Second Annual IBDHorizons Conference Will Focus on IBD Management

Second Annual IBDHorizons Conference Will Focus on IBD Management
The second annual IBDHorizons (IBDH) Conference will focus on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) management and include a host of renowned experts. The conference, set for Feb. 23 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown, is targeted to adult and pediatric gastroenterologists, advanced registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical staff, dietitians, surgeons and pharmacists. In addition to presentations, the event, in conjunction with the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine, offers a collaborative forum for experience and concept sharing.  Supported by Prometheus Laboratories, a leader of precision healthcare in gastroenterology, the accredited Continuing Medical Education conference is free, although pharmacists must pay a $40 certification fee. Go here to register. “This will be a stimulating and informative program, which will be attended by renowned doctors," according to an IBDHorizons news release. “This will also serve as the platform for discussing key topics related to IBD." Topics will include personalized IBD treatment, management of proctosigmoiditis beyond mesalamine, management of preclinical and mild Crohn’s ileitis, choosing an IBD therapy from increasing options, management of severe refractory ulcerative colitis, medical and surgical management of perianal Crohn’s disease, surgical and medical management of the failing pouch, and treatment of pregnant IBD patients with active disease. The conference’s goals include enabling participants to assess the benefits and limitations of personalized medicine with regard to IBD management; to list factors relevant to the selection of patient therapies and how to align them with patient goals; to list predictors of suboptimal therapy response and
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