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May 16, 2015

Baltimore, MD
Hilton Baltimore
5:00 pm

Therapeutic Management of IBD: The Paradigm Shift to Personalized Care

Symposium Location

Hilton Baltimore; Key Ballroom 9-11
401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Tel: +1 443-573-8700
Fax: +1 443-683-8941

The Registration and Information Desk at the Hilton Baltimore – Key Ballroom 9-11 will be staffed:
Saturday, May 16, 2015
5:00 pm – 5:25 pm


Registration is complimentary. Please remember to bring your SGNA Badge.

Available seating will be based on room capacity. Seating is limited and pre-registration does not guarantee admission, as the room may be overbooked. Early arrival is recommended and seating will be first come first serve until capacity is met.



Maureen Kelly, RN, MS, CPNP
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Laryl R. Riley, RNP
Westerly Hospital
Westerly, Rhode Island

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

Betty J. White, MN, ARNP, RN, BSN
Digestive Health Specialists
Maple Valley, Washington

Scientific Agenda

5:00 pm
Dinner Buffet

5:25 pm
Welcome and pre-activity assessment via audience response system (ARS)
Michel Rubin, APN, MSN, CNS, CGRN

5:30 pm IBD Pathogenesis: Personalizing Targets
Laryl R. Riley, RNP

5:45 pm IBD Treatment: Goals and Overview of Therapy
Betty White, MN, ARNP, RN, BSN

6:00 pm IBD Risks/Benefits: The Balancin Act
Marueen M. Kelly, RN, MS, CPNP

6:15 pm
Challenging Cases in IBD (Interactive panel discussion)

6:25 pm Concluding remarks, recap of key points, and post-activity assessment via ARS
Michele Rubin, APN, MSN, CNS, CGRN

6:30 pm

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) (provider) 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.

Requirements for Successful Completion: In order to receive contact hours, you must attend the entire activity and complete the online evaluation. Nurses should only claim credit consistent with the actual time they spent attending the learning activity. Upon conclusion of the learning activity, you will receive an email from Imedex, LLC containing a link to the online evaluation. Once the evaluation is completed your certificate of successful completion will be available to print. Certificates will not be issued onsite.

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 this program, nursing professionals will be better able to:

  • Assess the mechanisms of disease involved in the pathogenesis of IBD
  • Relate the mechanism of action of new and emerging agents to the pathogenesis of IBD
  • Explain the goals of treatment and selected approaches for delivering IBD care
  • Evaluate the risk and benefits of current and emerging therapies for IBD
  • Identify IBD disease management challenges and possible solutions


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.


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