Fourth Annual Orlando Clinical Updates in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Fourth Annual Orlando Clinical Updates in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

April 21, 2018


Renaissance Center
6677 Sea Harbor Dr,
Orlando, FL 32821

Course Director

Udayakumar Navaneethan, MD, FACG
Director, IBD Center and Interventional IBD Unit, Florida Hospital, Center for Interventional Endoscopy,
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Guest Faculty

Yehuda Chowers, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Rambam Health Care Campus
Department of Gastroenterology
31096 Bat Galim Haifa Israel

Edward Loftus, MD FACG
Professor of Medicine,
Head, IBD Interest Group,
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN

Miguel Regueiro, MD, AGAF, FACG
Clinical Head and Co-Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Professor, Clinical and Translational Science
Associate Chief, Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Bo Shen, MD, FACG
The Ed and Joey Story Endowed Chair
Professor of Medicine,
Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Interventional IBD Unit,
Digestive Disease Institute
The Cleveland Clinic

Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Director, Section of Gastroenterology
Boston Medical Center

Raymond Cross, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Co-Director Digestive Health Center
University of Maryland Medical Center

Florida Hospital Faculty

  • Ji Young Bang, MD
  • Robert Hawes, MD
  • Muhammad Hasan, MD
  • Shyam Varadarajulu, MD
  • John Monson, MD

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, Colo-rectal Surgeons, Gastroenterology trainees, Internists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.


Renaissance Center,
6677 Sea Harbor Dr,
Orlando, FL 32821

Registration Information

Course Fee: $25
To register please visit or call (407) 303-9863 for more information.

CME Information

Accreditation/Designation 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 Primary Care Network (PCN) and Florida Hospital. Primary Care Network is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Primary Care Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


7:30-7:55 Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:55-8:00 Welcome by Udayakumar Navaneethan, MD
8:00-8:30 Optimizing the use of anti-TNFs in the Management of Moderate to Severe Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Raymond Cross, MD
8:30-8:35 Questions
8:35-9:05 Use of anti-adhesion molecules and anti-IL-12/23 medications in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Bo Shen, MD
9:05-9:10 Questions
9:10-9:30 Biosimilars use in IBD patients-Where do you position them in your clinical practice? - Yehuda Chowers, MD
9:30-9:35 Questions
9:35-9:55 Future IBD therapies including small molecules – Edward Loftus, MD
9:55-10:00 Questions
10:00-10:15 Thiopurines and Methotrexate - Use in the Biologic Era - Bo Shen, MD
10:15-10:30 Management of IBD in women: Preconception to Peripartum Management of Patients with IBD - Raymond Cross, MD
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:05 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in clinical practice and Management of Primary and Secondary Loss of Response to Anti-TNF Therapy and anti-integrins - Francis A. Farraye, MD
11:05-11:10 Questions
11:10-11:30 How to manage biologics in the peri-operative period and management of Crohn’s disease after surgery- Miguel Regueiro, MD
11:30-11:35 Questions
11:35-11:55 Treat to target: Incorporating endoscopy in the optimal management of IBD - Francis A. Farraye, MD
11:55-12:00 Questions
12:00-12:25 Chromoendoscopy in cancer surveillance in IBD-How to do it and incorporating in clinical practice - Udayakumar Navaneethan, MD
12:25-12:30 Questions
12:30-13:15 Lunch Break
13:15-13:45 Intra-abdominal abscess in CD-Debate
13:15-13:30 Pro-medications: Bo Shen, MD
13:30-13:45 Pro-surgery: John Monson, MD
13:45-14:15 Treating patients with IBD and concomitant or previous cancer - Yehuda Chowers, MD
14:15-14:20 Questions
14:20-14:50 State of the Art: The future algorithms in IBD management- Integrating current and future therapies - Edward Loftus, MD
14:50-14:55 Questions
14:55-15:20 Building a successful IBD Center- “the Economy and the RVUs”- Miguel Regueiro, MD
15:20-15:25 Questions
15:25-15:55 Looking into the crystal ball: Can we predict treatment response in IBD-“Personalized medicine in IBD” - Yehuda Chowers, MD
15:55-16:00 Questions and Concluding Remarks


The objective of this event is to provide participants a comprehensive education in Inflammatory Bowel Disease evaluation and management. The program covers six major topics.

  1. Treatment options for the medical management of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
  2. Understand the role of surgery in the management of complications of Crohn’s disease.
  3. How to evaluate, manage and monitor treatment of patients with IBD.
  4. Management of IBD in women.
  5. Diagnosing colon dysplasia/cancer in IBD patients and use of chromoendoscopy.
  6. Peri-operative management of IBD.

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