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October 10, 2015

Chicago, Illinois
Elgin Community College

Evolution of Personalized Care in IBD: Risks, Benefits, and Developments

Symposium Location

Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, Ilinois 60123
Tel.: +1 (847) 697 1000

The Registration and Information Desk at the Elgin Community College will be staffed:
Saturday, October 10, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:45 PM


There is no fee to participate in this activity

To Register: You may register online at or by calling Imedex at +1 (800) 233 0957 (international callers please call +1 (678) 242 0906).  For assistance, please contact Registration confirmations will be issued before the meeting.

Registration Inclusions: Registration is based on a first come first serve basis and includes  admittance to all scientific sessions, conference materials, processing of certificates of attendance or continuing medical education, and all event functions as specified in the agenda.

Registration does not guarantee a space so please plan to arrive early

Imedex does not accept responsibility for covering travel, accommodation or any other costs incurred by registrants in the rare event that this meeting 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.


Elena R. Fisher, RN, MS, FNP-C
New Mexico Va Health Care System
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Karen Hanson, APRN, MS, CNP
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Michele Rubin, APN, MSN, CNS, CGRN
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Scientific Agenda

Saturday, October 10, 2015

12:15 pm

Registration and lunch

12:45 pm

Welcome and Pre-activity Assessment via Audience Response System (ARS)
Michele Rubin, APN, MSN, CNS, CGRN

12:55 pm

IBD Disease Pathogenesis, Treatment Goals and Overview of Therapies
Elena R. Fisher, RN, MS, FNP-C

1:15 pm

Risks and Benefits of IBD Treatments, Use of Clinical Algorithms and Personalized Care
Karen Hanson, APRN, MS, CNP

1:35 pm

Clinical Paradigms in 2015 – Faculty Discussion
Moderator: Michele Rubin, APN, MSN, CNS, CGRN

1:45 pm

Concluding Remarks, Recap of Keypoints, and Post-activity Assessment via ARS
Michele Rubin, APN, MSN, CNS, CGRN

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (UNMC CON CNE) and Imedex.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is provided for 1.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13699 for 1.2 hours

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program. This distinction is valid through 2016

Who Should Attend

These educational activities are specifically designed for nursing professionals who specialize in gastroenterology, who are involved in delivering IBD care, and/or who are interested in improving their knowledge of IBD care.


Upon completion of Evolution of Personalized Care in IBD: The Risks, the Benefits, and the Developments, nursing professionals will be better able to:

  • Relate the role of IBD pathogenesis to the development of personalized therapy
  • Evaluate the risks and benefits associated with IBD treatment options
  • Plan strategies to overcome challenges in the management of patients with IBD


Supported by an educational grant from:

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., U.S. Region.

Array Technology

All slide presentations will be available to view on the electronic device of your choice—laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc., via Array technology*. This is the most convenient way to provide attendees with the most up-to-date information. A book of printed presentations is not available; we encourage you to use your electronic device during the conference for optimal participation.

To view presentations:

  1. Select the “Imedex_Array” network under your device’s WiFi settings. Password not required.
  2. Go to  Email address is required.
  3. You’re connected! All content and Array technology questions will be streamed to your device.

To ask a question: click “Submit a Faculty Question” and compose. Additionally, by including a faculty member’s name, it will be addressed to them directly.

To take notes on a slide: click “Take a Note on This Slide. “ Your notes will be sent to the email address you provided.

After the conference, presentations will be emailed to you (pending speaker approval), along with any notes taken.

Audience Response participation is strongly encouraged. Please take time to submit your answers when prompted by the presenter. This data will be used to determine how effective this CME activity was, as well as assist in development of future CME activities.

*The Array system is a closed network for conference related content only. General internet access is not available.


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