CNE/AANP/AAPA SYMPOSIUM

Program Overview

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a global problem. Within the United States, it is estimated that 1.6 million people are affected by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, the two main subtypes of IBD, and that an additional 70,000 new cases of IBD will be diagnosed each year. The continued refinement of diagnostic criteria and therapeutic options for IBD has the potential to impact clinical outcomes as well as patient quality of life. It is therefore important that healthcare professionals caring for patients with IBD stay abreast of standard of care and emerging management strategies. In this educational activity, key members of the IBD Center’s multidisciplinary team at the University of Chicago Medicine will discuss the clinical features and differential diagnostic tests for IBD, evaluate surgical and therapeutic management options, and present cases that illustrate real-world dilemmas in IBD practice. The program will also include the interactive, audience-engaging educational gaming platform, Game On! 

Saturday, October 13, 2018 – New York, NY
The Westin New York at Times Square
270 W 43rd St.
New York, NY
Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Nashville, TN
Sheraton Music City Hotel
777 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN
Saturday, January 26, 2019 – Scottsdale, AZ
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows
6114 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ
8:10 am Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Clinical Features of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
8:45 am Diagnostic Testing in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
9:10 am Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Medical Management
9:45 am Question and Answer
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Surgical Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
10:35 am What You Need to Know about Ostomies: Procedural and Perioperative Management
11:00 am Beyond the Bowel: Tackling Challenging Cases
12:00 pm Game On!
12:20 pm Posttest
12:30 pm Conclusion

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Target Audience: The intended audience for this activity is nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Examine the pathophysiology of IBD to better understand how specific therapies aid in the treatment of mild to severe disease.
  • Evaluate the various diagnostic modalities and assessment tools that may improve the early diagnosis of IBD.
  • Assess medical advances for patients with IBD that may improve patient management and outcomes.
  • Summarize surgical procedures used for IBD and measures that may improve nutrition and discomfort, as well as reduce complications.
  • Assess everyday challenges that may present to advance practice clinicians, as well as interventions and solutions that have served to improve the overall outcome of these patients.

CNE Information:
Vindico Medical Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) Commission on Accreditation.

Vindico Medical Education will provide 4.25 contact hours for nurses.

AANP Information:
This activity is approved for 4.25 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.5 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18103405. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

AAPA Information:
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 4.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

Faculty, topics, program schedule, and credit hours are subject to change. Audiotaping or videotaping is prohibited without written permission from the program committee.

Mary Ayers, BSN, RN
Nurse Manager
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
Janice C. Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN
Advanced Practice Nurse Ostomy and Wound Care
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
Michele Kaplon-Jones, MSN
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
University of Chicago Medicine /dd>
Chicago, IL
Alexandra Masching, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
Ashley A. Perkovic, DNP, APN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
Michele Rubin, MSN, APN, CNS, CGRN
IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist
Director, Advanced Practice Nursing
Associate Director
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
Janette C. Villalon, PA-C
Visiting Faculty
Physician Assistant
Gastroenterology and IBD Program
University of California Irvine Medical Center
Irvine, CA

Cost and Eligibility

This activity is free of charge to participants. Additionally, per regulatory guidelines, the educational grant used to support this activity may only be used for medical professionals attending the activity. Participation by non-health care providers and/or guests is not permitted.

Program Materials

Upon arrival, preregistered and unregistered attendees will be directed to their respective check-in lines. Program materials will be provided to attendees as they check-in; materials quantities are based on anticipated attendance, and therefore cannot be guaranteed.

Food and Beverage

Breakfast will be available between 7:30 am and 8:00 am during registration, refreshments will be provided during the mid-morning break scheduled from 10:00 am – 10:15 am. Food and beverage quantities are based on anticipated attendance, and therefore cannot be guaranteed.

CNE/AANP/AAPA Credit Claiming Policy

In order to obtain CNE/AANP/AAPA credit for this activity, participants are required to officially register for the program, check-in at the registration desk, attend the meeting, and complete the evaluation and the credit form through the on-site provided iPad® workbook.

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