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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Update for Advanced Practice Clinicians and Allied Health Professionals

Friday, Sept. 20, 2024

University Conference Center

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine
30 Conference Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

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There is increased awareness that the optimal treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) requires a multidisciplinary approach involving not only many medical specialties but also many levels of care – primary care physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, stoma specialists and dieticians, as well as the active involvement of the patients themselves and their families. While specialized IBD conferences for physicians abound, conferences intended specifically for other professionals are lacking.

Our goal is to provide the most up-to-date information in the clinical, multidisciplinary care of patients with IBD. This program is structured in a clinical case format to provide relevant and practical information. Our faculty is composed of expert specialists, both physicians and advanced practice clinicians, in all key areas of IBD care.


This activity is intended for:

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Physician Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses: Nurse Practitioners; Registered Nurses; Gastrointestinal Nurses; Endoscopy Nurses; Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietitians
  • Other interested health-care professionals

Agenda and Objectives

  • 7 a.m. | Check-In/Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors
  • 8 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks
    Walter Koltun, MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • 8:10 a.m. | Building an IBD Program
    Walter Koltun, MD, FACS, FASCRS

    • Outline what multidisciplinary care means.
    • Describe what components make up a center.
    • Explain why IBD needs a center for great patient care.
  • 9 a.m. | Surgical Methods To Decrease Crohn’s Disease Reoccurrence
    Jeffrey Scow, MD, FACS, FASCRS

    • Review types of intestinal anastomoses used in Crohn’s disease.
    • Outline the Kono-S anastomosis and the data supporting it to prevent recurrent Crohn’s disease.
    • Explain the theoretical value to wide mesenteric excision in Crohn’s disease.
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 10:15 a.m. | Primer on Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC):  Everything You Need To Know
    Ian Schreibman, MD, FAASLD, FACG, AGAF, FACP

    • Identify the clinical manifestations of PSC.
    • Describe the treatment and management options for PSC.
  • 11 a.m. | Stress Management in IBD
    Victoria Glogg, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP

    • Outline the difference between stress and anxiety.
    • Provide techniques and tips to help manage stress in order to reduce mental and physical concerns.
  • 11:45 a.m. | Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
  • 12:45 p.m. | IBD Medications: Past, Present, Future
    Kofi Clarke, MD, FACP, FRCP

    • Review trajectory, scope, effectiveness and safety of IBD medications over the years.
    • Discuss the way forward, including positioning of medications and efforts at precision medicine.
  • 1:30 p.m. | Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy in IBD
    Matthew T. Moyer, MD, MS

    • Review the central role that endoscopy plays in the diagnosis, staging, and therapeutic intervention in inflammatory bowel disease.
    • Review the latest clinical practice guidelines for endoscopic surveillance and management of colorectal dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease.
  • 2:15 p.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 2:30 p.m. | Transitioning From Pediatric to Adult Care
    Marc Schaeffer, MD, MPH
    Emmanuelle Williams, MD

    • Outline the benefits of a transition program for IBD patients.
    • Explain the barriers of the transition process.
  • 3:15 p.m. | Closing Remarks
  • 3:30 p.m. | Adjournment


Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Faculty

Anne Bobb, BSN, RN
Clinical Program Coordinator
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Kofi Clarke, MD, FACP, FRCP
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Professor, Department of Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine

Vikki Glogg, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP
Specialist Clinical Counselor: Adult Chronic Illnesses
Gastroenterology & IBD Clinic
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Matthew T. Moyer, MD, MS
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Penn State Cancer Institute

Marc Schaefer, MD, MPH
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Director of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Professor of Pediatrics
Penn State College of Medicine

Ian Roy Schreibman, MD, FAASLD, FACG, AGAF, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
Penn State College of Medicine

Jeffrey Scow, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Assistant Professor
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Penn State College of Medicine

Emmanuelle Williams, MD
Division of Gastroenterology
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Director of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Penn State College of Medicine



Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity has been approved for 6 contact hours.
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


The fee is $140 per person and includes the cost of instruction, online handout materials and all listed meals.

Payment is required at the time of registration.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

Registrations received after Thursday, Sept. 19, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations received after Friday, Sept. 13, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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