IBD Pro: Chicago

October 19, 2024
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Jointly provided by
Post Graduate Institute of Medicine

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation provides a growing selection of professional events and clinical education designed to advance your care for patients living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).


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Event Day


Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. CT


Getting to the Venue

Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago is just five minutes from O’Hare International Airport and steps from the Chicago CTA Blue Line. The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle to and from O'Hare. 



Parking is available on-site at a discounted rate of $17.00/vehicle for conference attendees. 

Additional public parking is available across the street at the East Parking Garage.


Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago - discounted hotel rate

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COVID-19 Related Safety Protocols

  • Masks are optional
  • Hand sanitizing stations available throughout the event space


A continental breakfast and boxed lunch with gluten free/vegetarian options will be served. Refreshments & Coffee service will be available throughout the day. We will do our best to offer a variety of options for different dietary needs. If you have specific needs, you are welcome to bring your own food/beverage to the venue.


Picture/Video Disclaimer

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this program. By attending this program, you grant full permission to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation for the free use of your picture and voice in any broadcast, telecast, print account or any other account in any medium of this event, and acknowledge that the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation does hereby have the unrestrained right in perpetuity to own, utilize, or alter any such pictures or video of me, in any manner it may see fit and for any purpose whatsoever.

CE Information & Session Slides

Session Slides

Copies of session slides will be available following the conference. 


Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, and registered nurses/advanced practice providers engaged in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.


Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Differentiate between the mechanisms of action, safety, and efficacy of current FDA approved therapies for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans for patients of different ages, genders, and understand the special needs of vulnerable populations.
  • Describe the novel mechanisms of action in current experimental therapies for IBD in approved clinical trials.
  • Identify important health care screenings that pertain to patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Identify the benefits of the multidisciplinary team care approach in IBD patient management (diagnosing, treatment, etc), and describe how this approach can improve patient outcomes.  


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies.  All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control educational content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity. These relationships have been mitigated:

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation program planners and others have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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 Designation

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME-MocSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.75 medical knowledge 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


Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5.75 contact hours. Designated for 5.75 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to be determined. 


Continuing Pharmacy Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 5.75 contact hour(s) (0.575 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number -  JA4008162-9999-23-246-L01-P

Type of Activity: Application


Interprofessional Continuing Education


This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 5.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


American with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Kelly Fitzgerald prior to the live event at (646)937-2628 or [email protected] 


Fee Statement

Physician: $60

Allied Health/Nursing/Pharmacist: $25

Fellow/Trainee/Student: Free


Method of Participation and Request for Credit

In order to obtain your CE certificate, please follow the steps below at the conclusion of the activity:

1. Go to www.cmeuniversity.com

2. Login or Create a New Account (will take less than 1 minute)

  • If you receive a message when creating a new account that “the email you entered is already in use”, please click the forgot my username or password link to have your Username and Password sent to you via email
  • After logging in, you may be asked to verify/update your information; after doing so, click Save at the bottom of the page

3. Type in XXXXX at the top of the page, “Find Post-Test/Evaluation by Course”, and click enter

4. Click on the activity title when it appears

5. Choose the type of credit you desire

6. (If applicable) Complete the Post-test with a passing score of 75% or better

7. Complete the online Evaluation

8. Receive an immediate CE Certificate to download and/or print for your files


For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better (if applicable) and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service.


If you have questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact PIM via email at [email protected].

Executive Committee
  Course Directors  


Russell D. Cohen, MD

The University of Chicago Medicine

Michele Rubin


Michele Rubin, APN, CSN, CGRN

The University of Chicago Medicine



Eugene Yen, MD

Northwestern Medicine

  Course Co-Chairs  
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Lena Colletta, APN, CNP

Northwestern Medicine

Nursing Program Co-Chair

David Choi

David Choi, PharmD, BCACP

The University of Chicago Medicine

Pharmacist Program Co-Chair


Stefanie Cisek, PharmD, BCACP

Northwestern Medicine

Pharmacist Program Co-Chair

J. Lopez

Jacqueline Lopez, MSN, RN
The University of Chicago Medicine

Nursing Program Co-Chair


D. Micic

Dejan Micic, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine

Professional and Physician

Program Co-Chair


A. Rabatin

Abigail Rabatin, PharmD, BCACP

Captain James A Lovell Federal

Health Care Center

Pharmacist Program Co-Chair


I. Trivedi

Itishree Trivedi, MD
University of Illinois Chicago

Professional and Physician

Program Co-Chair


For more information, please contact Kelly Fitzgerald, Associate Director, Education & Engagement at [email protected]


This activity is supported by:

AbbVie Johnson & Johnson Lilly  Pfizer
Prometheus Laboratories Takeda        


Patient & Caregiver Conference

For more information on MyIBD Learning: Chicago, our patient and caregiver education conference taking place on October 19, 2024, click here.