New Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Venue: San Diego Marriott La Jolla

Location: La Jolla, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 08, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 09, 2012
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Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), are considered chronic and lifelong conditions for which there is currently no cure. It is estimated that more than one million people in the United States are affected by the disease. The New Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease conference will highlight the latest concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of IBD. Disease complications, social and psychological side effects, special population considerations, and surgical options will also be discussed. The course will be taught by nationally known experts who are actively involved in clinical trials and studies related to the management of Crohn’s and colitis. Physicians will be provided with the necessary context to integrate the relevant information into their practices to improve the quality of life for their afflicted patients.

Conference Highlights
• Plenary talks from industry leading experts
• Extended question and answer time with expert faculty
• Interactive case presentations and discussion
• Networking opportunities
• DVD containing synchronized audio and final presentations sent to all attendees 4-6 weeks after the conference

Educational Objectives
After attending this activity, participants should be able to:
Incorporate new diagnostic methods into practice for inflammatory bowel disease
Evaluate current and future treatment and therapy options for inflammatory bowel disease
Assess surgical options for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
Employ strategies for managing pregnancy and fertility issues in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Discuss the management of pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Appraise the role of biologics in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
Analyze the value of serologic, genetic and stool testing in inflammatory bowel disease
Recognize the various social and psychological side effects of patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Target Audience
This course is designed for gastroenterologists, internists, colorectal surgeons and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients with IBD.