Overview

Out of an abundance of caution and the measured reopening of Massachusetts in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Boston IBD meeting will be a virtual meeting. The planning committee has been hard at work reimagining the meeting. We are excited to present current and cutting edge content in this new format.

 

Join us on-line as follows: (Note all times are EST, Boston time)

Friday September 25th | 11:45 am – 4:10pm
Session 1 – Keynote Session, Lectures and Panels

Friday September 25th | 4:25 - 5:25pm
Session 2 – Small Group Meet the Professor Meetings

Saturday September 26th | 7:50 – 10:50am
Session 3 – Keynote Session, Lectures and Panels

Saturday September 26th | 11:00am – 12 noon
Session 4 – Choice of Breakout Sessions

There will be an online exhibit hall where you can connect with our longtime exhibitors.

Please see the agenda tab for more details.

 

What past attendees have said about the Boston IBD Meeting:

  • "Excellent conference! Would continue with this format. Case discussions were good."

  • "Wonderful and as always highly educational! Provides useful information we can apply to our practice daily."


The goal of the conference is to initiate practice changes in gastroenterology practices in the diagnosis and management of patients with CD and UC so as to improve quality of life for these patients while prolonging clinical remission. This meeting will provide support and enable participating clinicians to enhance their knowledge, competency, and performance in the areas of patient care, medical knowledge, and practice-based learning and improvement. 

Additionally, in the current era of COVID-19, patients with underlying medical conditions like inflammatory bowel disease might be at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Given the rate that emerging science and data is transforming the clinical insight into this pandemic, there are limited gastroenterology-focused resources currently available for clinicians who treat high-risk patient groups. To help address that need, the proposed curriculum will review the ever-changing epidemiology of COVID-19 and identify primary infection risk concerns for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

 

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Speakers

Debjani Sahni, MBBS


Assistant Professor of Dermatology Boston University School of Medicine Dermatologist Boston Medical Center
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Mary Kate Lapinel, MSN, FNP-C


MGH Crohn’s and Colitis Center
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Ansu Noronha, MD


Assistant Professor Section of Gastroenterology Boston Medical Center
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Scott Snapper, MD, PhD


Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition; Wolpow Family Chair and Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center (Boston Children's Hospital) Physician, Crohn’s and Colitis Center, Division of Gastroenterology (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) Egan Family Foundation Professor of Pediatrics in the Field of Transitional Medicine & Professor of Medicine (Harvard Medical School)
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Juanita Belton, PA-C , MPH, MPAS


Physician Assistant Boston Medical Center Crohn's and Colitis Center
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Joel Weinstock, MD


Professor at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center Director of Crohn’s and Colitis Center at Tufts Medical Center
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Beth-Ann Norton, MS, RN, ANP-BC


Nursing Program Director Crohn's and Colitis Center Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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Diane Bryant, MS, RN, CWOCN


Clinical Nurse Specialist in Wound and Ostomy Care Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Kathleen Viveiros, MD


Instructor, Harvard Medical School Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Daniel S. Pratt, MD, FAASLD


Clinical Director, Liver Transplantation Director, Autoimmune & Cholestatic Liver Center Massachusetts General Hospital
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Steven N. Fine, MD


Chief of Gastroenterology, MetroWest Medical Center Medical Director, Boston Endoscopy Center Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
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Arpan Mohanty, MBBS


Assistant Professor Boston University School of Medicine Gastroenterologist Boston Medical Center
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Michael J. Callahan, MD


Director, Computed Tomography; Division Chief, Abdominal Imaging; Medical Director, Ultrasound; Staff Radiologist, Department of Radiology Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
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Sean Fine, MD, MS


MD, MS Assistant Professor of Medicine Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cente
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Sonia Friedman, MD, FACG


Course Co-Director Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Associate Physician Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH


Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Director, Crohn’s and Colitis Center Massachusetts General Hospital
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Jess Kaplan, MD


Pediatric Gastroenterologist Clinic Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program MassGeneral Hospital for Children Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Harvard Medical School
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Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG, AGAF


Professor of Medicine, Pritzker School of Medicine Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Co-Director, Advanced IBD Fellowship Program Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology University of Chicago Medical Center
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Lori Zimmerman, MD



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Samir Shah, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF


Clinical Professor of Medicine Alpert Medical School of Brown University Chief of Gastroenterology, The Miriam Hospital Gastroenterology Associates, Inc.
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Rachel Winter, MD, MPH


Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc


Program Director, Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology Division of Gastroenterology Boston Children's Hospital Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Harvard Medical School
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Alexander Levy, MD


Assistant Professor Tufts University School of Medicine Gastroenterologist Tufts Medical Center
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Michael Kappelman, MD, MPH


Professor of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Francis Farraye, MD, Msc, FACG


Professor of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL Adjunct Professor of Medicine Boston University School of Medicine
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Joshua Korzenik, MD



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Adam Cheifetz, MD


Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
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Robert Burakoff, MD, MPH, FACG, AGAF


Professor of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College Vice Chair of Medicine, Ambulatory Services Department of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School
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Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH


Course Co-Director Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School Associate Director IBD Center Associate Chief, Division of Gastroenterology Boston Children’s Hospital
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Joseph D. Feuerstein, MD


Associate Clinical Chief, Gastroenterology Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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D. Punyanganie DeSilva, MBBS, MPH, MRCP(UK)


Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Associate Physician Crohn’s & Colitis Center
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Sharmeel Wasan, MD, FACG


Course Co-Director Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Fellowship Program Director, Section of Gastroenterology Boston Medical Center
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Shubha Bhat, PharmD, MS, BCACP


Clinical Pharmacist - Gastroenterology Crohn's & Colitis Program Boston Medical Center
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Randall Pellish, MD


Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Division of Gastroenterology Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
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Alan Moss, MD, FACG, FEBG, AGAF, FRCPI


Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine Director of the Crohn’s & Colitis Program Boston Medical Center
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Charles N. Bernstein, MD


Distinguished Professor of Medicine Director, University of Manitoba IBD Clinical and Research Centre Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology University of Manitoba
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Joel Goldberg, MD, MPH, FACS



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Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH


Associate Director, Crohn's and Colitis Center Division of Gastroenterology. Hepatology and Endoscopy Brigham and Women's Hospital Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School
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Accreditation

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participantswill earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 7 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.*

By attending this activity and providing your ABIM or ABP number and Date of Birth, you authorize BUSM CME office to report your information to the ACCME so that we may process your MOC Part II credit on your behalf.

Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 9.18 of which 5.59 is eligible for pharmacology credit.

According to the Criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), the approved hours in this activity are considered GI specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through ABCGN.  (7.5 Cat 1 hours)

 

Acknowledgement

Education program is endorsed by:

 

Education program is provided by:

  • Boston University School of Medicine | Continuing Medical Education

 

In conjunction with:

  • Boston Medical Center
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center

 

This program is supported in part by educational grants from AbbVie, Gilead Sciences Inc, Pfizer and Takeda.

Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

This program is supported by exhibit fees from:  Abbvie, Arena, Gilead, Janssen, Merck, Pfizer & Takeda