IBD Unite

March 13, 2021

UPMC’s IBD UNITE program will provide a full morning of education and support for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and their loved ones.  IBD includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis as well as indeterminate, microscopic, or collagenous colitis.  Participants will learn innovative ways to manager their IBD during lectures and panel discussions.

Target Audience

IBD UNITE is designed for patients, family members, and loved ones. IBD UNITE is also accredited for nurses and dietitians.  All who are interested in IBD disease diagnosis, management, and treatment advancements are welcome to attend.  

Learning Objectives

#1 To educate patients and nurses about IBD treatment advancements and personalized approaches to disease management.
#2 To provide support for parents, nurses and caregivers to encourage more knowledgeable and full-service care for patients and families. 
#3 To enable IBD patients to interact with their caregivers in a relaxed educational environment to support networking among all speakers, patients, and caregivers in attendance.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
02/25/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
Event starts: 
03/13/2021 - 9:30am
Event ends: 
03/13/2021 - 12:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

Saturday, March 13, 2021

9:30 am to 12:00 pm

PDF icon Agenda.pdf

Live Virtual Conference

*Jeffrey M. Dueker, MD, MPH

IBD UNITE Course Director

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Gastroenterologist, UPMC IBD Center, Total Care-IBD, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

 

*Therezia Alchoufete, MS, RDN, LDN

IBD UNITE Co-Course Director

Lead Dietician/Nutritionist - Total Care-IBD

 

*Emily Weaver, LCSW

IBD UNITE Co-Course Director

Lead Clinical Social Worker - Total Care-IBD

 

Arthur M. Barrie, III, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Gastroenterologist, UPMC IBD Center

 

David G. Binion, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Nutrition Support Service

Gastroenterologist and Translational Research Lead, UPMC IBD Center

 

*Echo Eggebrecht, MFA

Clinical Social Work Intern, Total Care-IBD

 

Elyse Johnston, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Gastroenterologist, UPMC IBD Center,

Total Care-IBD, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

 

*Cassie Myers, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner,

UPMC IBD Center & Total Care-IBD

 

*Lori Plung

Leader, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Support

Group @ UPMC and Community Volunteer

 

Marc B. Schwartz, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Lead, UPMC IBD Center, Total Care-IBD

 

Eva M. Szigethy, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Pediatrics

Co-Director, UPMC Program for Gut-Brain Health (PGH) and Director, Total Care-IBD

Director, Behavioral Health with the Chief Medical and Scientific Office

 
 

David Weisbord

Community Volunteer

*2021 IBD UNITE Planning Committee

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.5 contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.50 Attendance

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

and the UPMC IBD Center are grateful to the following

for making IBD UNITE possible by providing educational grants:

 

Abbvie Inc.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

For questions about IBD UNITE, please email joj2@pitt.edu.