03/24/2018 1st Annual Midwest IBDH Meeting

It is the gathering of the top most renowned doctors in the field of IBD. It is an opportunity not to be missed where you can meet and discuss key topics with colleagues within a highly favored group of a 150-200 participants.

Endorsed by:
1st IBDH Midwest Annual Meeting in Columbus. Meeting offers you:

  • Relevant and engaging presentations by renowned speakers
  • A forum to collaborate with others and ask questions and share your experiences
  • A place to reflect upon and refine your own practices

March 24

8:00 am


  • Start: March 24 2018, 8:00 am
  • End: March 24 2018, 3:30 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Credits: CME 6 Credits


  • We recommend the Hyatt Regency and The Lofts which are a 7 minute drive
  • Columbus, OH 43215
  • The lowest rates were found directly on line or call 949-851-5151 and ask for Brian Hatzkilson


Topic speaker
Biosimilars - The use in IBD Dr. Anita Afzali
Choosing an IBD Treatment Beyond Conventional Therapy Dr. Brian Feagan
Role of Chromoendoscopy for Dysplasia Surveillance Dr. Thomas Ullman
Post-Operative Treatment in IBD Expert Panel - W. Cirocco - S. Husain
Potential New Pathways and Agents in the Management of IBD Dr. Scott D. Lee
Surgical Indications and Management of the IBD Patient Dr. Feza Remzi
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Reactive vs Proactive Dr. Adam Cheifetz
Top Down versus Step Up Therapy for IBD Dr. Ghassan Wahbeh

Venue : The Boat House - 679 W. Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Learning Objectives

  • Review our current understanding of the role of Chromoendoscopy for Dysplasia Surveillance
  • Review the significance of drug and antibody levels and therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) for treatment optimization.
  • Discuss reactive versus proactive TDM approach.
  • Describe the current state of the availability and use of biosimilars in IBD.
  • Describe the potential limitations and benefits of biosimilars for the treatment of IBD.
  • Explain how to assess if patients would be best treated with top down vs step up
  • Compare currently available therapies beyond conventional therapy.
  • Recognize patient specific characteristics that would benefit from a particular class of medical therapy beyond conventional therapy.
  • Review different surgical interventions in complicated IBD, including indications for surgical options.
  • Describe what patient characteristics are considered high risk for post-operative recurrence of disease.
  • Explain which patients would benefit from post-operative medical therapy.
  • Describe newly available and emerging therapies for the management of IBD.
  • Recognize how the new treatments fit into our current treatment paradigm, including any unique risks associated with new treatments.























CME Supporters


Target Audience

  • Adult and Pediatric gastroenterologists, Colorectal Surgeons, Primary Care Providers
  • Advanced registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and assistants, Pharmacists, dietician/nutritionist, psychologists, social care workers

Statement of Need/Program Overview

The management of IBD is highly dynamic with extensive, cutting-edge information deriving from a wealth of ongoing scientific, clinical, and therapeutic research programs. The mission of IBD Horizons® is to provide healthcare providers the opportunity to enhance their clinical knowledge by providing the most up-to-date information regarding the management of IBD. Cutting edge topics delivered by respected educators/leaders in the IBD field, as well as opportunities for interaction between the presenters and participants have been designed into the educational program.


CME Credits

Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been 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 Global Education Group (Global) and IBD Horizons. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
* This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education
Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.
This educational activity for 6.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 6.0 contact hours (0.6 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number – 0530-9999-18-024-L01-P)

This is a knowledge based activity.

Global Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or
Instructions to Receive Credit
In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete and pass the post test as well as submit an evaluation/application for credit.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy
There is no fee for this educational activity.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or

apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter – Reported Financial Relationship

IBD specialists

Anita Afzali
Brian Feagan
Ghassan Wahbeh
Thomas Ullman
Feza Remzi
Scott D. Lee
Adam Cheifetz



The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Name of Planner or Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN – Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky – Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk – Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight – Nothing to disclose
Paul Strunc – Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and IBD Horizons do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.