We are looking forward to seeing you all next week. In preparation, please be sure to download the free conference app from iTunes or here if you use Android or BlackBerry. Get conference schedules, faculty bios, a customizable calendar, interactive maps, social media interaction, and more!
Have you signed up to Meet-the-Experts yet? This is your chance to get up close and personal with our presenters. 12 sessions are available, and cover a wide-range of IBD-related topics. Space is filling up fast. Hurry!
Don't forget to bring your sneakers. Start your Saturday on the right foot with some fresh air, exercise and fun. Sign up for the CCFA Scrub Run now and join the fun!
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Refresh, Recharge, and Learn
Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Clinical & Research Conference is the premier conference for healthcare professionals and researchers who study and manage patients with inflammatory bowel diseases and will take place December 12-14, 2013. Endorsed by the ACG, AGA, and NASPGHAN, this three-day conference offers exciting workshops and a two-track format designed for clinicians, researchers, allied health professionals,
nurses, and pediatric gastroenterologists. Located beachside at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida, this is the educational get-away worth attending.
This series provides attendees an intimate session with an expert specialist who will lead an engaging topic-focused discussion. With seating limited to 25 attendees per session, each breakfast and lunch will be highly interactive and provide an expanded opportunity for learning. Sessions are $30 for breakfast/$50 for lunch each and not included in standard registration fees.
To attend, simply select the sessions you'd like to attend. Seating is extremely limited. Don’t delay, sign up now.
After attending the clinical track at this conference, participants should be able to:
Review the indications and optimal implementation of endoscopy and imaging in IBD, as well as potential disease process imitating IBD
Analyze the risk factors and complications in the course of treating IBD in regards to thrombosis, gluten sensitivity, pain, autoimmune and drug induced enteropathy
Discuss advances in therapies in IBD to optimize patient management
Summarize where expert consensus lies regarding debatable topics of ileoanal pouch in Crohn’s colitis patients, use of biologic treatment addition to asymptomatic ulcerative colitis patients on an immunomodulator, and use or continuation of biologic or immunomodulator when IBD patient develops a malignancy.
Apply expert knowledge and experience to improve patient outcomes in cases of outpatient management of IBD, extraintestinal manifestations, opportunistic infections, difficult management decisions, and surveillance of colorectal cancer
Identify the surgical approach most appropriate in individual patients with Ulcerative Colitis in regards to ostomy, and outcomes of patient management with J-pouch surgery
Summarize the use of immunomodulators and biologics in treatment course of IBD patient, exploring the connection with lymphoma and cancer, skin side effects, potential infections, and other major side effects
Describe where expert consensus lies regarding debatable topics of medical therapy, endoscopic therapy, or ileocolonic resection as first line treatment for severe Crohn’s disease, continuation of immunomodulators and anti-TNFs when infections occur, and treatment pathways for patients with CMV and steroid refractory ulcerative colitis
Apply expert knowledge and experience to improve patient outcomes in cases of challenging inpatient IBD, complications in Crohn’s disease, identifying treatment errors, pregnant patients, and GI tract infections
Comment on specific IBD patient management challenges such as geriatric IBD, fistulae treatment, and Crohn’s disease management after ileo-colonic resection
Basic Science Track
After attending the basic science track at this conference, participants should be able to:
Review the expert understanding of the role of genetics in IBD in the areas of recent developments, genetic mutations, and genetic associations across populations
Describe the dynamic role of genome modulation of the microbiome, Epithelium and Autophagy in IBD
Discuss the association of genome modulation on the immune system, environmental triggers and intestinal barrier in IBD
State the novel technologies regarding the genome in IBD with interest in extra-intestional manifestation, pathobionts and innate-microbe interactions, and immunemediated implications
Identify the role of genetics in pediatric IBD management to recognize pediatric biological phenotypes, immunodeficiencies and IBD within same families, and genetics across diverse populations
Discuss the expert findings in the role of the genome in IBD as applied to Animal Models in regulating the adaptive immune system and innate immune system
List the highlights regarding future research directions in IBD with specific focus on new genetic mutations and intestinal stem cells
Summarize expert knowledge regarding future research directions in IBD with specific focus on the role of the genome in IBD
After attending the pediatrics track at this conference, participants should be able to:
Describe the medical management course in pediatric IBD patients with Anti-TNFs and future therapies
Summarize where expert consensus lies regarding the debatable pediatric IBD topic of therapy end-points
Discuss challenges in management of sleep disturbances, immunosuppression, and Clostridia difficile in pediatric IBD patients
Identify where expert consensus lies regarding debatable topic of osteoporosis in IBD
After attending the nursing track at this conference, participants should be able to:
Recognize and explore nursing challenges and controversies in caring for an IBD patient
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December 12-14, 2013
Don’t forget to bring your laptop or tablet!
All slide presentations will be available to view at the event on the electronic device of your choice—laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc., via Array technology*. This is the most convenient way to provide attendees with the most up-to-date information. A book of printed presentations will not be available; we encourage you to use your electronic device during the conference for optimal participation.