Pre-Congress Workshops


All pre-Congress workshops will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 8 - 11:50 a.m. Additional registration is required to attend a workshop.

View the Online Planner for full workshop agendas and speakers.


Workshop Moderators Discount Registration
(on or before December 12)

Regular Registration
(after December 12)

Understanding and Reversing Fibrosis in IBD
 

This workshop will cover all aspects of fibrostenosis in IBD. Participants will learn about pathogenesis, understand current management strategies, and gain insights into potential future therapies and trial design.

Peter Higgins, MD, PhD, MSc, and Florian Rieder, MD Member: $50
Nonmember: $100
Member: $75
Nonmember: $125
Pediatric IBD: The State of the Art

This half-day pre-Congress workshop will help attendees understand the unique nature of diagnosing and managing children and young adults with IBD. Topics will include: how to evaluate and treat the child with IBD under age five; stratifying patients with Crohn disease into low-risk and high-risk groups; and utilizing therapeutic drug monitoring to ensure optimal outcomes for patients receiving biologics. In addition, a multidisciplinary panel of experts will review complex cases of children with IBD.
Athos  Bousvaros, MD, AGAF, and Andrew Grossman, MD Member: $50
Nonmember: $100
Member: $75
Nonmember: $125
Optimal IBD Patient Outcomes: What Advanced Practice Providers Need to Know
 

This workshop will be centered around optimal IBD patient outcomes and is comprised of an expert panel of advanced practice providers. Topics will include effective communication, management of special populations (including pediatrics) and therapeutic drug monitoring. It will also provide an update on IBD pharmacology. We invite advanced practice providers and IBD nurses who want additional IBD patient care resources to join us for this exciting workshop designed just for you.

Kimberly Kearns, ANP, and Betty White, NP Member: $30
Nonmember: $60
Member: $75
Nonmember: $125
Nutritional Therapy for IBD: From Theory to Your Practice
 

This multidisciplinary workshop will focus on the use of diet as a therapeutic intervention for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. It will review special nutritional needs, clinical and basic science data that supports the use of dietary interventions and practical guidance on how best to use dietary interventions for IBD patients. Panel members include gastroenterologists and dietitians with a long-standing interest in dietary interventions.

Kelly Issokson, MS, RD, and James Lewis, MD, MSCE, AGAF Member: $50
Nonmember: $100
Member: $75
Nonmember: $125

The Lloyd Mayer, MD, Young Investigators Research Workshop: The Review Process: How Your Grants are Scored and Guidelines for Performing Effective Manuscript Reviews

This half-day pre-Congress workshop is targeted to early career clinical, basic and translational researchers. The workshop honors the memory of Lloyd Mayer, a tireless physician-scientist with a commitment to supporting young investigators. We welcome senior investigators for their wisdom and potential to mentor this group of young talented investigators. The workshop will feature a mix of research presentations by young investigator colleagues, keynote presentations and panel discussion featuring established IBD researchers. The theme this year is The Review Process: How Your Grants are Scored and Guidelines for Performing Effective Manuscript Reviews. Supported by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Lea Ann Chen, MD, and Frank Scott, MD, MSCE Complimentary
(registration required)
Complimentary
(registration required)
Practical Pearls for the IBD Endoscopist
 

This workshop will focus on the basics of IBD endoscopy, endoscopic assessment of post-surgical anatomy in IBD and innovations in diagnostics and therapeutics in IBD endoscopy. Didactic and video sessions are meant to be interactive with course faculty and participants.

David Hudesman, MD, Jami Kinnucan, MD, and Douglas Wolf, MD, FASGE Member: $50
Nonmember: $100
Member: $75
Nonmember: $125

Workshop Agendas


Understanding and Reversing Fibrosis in IBD
Thursday, February 7, 2019
8 - 11:50 a.m.

  8 a.m.

  Welcome and Introduction

  8:05 a.m.

  Inflammation Initiates Intestinal Fibrosis

  8:20 a.m.

  Is the Answer in the Muscle: Smooth Muscle Function in Stricture Formation

  8:35 a.m.

  TL1A as a Target for Anti-Fibrotic Therapies

  8:50 a.m.

  Questions and Answers

  9 a.m.

Gene Signatures of Fibrostenosis: What the RISK Cohort Taught Us About the
Prediction of Stricture Formation

  9:15 a.m.

  Imaging for the Detection and Measurement of Intestinal Fibrosis

  9:30 a.m.

  Refreshment Break

  9:50 a.m.

  Markers of Fibrosis in Biopsies and Serum

  10:05 a.m.

  Questions and Answers

  10:15 a.m.

  Medical and Endoscopic Approaches to Intestinal Strictures

  10:30 a.m.

  Surgical Approaches to Intestinal Fibrosis: Resection, Strictureplasty, Anastomosis, and Consequences

  10:45 a.m.

  Definitions and Treatment Targets for Anti-Fibrotic Stricture Therapies in Crohn's Disease

  11:00 a.m.

  Imaging Endpoint Development

  11:15 a.m.

  Validating Surrogate Endpoints for Clinical Trials in Stricturing Crohn's Disease

  11:30 a.m.

  Questions and Answers


Pediatric IBD: The State of the Art
Thursday, February 7, 2019
8 - 11:50 a.m.

  8 a.m.

  Welcome and Introduction

  8:10 a.m.

Can a Practicing Clinician Risk Stratify Crohn's Disease Patients at Time of Diagnosis Based on Clinical, Genetic, Microbiome and Serologic Information?

  8:40 a.m.

  Evaluation and Management of the Child Under Age Three with IBD

  9:10 a.m.

  Abstract Presentations

  9:30 a.m.

  Refreshment Break

  9:50 a.m.

  Abstract Presentations

  10:00 a.m.

  Noninvasive Assessments and Biomarkers of Disease Activity

  10:20 a.m.

  Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Infliximab and Beyond

  10:40 a.m.

  Management of Severe Ulcerative Colitis

  11 a.m.

  Multidisciplinary Panel: Challenging IBD Cases


Optimal IBD Patient Outcomes: What Advanced Practice Providers Need to Know
Thursday, February 7, 2019
8 - 11:50 a.m.

  8 a.m.

  Welcome and Introduction

  8:10 a.m.

  IBD Pharmacology Update: What's New in IBD

  8:40 a.m.

  Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Therapy-Related Testing and Approaches to Educating Patients

  9:10 a.m.

  Choosing the Right Patient for a Clinical Trial

  9:30 a.m.

  Refreshment Break

  9:50 a.m.

  Pediatric IBD Update: Facilitating a Smooth Transition of Care to an Adult Specialist

  10:20 a.m.

  IBD and Pregnancy: What to Do and Not to Do Before Your Patient Is Due

  10:50 a.m.

  Effective Communication =  Improved Outcomes

  11:20 a.m.

  Patient Panel: What Can Providers and Nurses Improve Upon to Help You in Your Journey?

  11:40 a.m.

  Questions and Closing


Nutritional Therapy for IBD: From Theory to Your Practice
Thursday, February 7, 2019
8 - 11:50 a.m.

  8 a.m.

  Welcome and Introduction

  8:05 a.m.

  Nutritional Needs of Patients with IBD

  8:30 a.m.

  Why Believe in Diet as Therapy: What Have We Learned from Basic Science Research?

  8:55 a.m.

  Why Believe in Diet as Therapy: What Have We Learned from Clinical Research?

  9:20 a.m.

  Questions and Answers

  9:30 a.m.

  Refreshment Break

  9:50 a.m.

  Case: Applying Nutrition Therapy in IBD

  9:55 a.m.

  When to Refer to a Dietician and What to Expect in Return

  10:20 a.m.

  How, When and in Whom to Use Defined Formula Diets

  10:45 a.m.

  How, When and in Whom to Use Real Food Diets

  11:10 a.m.

  The Future of Nutrition Interventions in IBD

  11:35 a.m.

  Panel Discussion


The Lloyd Mayer, MD, Young IBD Investigators Research Workshop
Thursday, February 7, 2019
8 - 11:50 a.m.

  8 a.m.

  Introduction

  8:05 a.m.

  Lloyd Mayer Career Development Award and Research Fellow Award Presentation

  8:10 a.m.

  Career Development Awards and the NIDDK

  8:40 a.m.

  Mock Career Development Award Application (K-Series)

  9:20 a.m.

  Abstract Presentation

  9:30 a.m.

  Refreshment Break

  9:50 a.m.

  The K to R Transition: When, What is Different, and How to Buy Time

  10:20 a.m.

  Grant Writing: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

  10:50 a.m.

  Abstract Presentations

  11:15 a.m.

  Manuscript Peer Review: How It Works and How to Effectively Review


Practical Pearls for the IBD Endoscopist
Thursday, February 7, 2019
8 - 11:50 a.m.

  8 a.m.

  Welcome

  8:05 a.m.

  Ulcerative Colitis: Endoscopic Scoring and Clinical Trials

  8:20 a.m.

  Crohn's Disease: Endoscopic Scoring and Clinical Trials

  8:35 a.m.

  Videos and Audience Response Questions

  8:45 a.m.

  Pouch Basics

  9:00 a.m.

  Pouch Complications and Therapeutics

  9:20 a.m.

  Pouchoscopy Videos and Audience Response Questions

  9:30 a.m.

  Refreshment Break

  9:50 a.m.

  Dysplasia Detection in IBD (SCENIC Guidelines)

  10:05 a.m.

  Chromoendoscopy with or Without Confocal

  10:25 a.m.

  Videos in Chromoendoscopy and Kudo Pit Pattern

  10:45 a.m.

  Stricture Management

  11 a.m.

  Innovations in IBD Endoscopy: EUS in Perianal Disease

  11:15 a.m.

  Videos of Therapeutic Endoscopy

  11:30 a.m.

  Closing Remarks and Questions