The 6th Virginia Mason Update in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Date & Location
Friday, March 30, 2018, 7:30 AM - 3:45 PM, Volney Richmond Auditorium, Seattle, WA

Target Audience
Gastroenterology, General Practice, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Surgery - General


Online preregistration is closed. Space is still available and attendees may register on site starting at 7:00 a.m. For questions contact the Virginia Mason CME department at (206) 341-0142.

This 6th Update in Inflammatory Bowel Disease course will review new and forthcoming medical and surgical therapeutic approaches in IBD and its associated manifestations, as well as current standards of practice in IBD management.  The course will explore optimization of medical therapy in patients including immunomodulator, biologic, and combination therapy. It will also cover novel therapies including the advent of biosimilar drugs and their impact in the management of IBD patients. Topics will also cover surgical aspects, neoplasia detection and management in patients with Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis including some controversial aspects of current practice.

Teaching methods include lecture, case presentation and question-and-answer sessions with faculty.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Review current guidelines for the management of ulcerative colitis
  2. Summarize the evidence on current biologic drugs in IBD
  3. Review treatment approaches using immunomodulators
  4. Discuss the evidence on the efficacy and safety of biologic monotherapy in IBD
  5. Review the evidence on the efficacy and safety of combination therapy in IBD
  6. Plan targets of medical therapy in IBD and specify how to achieve and adjust them
  7. Relate the evidence on the efficacy and safety of dietary modification and diet therapy in IBD
  8. Assess different approaches to IBD complications
  9. Apply current algorithms in the management of Crohn’s disease
  10. Summarize the steps to undertake to develop an IBD center in private practice
  11. Detect complications that can develop after colectomy for ulcerative colitis
  12. Discuss surgical approaches for perianal Crohn’s disease

Residents may register for a fee of $45.00. Email the CME office to register.


The Virginia Mason Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Virginia Mason Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Virginia Mason Medical Center is a provider of nursing continuing education contact hours. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP15905 for 6.5 Contact Hours March 30, 2018.

Parking: Parking is not included with registration. Virginia Mason's downtown parking facilities are limited and reserved for patients, therefore we offer this map of public lots with walking routes to the Lindeman Pavilion.

Public transportation: Metro Bus routes serving the First Hill neighborhood include 2, 10, 12, 60, 193, and 303. Please consult the Metro Trip Planner for route information and schedules.