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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
13th Annual Medical Symposium


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CCFA

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
14th Annual Patient & Family Education Conference
Knowledge-Power-Action

April 4, 2009

Rosemont, Illinois

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

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Course Director
Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG, AGAF
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois


Track A

Chair
Michele Rubin, RN, MSN, APN, CGRN
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Co-Chair
Lynn Heicher, RN, MS, CGRN, CLNC
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois


Track B

Chair
David T. Rubin, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Co-Chair
Ece A. Mutlu, MD, MBA
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Surgical Track
Chair
Alessandro Fichera, MD, FACS, FASCRS
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Co-Chair
Theodore J. Saclarides, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois


Lay Program

Chair
Eugene Yen, MD
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston, Illinois

Co-Chair
Tarun Mullick, MD
Gastrointestinal Health Specialists
St. Charles and Wheaton, Illinois

Pediatric Program
Chair
Jennifer Strople, MD, MS
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Co-Chair
Ranjana Gokhale, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois


Recruitment Committee

Chair
Marshall Sparberg, MD
Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, Illinois

Co-Chair
Joel Retsky, MD
Ravinia Associates in Internal Medicine
Highland Park, Illinois


Trainee Liaison

Chair
Nancy McGreal, MD
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Co-Chair
Cynthia Lau, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

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Mark Blitstein, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF
Associates in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, LLC
Lake Forest, Illinois

Michael Chiorean, MD
Indiana University Medical Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Ken Coghill
Chicago, Illinois

Ben J. Dolin, MD
Illinois Gastroenterology Institute
Peoria, Illinois

Mark Dubin, MD
Mark E. Dubin, MD, LLC
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Mark Efrusy, DO
Midwestern University-St. James Hospital
Frankfort, Illinois

Joslyn Emerson, PharmD
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Sharon Jedel, Psy.D
Rush University Gastroenterology
Chicago, Illinois

Lawrence Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF, FACG
Elgin Gastroenterology
Elgin, Illinois

William Markey, MD
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Erica Matagrano
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Kristin McMahon
UCMC
Munster, Indiana

Todd Miodek
University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, Illinois

David B. Rudzin
United Ostomy Associations of America
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Hannah H. Son, RN, BSN
Ravinia Associates
Highland Park, Illinois

Jonathan Williams, DO
Gastroenterology Consultants of
the North Shore SC
Wilmette, Illinois

Timothy L. Zisman, MD, MPH
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Welcome and Introduction
8:40am - 9:00 am

Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG, AGAF
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Marianne Floriano
Executive Director
Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter of the CCFA

 

Session IA: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Eugene Yen, MD

9:00 am
Complimentary and alternative medicine. The role of a healthy diet, lifestyle and alternative therapy in the management of IBD

Ali Keshavarzian, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Tracie Dalessandro, MS, RD, CDN
Briarcliff Manor, New York

10:00 am
Break

 

Session IB: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Tarun Mullick, MD

9:00 am
Managing your IBD: What else do I need to know?
A discussion on vaccinations, cancer screening, and how to make the most of the care from your doctor

Gil Y. Melmed, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Laura Bianchi, MD
Northshore University
HealthSystem Medical Group
Glenview, Illinois

Tarun Mullick, MD
Gastrointestinal Health Specialists
St. Charles and Wheaton, Illinois

10:00 am Break

 

Session IIA: Taking Control of IBD

10:30 am
How to manage your fear and stress through better understanding of the disease process

Laurie Keefer, PhD
Northwestern Faculty Foundation
Chicago, Illinois

Joshua F. Knox, PA
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

11:30 am
Lunch

 

Session IIB: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Tarun Mullick, MD

10:30 am
Update on Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease:
New medications, new targets to combat inflammation

Stephen Hanauer, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

David Sales, MD
Northwest Gastroenterologists
Arlington Heights, Illinois

11:30 am
Lunch

 

 

Session IIIA: Great Debates I
Moderator: Tarun Mullick, MD

12:15 pm
Great Debates I: Outcomes in therapy – what’s next for non-responders and can responders ever stop their meds?

Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Vivek Chaudhry, MD
Provident Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

Marc Schwartz, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

1:00 pm
Break

 

Session IIIB: The Law and your IBD

12:15 pm
Know your rights: An overview of disabilities law including insurance, employment, Social Security, and school

Jennifer C. Jaff, Esq.
Advocay for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc.
Farmington, Connecticut

1:00 pm
Break

 

Session IIIC: Female Issues in IBD

12:15 pm
A discussion on sexuality, fertility, and pregnancy

Laura Yun, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Andelka LoSavio, MD
Loyola University Hospital
Maywood, Illinois

1:00 pm
Break

 

Session IVA: Great Debates II
Moderator: Eugene Yen, MD

1:15 pm
Great Debates II: The safety of medications - are the new medications better and worth the risk?

Shane M. Devlin, MD, FRCPC
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Alan Buchman, MD
Northwestern University
School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

2:00 pm
Adjourn

 

Session IVB: Life after Surgery

1:15 pm
Your answers to surgery, ostomy issues, and living with IBD

Sarah Lundeen, MSN, ACNP-BC, APNP
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mary Otterson, MD, MS
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2:00 pm
Adjourn

 

Session IVC: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Tarun Mullick, MD

1:15 pm
Everything but the IBD: Problems outside the gut and non-IBD processes that may contribute to your symptoms

Sutha Sachar, MD
Gastrointestinal Health Specialists
Geneva, Illinois

Garth R. Swanson, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

2:00 pm
Adjourn

Parents’ Session

9:15 am
Psychological aspects of IBD

Sharon Hirsch, MD
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

10:00 am
Insurance issues and school advocacy

Jennifer C. Jaff, Esq.
Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc.
Farmington, Connecticut

11:00 am
Break

11:15 am
Nutrition and IBD: The basics

Sally Ritz, RD
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

12:00 pm
Lunch

12:45 pm
Genetics: What have we discovered?

Marla C. Dubinsky, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

1:30 pm
Puberty, sexual development, and IBD

Jennifer Strople, MD, MS
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

2:15 pm
Extraintestinal manifestations of IBD

Ranjana Gokhale, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

3:00 pm
Adjourn

Teens’ Session

9:15 am
Dealing with my emotions

Paul Kredow, PsyD
Center for Psychological Services, LLC
Northfield, Illinois

10:00 am
Navigating a social life with IBD

Stephanie Reuter CCFA
Camp Counselor

11:00 am
Break

11:15 am
There is no “I” in team: Teambuilding exercises

Cameron Sullivan
Softball Coach

12:00 pm
Lunch

12:45 pm
Top Chef, CCFA style: Nutrition and cooking class

Sally Ritz, RD
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

1:30 pm
School strategies: How to stay on top of your studies
Speaker invited

2:15 pm
Let’s sing, dance and be merry: Just like at camp

Martin Hertz
CCFA Young Professionals Group

Sean Rumrill
CCFA Camp Counselor

3:00 pm
Adjourn

Children’s Session

9:15 am
Art expression

Alyssa Kulak
Brickton Art Center

10:00 am
Dealing with my emotions

Paul Kredow, PsyD
Center for Psychological Services, LLC
Northfield, Illinois

11:00 am
Break

11:15 am
Exercise for life: Children’s yoga

Mira Binzen, E-RYT
Global Family Yoga
Chicago, Illinois

12:00 pm
Lunch

12:45 pm
Building from the ground up: Legoland

Jessica Applebaum, CCLS
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

1:30 pm
Music for the soul: Music therapy

Mary Wuestenfeld
Plainfield Elementary School
Des Plaines, Illinois

2:15 pm
Let’s sing, dance and be merry: Just like at camp

Martin Hertz
CCFA Young Professionals Group

Sean Rumrill
CCFA Camp Counselor

3:00 pm
Adjourn

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Registration Fees

Individual
Individual CCFA Member ........................$ 35
Individual Non-CCFA Member* ..............$ 45

*(Includes a 6-month membership – new members only)

 

Family (2 adults, children 17 and under are free)
Family CCFA Member .............................$ 55
Family Non-CCFA Member* ...................$ 65

*(Includes a 6-month membership – new members only)

 

 

Registration Procedures

To Register: You may register online by March 30, 2009 at www.imedex.com, by calling Imedex at +1 (678) 242 0906 or by returning the registration form in this program by mail or fax. If you mail the form, please keep a copy for your records. Registration confirmations will be issued before the meeting.

Payment: To pre-register, registration and payment must be received no later than March 30, 2009. Please register onsite after this date. Contact Imedex at +1 (678) 242 0906 or visit our website at www.imedex.com to ensure the course is being held as scheduled and to confirm that the meeting is not full. Registration fees must be remitted by credit card or check. Checks should be payable to Imedex. Attendee is not registered until full payment is received.

Registration Fee Inclusions: Registration fees include admittance to all scientific sessions, conference materials, processing of certificates of attendance or continuing medical education, and all event functions as specified in the program.

Cancellation: For registration fees to be refunded, written notice of cancellation must be received at meetings@imedex.com no later than March 30, 2009. Substitutions are accepted with written notification. No refunds will be made if notice is received after March 30, 2009.

Imedex does not accept responsibility for covering travel, accommodation or any other costs incurred by registrants in the rare event that this program should be canceled for any reason. Every effort will be made to give reasonable notice in the event of cancellation. The event agenda is subject to change without notice.

Embassy Suites Chicago – O’Hare/Rosemont
5500 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Tel.: +1 (847) 678 4000
Fax: +1 (847) 928 7659
Reservations: +1 800 EMBASSY
www.embassysuites.com

The Embassy Suites Chicago-O’Hare/Rosemont is an all-suite hotel located just across the street from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. All rooms are beautifully decorated with a private bedroom and separate living room, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and a queen sleep-sofa. Additionally, the hotel offers complimentary transportation to and from O’Hare International Airport.

For the convenience of attendees, a limited number of rooms have been reserved until March 4, 2009 at a discounted rate of $105 for a King bed or $115 for 2 double beds, plus tax, currently at 13%. This rate is not guaranteed outside the conference dates or after March 4, 2009.

To reserve your room please contact the Embassy Suites Chicago – O’Hare/Rosemont reservations department at +1 800 EMBASSY. To receive the group rate, callers must identify themselves as being with the Crohn’s and Colitis Symposium. Reservation requests received after March 4, 2009 may not be guaranteed the group rate.

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Invitation

You are invited to the 14th Annual Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Patient & Family Education Conference “Knowledge-Power-Action”, offered by the Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter of the CCFA. This all-day comprehensive education program for patients and families will provide you with the most current medical and surgical approaches to IBD, presented by leading experts, as well as provide psychosocial coping strategies to meet your needs. The Resource Fair will provide you with the opportunity to network with representatives from many disciplines from insurance to student and workplace rights to social security. More than 600 patients and their family members attended last year, and we hope you will join us this year!

 

ORGANIZER

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Alpharetta, GA 30009, USA
Tel.: +1 (770) 751 7332
Fax: +1 (770) 751 7334
Email: meetings@imedex.com
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Conference Location
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Level 2
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Tel.: +1 (847) 692 2220
Fax: +1 (847) 696 9700

 

Registration
The Registration and Information Desk will be staffed:
Saturday, April 4, 2009
7:45 am – 3:30 pm

 

Parking
Registrants will receive a parking voucher upon arrival the day of the event.

Attendees should park in the public parking garage across from the convention center, behind the Embassy Suites Hotel. A convenient skybridge connects the parking garage directly to the 2nd level of the convention center.

 

Public Transportation
The convention center is located two blocks south of the Blue Line River Road Rosemont subway station.

The following companies have provided an educational grant in support of this conference:

PREMIER

Proctor&Gamble

 

PLATINUM

Abbott

 

SILVER

Salix

 

 

Several options are available to companies interested in supporting this conference. For more information, please contact Rebecca Lawton at the Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter of the CCFA at +1 (847) 827 0404 or rlawton@ccfa.org.