New Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Venue: Sheraton La Jolla

Location: La Jolla, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 13, 2008
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Care of the patient with inflammatory bowel disease is becoming more complicated. As medicine develops a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the inflammatory response, patients are presented with an array of new and old medical therapies. Surgical therapy has also expanded to offer many different options. Increasingly recognized is the importance of emotional and social factors in the care of these patients. This conference, New Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, is intended for physicians, nurses, social workers, and other involved in the care of patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. This course brings together the practitioner and some of the leading experts in the management of patients with these disorders. The program consists of plenary talks with an extensive case presentation segment which will explore diverse issues in the management of these patients.

Please take some time to review our exceptional program and guest faculty. I am sure you will agree this will be an excellent educational conference. I hope you will be able to join us at this important CME event!

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Educational Objectives After participating in this course, you will be able to: • Recognize the roles of epidemiology and genetics in inflammatory bowel disease. • Review recent developments in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and the current role of immunomodulatory agents. • Discuss new diagnostic methods including capsule endoscopy, CT and calprotectin.. • Assess the latest surgical approaches to Crohn’s disease including peri-anal complications and current surgery options for ulcerative colitis including the management of pouchitis. • Identify evolving concepts and future trends in our overall understanding and management of inflammatory bowel disease. • Describe the role of nutrition and the benefits of integrative medicine in the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Accreditation Scripps Clinic is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Scripps Clinic designates this educational activity for a maximum number of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Registration Fees & Information $125 Physicians $60 Other

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