The "Cutting Edge" in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Dilemmas and Debate 2018

Rochester, MN US
September 8, 2018

Course Directors: Amy L. Lightner, M.D., John H. Pemberton, M.D.

The course is designed to synthesize disciplines to discuss controversial topics in the multidisciplinary management of IBD with the goal of improving patient care.  The course highlights the latest clinical trial research in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to expose timely and relevant medical and surgical approaches.  Emerging surgical approaches are emphasized to underscore the need of improving surgical management and postoperative outcomes.


  • Emerging stem cell based therapeutics for the treatment of fistulizing Crohn’s disease
  • Optimizing stages for ileal pouch anal anastomosis in the era of biologic therapy
  • Understanding the latest clinical trial research in early surgery versus initiation of biologic therapy for terminal ileal Crohn’s disease

Registration Fee

Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$375
Reduced Fee: NP, PA, Nurses, Residents, Allied Health Professionals$300

Additional Information
Exhibitor Inquiry
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please contact Kathy Fuqua

Course Brochure (PDF) 

Target Audience

This course is designed for Colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, radiologists, and stoma therapists (all providers caring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease).

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the optimal timing of operative intervention for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Formulate an optimal multidisciplinary treatment plan for patients with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Evaluate the effect of biologics on postoperative outcomes
  • Determine the optimal approach to staging an ileal pouch anal anastomosis in the setting of immunosuppression and malnutrition
  • Interpret the latest data regarding screening practices for colonic dysplasia and deciding when to operate

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation

This course is endorsed by the ECCO.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 8.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/08/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/08/2018 - 5:15pm
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Mayo Clinic - Leighton Auditorium
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States

Kahler Grand Hotel
20 2nd Ave SW
Rochester, MN
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101 First Ave SW
Rochester, MN
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Indicate you are attending the Mayo Clinic IBD Course when making your reservation.

The hotels listed above are connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops, and restaurants. You may wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau for additional accommodation options and area information.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

Course Directors

Amy L. Lightner, M.D.
John H. Pemberton, M.D.

Mayo Faculty

Eric J. Dozois, M.D.
JG Fletcher, M.D.
Sunanda V. Kane, M.D.
David W. Larson, M.D., MBA
Kellie L. Mathis, M.D.
William J. Tremaine, M.D.

Guest Faculty

Jean H.Ashburn, M.D.
Wake Forest
Winston Salem, NC

Willem A. Bemelman, M.D., Ph.D.
Academisch Medisch Centrum
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Andre D'Hoore, M.D., Ph.D.
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Phil Fleshner, M.D.
Los Angeles, CA, US

Tracy Hull, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, US

Peter Irving, MA, M.D., FRCP
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
London, England

Walter Koltun, M.D.
Penn State
Hershey, PA, US

Paulo Kotze, M.D., MSc, Ph.D.
Cajuru University Hospital
Curitiba, Brazil

Remo Panaccione, M.D., FRCPC
University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada

Miguel Regueiro, M.D.
Pittsburg, PA, US

Feza Remzi, M.D.
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY, US

Peter Sagar, MB ChB, FRCS, DM
The University of Leeds
Leeds, England

Bo Shen, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, US

Antonino Spinelli, M.D., Ph.D.
Humanitas University
Rozzano, Milan, Italy

Sherief Shawki, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, US

Fabio Vieira Teixeira, M.D., MSc, Ph.D.
São Paulo Research Foundation
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Janindra Warusavitarne, Bmed, FRACS, Ph.D.
St. Mark's Hospital and Academic Institute
Middlesex, England

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 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.

Credit Statement(s):


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be available to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 8.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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