IBD Case Files 2.0: Advance Practice Providers and Nursing Immersion Program

Chicago, IL US
November 9, 2019
Advanced practice nurses (APNs) and nurses are integral and growing parts of the care and management of IBD for patients. The care they provide includes advanced assessment, diagnosis, treatment/care planning, implementation, evaluation, and patient education. A study on the effectiveness of specialized nursing care in the management of IBD found a reduction in patients’ hospital visits and length of stay, and increased rates of remission. Patient satisfaction improved in key areas, including access to information on IBD and advice on avoidance of illness and maintaining health.

This program will be an invaluable learning experience for nurses seeking basic or advanced IBD knowledge. Formal education in IBD is minimal and lags behind clinical practice. The emergence of the IBD nurse specialist and advanced practice provider role is expanding in the areas of gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, and hospital inpatient and outpatient clinic areas. APNs and physician assistants 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 advanced practice providers and nurses to elicit opinions from IBD experts to gain advanced knowledge, get answers to challenging patient care questions, and observe how evidence-based practice and research are implemented into the daily care of patients.

This activity will educate and provide healthcare professionals with a learning experience focused on the latest information from IBD diagnosis, treatments, research, and management that will result in improved patient outcomes.
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Target Audience

This activity is designed for advanced practice nurses, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the pathogenesis and epidemiology of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis;
  • Explain the clinical features of inflammatory bowel disease;
  • Compare the medical management strategies and surgical options for Crohn’s disease states and ulcerative colitis disease states;
  • Discuss the patient-caregiver relationship and how to plan for ways to approach challenges encountered in its development;
  • Identify different management concerns such as pregnancy, cancer risk, and psychosocial impact and give examples of how to respond to these concerns the practice of patient care.
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: 
PDF icon Conference Brochure2.59 MB
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 APRN Pharmacotherapy Hours
  • 6.50 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 6.50 Participation
Event starts: 
11/09/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/09/2019 - 4:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

*Agenda subject to change.

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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Michele Rubin, APN, CNS-BC, CGRN
Associate Director
IBD Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Ashley Bochenek Perkovic, MSN, DNP, APN, FNP
IBD Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Janice Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN
Emily A. Dobrez, MSN, APN, FNP
Jennifer Labas, RN, BSN, APN, FNP-BC
Alexandra Masching, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Ashley A. Perkovic, MSN, DNP, APN, FNP
Michele Rubin, APN, CNS-BC, CGRN
Courtney Schuchmann, MS, RD, LDN
Lori Welstead, MS, RD, LDN
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 any commercial 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 requires 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.
Physician Credit
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.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit
The University of Chicago Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 6.50 continuing nursing education units, including 1 hour of APRN pharmacotherapy.

Other Healthcare Professions Credit
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.

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.

IBD Case Files 2.0: Advance Practice Nursing and Nursing Immersion Program


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