IBDH Annual Nursing Conference TBC



It is the gathering of the Advanced Practice Providers (APP) including Nurse Practitioners (NP), physician assistants (PA), IBD registered nurses (RN), pharmacists (PharmD) and medical assistants (MA). 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.

Challenges in IBD and Practice Updates 2018 for the Advanced Practice provider 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


  • Cost: Free admission
  • Credits: 6 CME Accredited


  • Seattle Marriott Waterfront
  • 2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121 – (800) 228-9290
  • Mention IBD Horizon Educational Room Block group to receive preferential room rates


Diagnostic Testing for IBD and risk stratification
Starting, monitoring and potential side effects of Mesalamine and immune modulators.
Beyond Conventional Therapy in IBD
How to obtain a biologic for a patient
Travel abroad for the patient with IBD
The expanding role of a pharmacist in treating the IBD patient
Diet and IBD – What really matters about diet and nutrition for IBD patients
Health maintenance for IBD patients Ostomies.

Venue : Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Learning Objectives

1. Explain which diagnostic tests are best for the initial diagnosis of IBD.
2. Explain how to interpret diagnostic testing when evaluating a patient for IBD.
3. Appropriately choose the patients in whom to initiate, how to initiate, how to monitor and potential side effects of mesalamine, thiopurines and methotrexate in IBD.
4. Describe the safety and efficacy of available biologics.
5. Choose which biologic is appropriate for any given IBD patient.
6. Explain the implications of the availability of biosimilars.
7. Describe how to navigate the insurance approval for a biologic, including utilizing co-pay assistance or patient assistance programs.
8. Explain how to take specific precautions for patients with IBD travelling abroad, including how to travel with a biologic medication.
9. Explain a pharmacist’s role in treating and monitoring patients with IBD.
10. Explain the standard of care for health maintenance for IBD patients with special considerations including cancer screening and immunizations for those on immune suppressive or biologic therapies.
11. Describe the types of ostomies IBD patients might have and how to manage ostomies or complications.












This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and IBD Horizons

This activity will most likely be supported by an educational grant from AbbVie, Pfizer and UCB, Inc.

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Target Audience

200 Adult and pediatric Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, medical assistants and pharmacists involved in providing care for IBD patients.

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 – 0530-9999-16-104-L01-P)
This is a knowledge based activity.

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