Advanced Practice Providers and IBD Nurses: Moving from Novice to Expert in IBD Care

Rosemont, IL US
April 8, 2017
The Advanced Practice Nurse, IBD Nurse, and Physician Assistant IBD Immersion Program will be an invaluable learning experience for practitioners seeking basic or advanced IBD knowledge. The IBD nurse specialist/physician assistant role is expanding in the areas of gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, 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. This program will provide an opportunity for APNs, IBD nurses and PAs to advance their knowledge, get answers to challenging patient care questions, and observe how evidence-based practice and research are implemented in the daily care of patients. This educational opportunity will provide APNs, IBD nurses, and PAs with 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.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Anna Gomberg
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 Participation
Event starts: 
04/08/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/08/2017 - 4:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018
United States
  Ashley Bochenek, APN
  Michele Rubin, APN

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 6.50 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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