Professional Program Agenda

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter

Professional Education Program

March 14, 2020


Joel Pekow, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine

 Sushila Dalal, MD The University of Chicago Medicine

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

8:00 Overview and Introduction 

Lauren Rich, Executive Director, Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter

Dr. Russell Cohen, MD & Dr. Eugene Yen, MD

Dr. Joel Pekow, MD & Dr. Sushila Dalal, MD

Session 1: Safety and High Risk Populations in IBD

Moderator: Joel Pekow, MD

8:10 am 

Management of IBD in Elderly Patients

Adult IBD Keynote Speaker: Anita Afzali, MD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

8:40 am

Very Early Onset IBD

Pediatric IBD Keynote Speaker: Judith Kelsen, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

9:10 am 

How to Manage Biologics in the Setting of Active Infections and HIV

Omar Khan, MD, NorthShore University HealthSystem

9:30 am

Cancer in IBD: How to Manage Medical Therapy in Patients with a Malignancy & Those with a History of a Malignancy

Itishree Trivedi, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago Health

9:50 am

Q & A Session: Panel 

10:10 am 

Break & Visit Exhibits

Session 2: State of the Art Management in 2020

Moderator: Sushila Dalal, MD

10:30 am 

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Biologics: Reactive, Proactive, or Don’t Do It?

Garth Swanson, MD, Rush University Medical Center

10:50 am  

Positioning Therapies in UC and CD

Stephen Hanauer, MD, Northwestern Medicine

11:20 am 

Coming Soon to a Clinic Near You: Novel Therapies on the Horizon.

Russell Cohen, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine

11:50 am

Q & A

12:00 pm

Visit Exhibits

12:10 pm 



1:00 pm

Session 1: Surgery in IBD

Moderator: Joel Pekow, MD

IBD-Dysplasia: Endoscopic Removal, Segmental Resection, or Total Colectomy

Neil Hyman, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine

Optimizing the IBD Patient for Surgery: How do we Boost Nutritional Status Prior to Surgery and Improve        Recovery Post-Surgery? 

Courtney Schuchmann, MS, LD, RDN, The University of Chicago Medicine

Management of Strictures: Medications, Dilated, or Surgery

Scott Strong, MD, Northwestern University Medicine

2:00 pm

Session 2: Managing Difficult IBD Cases

Panel: Andres Yarur MD, Froedert & the Medical College of Wisconsin; Amar Naik MD, Loyola Medicine; Emmanuelle Bellaguarda MD, Northwestern Medicine

Management of IBD Post Transplant

Check Point Inhibitor Colitis



This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians involved in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.​