IBDHorizons is a 501(c)(3) registered not-for-profit organization that was founded on a recognized need for educational opportunities in the field of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Established in 2015 by three passionate GI physicians, IBDHorizons held its first annual conference among the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest. Hosted in beautiful Downtown Seattle by the water, this 8-hour conference featured presentations by leading experts in the field of IBD. In addition, it offered 6 credit hours toward CME certification for its attendees that participated in the interactive learning experience. Attendees especially appreciated the fun dynamic among the hosts, the networking opportunity, the always free registration, the live audience interaction, and expert insight.
Seattle was home for Dr. Anita Afzali, Dr. Ghassan Wahbeh, and Dr. Scott Lee, who were set on creating broadened opportunities for educational advancement in their surrounding community. Once Dr. Afzali relocated to Columbus, the team again recognized a need for educational IBD conferences. In 2018, the Annual Midwest Symposium was born. In 2022, as Dr. Afzali relocated once again, Cincinnati became the latest addition to the team’s expanding locations. IBDHorizons continues to pursue its mission, with years of successful IBDHorizons conferences in Seattle, Columbus, the addition of the Gulf Coast region in 2022, and Cincinnati, with more location expansions on the horizon.
The model of IBDHorizons’ symposia has remained predominantly consistent over the years, with enhancements. We focus on offering high-quality presentations by reputable educators on the most relevant and up-to-date topics in IBD. We boast a long list of national and international speakers such as Dr. Brian Feagan, Dr. Feza Remzi, and of course, our very own founders.
Our events offer an excellent opportunity to advance your knowledge, network with your colleagues, try the latest technology, and ask industry any outstanding questions that you may have — all while earning your CE/CPE/CME credits. In our audience, you are surrounded by fellow physicians, surgical colleagues, nurses, nurse practitioners, assistants, residents and fellows, pharmacists, dietitians, psychologists, and medical staff who are all routinely involved in caring for patients with IBD from both academic and community settings.
All IBDHorizons symposia activities will be planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and IBDHorizons. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
20-person maximum customized and interactive roundtable dinner meetings. Format allows for didactic, case-based discussion, conducted at a convenient local venue.
Practical patient case presentations incorporating hot topics in IBD. This is an opportunity to discuss real-world cases with experts and thought leaders in the field of IBD. Requests have been made at local, regional, national, and at all large meetings such as DDW, ACG, AIBD, and CCCongress.
Local clubs are requesting support. Our focus is offering meetings based on true needs.
Reasons to run surveys. We can craft surveys and obtain information from both academic and community providers regarding concerns or questions of interest for your industry. Access high quality feedback directly from IBD experts.
Uncover the answers. In a non-intimidating survey environment, you will learn about what motivates survey respondents and what is important to them, and gather meaningful opinions, comments, and feedback. A non-intimidating survey environment is one that best suits the privacy needs of the survey respondent. Respondents are more likely to provide open and honest feedback in a more private survey method. Methods such as online surveys, paper surveys, or mobile surveys are more private and less intimidating than face-to- face survey interviews or telephone surveys.
Evoke discussion. Give your survey respondents an opportunity to discuss important key topics. Communicate with your respondents about your survey topic. This allows you to dig deeper into your survey, and can incite topics related to your survey within a broader perspective.
Base decisions on objective information. Conducting surveys is an unbiased approach to decision-making. Don’t rely on “gut feelings” to make important business decisions. You can collect unbiased survey data and develop sensible decisions based on analyzed results. By analyzing results, you can immediately address topics of importance, rather than waste time and valuable resources on areas of little or no concern.
We welcome specific consulting projects working in collaboration with Key Opinion Leaders in IBD to start pilot projects or research.
These can be at a Local, National or International level.
Assisting in setting up clinical trials, Phase I-IV collaborative or IIS Studies opportunity to learn how to start clinical trials or investigational research studies at your clinical site. Site recommendations, creation of CRF, protocol development, grant submission, electronic data capture EDC.
Analysis of data and creation of publications.
Assisting in setting up clinical trials, Phase I-IV collaborative or IIS Studies opportunity to learn how to start clinical trials or investigational research studies at your clinical site.
Site recommendations, creation of CRF, grant submission, electronic data capture. Analysis of data and creation of publications
The field of IBD is constantly evolving, we are here to provide opportunities for you to keep pace with the developments while increasing your expertise in the field and your ability to deliver optimum patient care.
The large conferences are equipped with an Audience Response System where questions can be addressed directly to the speakers and the panel with ease.
Our smaller meetings called “The Dialogues” provide a relaxed dinner atmosphere, in which cases are discussed among the moderators and attendees.
IBDHorizons brings together doctors, surgeons, advanced practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, and psychologists providing care for patients with IBD from all over the country.
Success! We have received your activity evaluation and application for credit.
When can I expect my credit? Please allow 4-6 weeks from the date of the event for processing.
Who will I hear from? The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower processes certificates and will email you once the certificate is issued.
Will they email my certificate directly? No, they will email you instructions to download the certificate from their site.
What do I do when the certificate is ready?
Your credit certificates will be stored on the website of our accrediting partner (annenberg.net)
Our team will not have copies of your certificates
Your certificates are linked to the email address provided on the evaluation forms.
Certificates are issued 4-6 weeks after an event
We appreciate your submission into the Research Plenary Session at the 7th Annual IBDHorizons Pacific Northwest Symposium. The program committee looks forward to reviewing each submission carefully. The team will notify about decisions by February 28, 2022 via email. Please check that you received a confirmation email.
For the winners, we are excited to hear your abstracts presented during the 7th Pacific Northwest Symposium on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. Further details will be provided by email. Thank you again and don’t forget to register!
We appreciate your submission into the Research Plenary Session at the IBDHorizons Midwest Symposium. The program committee looks forward to reviewing each submission carefully. The team will notify about decisions by January 31, 2024 via email. Please check that you received a confirmation email.
For the winners, we are excited to hear your abstracts presented during the 7th Midwest Symposium on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Further details will be provided by email. Thank you again and don’t forget to register!