IBD Summit

Pittsburgh, PA US
November 16, 2019

Inflammatory bowel disease ( IBD) is a chronic life long illness that has been on a rapid increase in the last decade in North America. With an increase in incidence of IBD, our understanding of the disease and its complications has also evolved. The  Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at Allegheny Health Network aims to highlight the advances the treatment and management of IBD.  To that aim, our team has planned a day long CME event: the first AHN IBD Summit.

The Program will feature world renowned IBD faculty discussing wide arrays of clinical IBD topics pertaining to the diagnosis, management and complications of these complex conditions. In addition, it will highlight the latest advances and state-of-the-art interventions . The participants will get a chance to directly interact with the faculty during the conference.


Registration is now closed but Onsite registration will be accepted tomorrow.


Course will be submitted for MOC points


Other Healthcare$10.00


Target Audience

This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, surgeons, Internist, GI fellows, residents, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, radiologists, pathologists, nutritionists and nurses taking care of IBD patients.

Learning Objectives


  • Discuss how to use biosimilars in their practice for management of IBD

  • Review how to manage patients with Pouchitis.

  • Discuss how to manage IBD in patients who are pregnant and lactating.

  • Review how to utilize endoscopy in management of IBD

  • Discuss how to ensure quality parameters like vaccination etc are met in patients with IBD

  • Identify how to use newer medications in management of IBD patient

  • Review up-to-date current society guidelines.


Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/16/2019 - 7:15am EST
Event ends: 
11/16/2019 - 4:00pm EST
Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh
510 Market Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States

Please call the Fairmont Hotel at 412-773-8800.

or click on link below to book online



Please utilize Valet Parking at the Fairmont.  We will validate your parking

Conference Directors

Gursimran Kochhar, MD

Interventional IBD and

Therapeutic Endoscopist

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Allegheny Health Network Pittsburgh,  PA


Sandra El-Hachem, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Temple University

Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Allegheny Health Network Pittsburgh, PA


Featured Keynote Speakers



Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center University of Chicago Medicine

Chicago, IL


Edward Loftus, Jr., MD

Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Co-Director, Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN


Bo Shen M.D.

Professor of Medicine

The Ed and Joey Story Endowed Chair Director,  IBD Center

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, Ohio


Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc

Senior Associate Consultant

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville, Florida


Parambir S Dulai M.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

University of California

San Diego, CA


Kelly Issokson, MS, RD, CNSC

Clinical Nutrition Coordinator

Nutrition & Integrative IBD Subspecialty Program

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Cedars-Sinai

Los Angeles, CA


Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Allegheny General Hospital 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.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 Attendance


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