sandra Quezada, MD, MS, AGA

2:05pm         
Transition to breakouts

2:10pm    
Difficult Case Breakouts
Jess Kaplan, MD
Hamed Khalili, MD
Alexander N. Levy, MD
Loren Rabinowitz, MD
Sharmeel Wasan, MD, FACG
Rachel W. Winter, MD, MPH

3:10pm         
Break 

3:40pm     
LGBTQ and IBD
Victor Chedid, MD, MS

4:05pm     
How Genetics and Biomarkers Can Predict Response
Sean Fine MD, MS

4:30pm            
Panel Medical and Surgical Management of Complex UC        
Moderator: Rachel W. Winter, MD, MPH
Panelists:Jess Kaplan, MD, David A. Kleiman, MD, Msc, FACS, FASCRS, L. Campbell Levy, MD

5:15pm         
Adjourn  

Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 PARK PLAZA AT ARLINGTON STREET
Boston, MA 02116
United States
+1 (617) 426-2000

Renowned as one of the best hotels in Boston, MA, this property offers an incomparable location and an elevated level of service. The Boston Common hotel provides a selection of rooms and suites, all refurbished and redesigned, with a wealth of amenities and dining options. Boston Park Plaza is superbly located amid shopping, transportation, restaurants and historic destinations that inspire discovery.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Boston Park Plaza with an arrival date of Thursday, September 22nd and a departure date of Sunday September 25, 2022..  All guest rooms are run-of-house and guestroom types cannot be guaranteed.

Room rates start at $269 (single or double occupancy) + plus applicable taxes (currently 16.45%). 

The room block will be open until 5:00PM local time on September 1st or until it sells out, whichever happens first.  After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

Individual reservations can be called in to 617-379-7129  and reference the group name IBD Boston 2022.

Rates cannot be changed at check in or check out for guests who fail to identify their affiliation at the time the reservation is made. Cancellations of individual reservaions will be accepted up until 3:00pm three days prior to arrival date, at which point, a one night non-refundable deposit will be charged to teh credit care of the guest on file.  

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!

Speakers

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

Victor Chedid, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Consultant
Mayo Clinic 

Jean-Frédéric Colombel, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

D. Punyanganie de Silva, MBBS, MPH, MRCP(UK) 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 
Associate Physician 
Crohn’s & Colitis Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Christopher P. Duggan, MD, MPH
Senior Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Director, Center for Nutrition
Medical Director, Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation
Boston Children’s Hospital
Samuel Meltzer, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Sean Fine MD, MS
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Sarah N. Flier, MD (she/her)
Assistant Professor | Harvard Medical School
Director | Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program
Fellowship Program Director | Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Director of Quality Assurance | Division of Gastroenterology

Janis Heidi Fox, MD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Matthew Hamilton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Translational Research
Director of the IBD fellowship Program and IBD Education Programs 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Crohn's and Colitis Center

Gilaad Kaplan, MD, MPH, FRCPC, AGAF, FCAHS
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, 
O’Brien Institute for Public Health and Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, 
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Jess Kaplan, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
MassGeneral for Children

Hamed Khalili, MD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 
Gastroenterologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

David A. Kleiman, MD, Msc, FACS, FASCRS
Staff Surgeon, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Tufts University School of Medicine

Angela Kuhnen, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Surgical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency
Assistant Professor of Surgery Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Alexander N. Levy, MD
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Gastroenterologist
Tufts Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Meghan Z. Markowski, PT, DPT
Clinical Specialist in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
Board Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist
Board Certified in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

L. Campbell Levy, MD
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Dartmouth Hitchcok Medical Center and Clinics

Jodie Ouahed, MDCM, MMSc, FRCPC, FAAP
Staff Physician, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Boston Children's Hospital

Sandra Quezada, MD, MS, AGAF (She/Her)
Associate Dean for Admissions
Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Loren Rabinowitz, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Martin P. Smith, MD
Director, Community MRI
Body MRI and Abdominal Imaging
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Jo Stewart RPh, MS, CSP
Specialty Pharmacy Manager
Boston Children’s Pharmacy
Boston Children’s Hospital

Kathleen Viveiros, MD
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Rachel W. Winter, MD, MPH
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director
IBD Center Associate Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Boston Children’s Hospital

Robert Burakoff, MD, MPH, FACG, AGAF
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Vice Chair of Medicine,
Ambulatory Services
Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School

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
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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

Jason Hall, MD, MPH
Chief, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Co-Director, Dempsey Center for Digestive Disorders
Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston Medical Center

Jhenane Joseph, RN, BSN
Registered Nurse
Boston Medical Center

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

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

Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
Continuing Medical Education Office
Boston University School of Medicine

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

Joel Weinstock, MD
Professor at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center
Director of Crohn’s and Colitis Center at Tufts Medical Center

CME Program Manager: Claire P. Grimble, CMP

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Available Credit

  • 11.25 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: ABCGN21_076 Hours Approved: 11.25

Supported by exhbits from:

  • Abbvie
  • Janssen Immunology

Supported by educational grants from:

  • Pfizer, Inc.

Price

Cost:
$199.00
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Allied Healthcare (RN, PA, NP)$149
Fellows/Resident/Student$100
BUSM Alumni $160

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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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