Don’t Miss This Stellar CME Opportunity in IBD Management

More CME: GI endoscopy, medical/surgical options for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis

Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute’s CME event in May 2019 will provide unparalleled opportunities for caregivers to learn about the latest in inflammatory bowel disease therapy.

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The Cleveland Clinic IBD Master Class 2019: “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About IBD But Were Afraid to Ask,” is May 31. This event is being held at the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland, on the Cleveland Clinic campus. The IBD symposium immediately precedes the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, which occurs June 1-5 at Cleveland’s Huntington Convention Center.

The comprehensiveness of this course is what sets it apart, says Scott R. Steele, MD, MBA, Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Colorectal Surgery. “The IBD Master Class presents world-renowned thought-leaders in medicine and surgery in one meeting, talking about the current and future care of IBD patients,” says Dr. Steele.

An all-encompassing event for IBD

The one-day IBD CME event boasts an extraordinarily diverse lineup of course offerings meant to satisfy the information needs of a range of attendees who care for IBD patients, from colorectal surgeons and gastroenterologists to mid-level providers, nurses, residents and medical students.

“It’s absolutely a one-stop shop for everything you want to know about IBD, from the straightforward to the cutting-edge to the controversial,” says Dr. Steele, the course’s co-director, along with Cleveland Clinic IBD Section Chief Tracy Hull, MD, and Stefan D. Holubar MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s IBD Multidisciplinary Team Conference and Surgical Research.

“We know that care for IBD patients is multidisciplinary,” Dr. Steele says. “There are medical and surgical issues that involve not only the treatment itself, but the strategy for treatment, and how each approach influences the other. The sessions will deal with those issues. They’ll be forward-looking, examining the newest, latest treatment options for the management of both common and uncommon IBD presentations.”

Topics include:

  • Evolution of the J-pouch procedure.
  • A panel discussion on whether to operate for colorectal dysplasia.
  • The appropriateness of radiation therapy for rectal cancer in IBD.
  • A review of biologics and biosimilars for IBD.
  • Anti-fibrotics for IBD.
  • The latest therapy for perianal fistulae.
  • The role of the interventional gastroenterologist.
  • A panel discussion on IBD medication – promise or poison.
  • A panel discussion on avoiding complications in terminal ileal Crohn’s disease.
  • The role of the IBD radiologist on the multidisciplinary team.

Faculty includes 22 members of Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute and seven international experts as guest presenters.

More CME events

Two more Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute CME events this spring offer insights for digestive disease specialists.

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Dr. Victor Fazio IBD Symposium in Medical and Surgical Treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Positioning Medications and Surgery for IBD

May 20, 2019

6-8:30 p.m.

Omni San Diego Hotel

San Diego, CA

This symposium, which takes place during Digestive Disease Week 2019 in San Diego, presents in-depth clinical perspectives on new treatment options for patients with complex Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. The symposium also highlights strategies to optimize medical and surgical therapies for improved outcomes.

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Endoscopic Intramural Surgery: Insights and Tricks of the Trade

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June 7-8, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott University Circle / Case Western Reserve University Surgical Skills Lab

Cleveland, Ohio

This symposium introduces attendees to new and emerging techniques in endoscopic surgery within the gastrointestinal tract. Expert faculty from Cleveland Clinic will present diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in endoscopic intramural surgery. The course includes an interactive hands-on skills lab for per-oral endoscopic myotomy, endoscopic per-oral pyloromyotomy, endoscopic submucosal dissection, and endoscopic management of Zenker’s diverticulum.

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Continue Your Learning

In addition to the above live events, Cleveland Clinic offers many free online and digital continuous-learning and CME activities on digestive disease topics that can be completed at your convenience. Visit: ConsultQD Live