Advanced Practice Nurse, IBD Nurse, and Physician Assistant IBD Immersion Program

Las Vegas, NV US
October 14, 2016
The Advanced Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant IBD Immersion Program will be an invaluable learning experience for nurses seeking basic or advanced IBD knowledge. Formal education in IBD nursing is minimal and lags behind clinical practice. The emergence of the IBD nurse specialist role is expanding in the areas of gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, and both hospital inpatient and outpatient clinic areas. Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) and Physician Assistants (PA), as providers improve patient access to care and play key roles in the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of IBD patients. The Advanced Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant IBD Immersion Program will provide an opportunity for nurses to elicit opinions from the IBD experts to gain advanced knowledge, get answers to challenging patient care questions, and observe how evidenced based practice and research are implemented into the daily care of patients. It will provide IBD nurses the most up-to-date and cutting-edge information they need to provide optimal patient care.

Target Audience

The symposium has been designed for healthcare professionals interested in gastroenterology and the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology and clinical features of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD);
  • Explain the process of the diagnosis, treatment, and management of IBD;
  • Cite examples of expert approaches to patient care with regard to the medical and surgical treatment of IBD;
  • State how to resolve management concerns for IBD patients, including cancer risk and surveillance, ostomy care, health maintenance, pregnancy, and the psychosocial dimensions of IBD;
  • Discuss strategies to improve communication within the IBD team.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Anna Gomberg
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 Participation
Event starts: 
10/14/2016 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/14/2016 - 3:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Paris Hotel
3655 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States
  Russel D. Cohen, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
  Co-Director, Advanced IBD Fellowship Program



  David T. Rubin, MD
  Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine
  Section Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.  For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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