Optimizing Outcomes in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: The Critical Role of the GI Nurse

Join us for this interactive, CME/CE-certified workshop.

Lead by gastroenterology nurse experts, this series of CME/CE-certified 1-hour workshops will focus on the critical role of the gastroenterology nurse in monitoring, evaluating, and communicating benefits and risks of treatment and applying strategies to improve adherence in patients with IBD.


Overview and Preprogram Evaluation

Case-Based Discussion

  • Personalizing therapy
  • Evaluating the risks and benefits of immunomodulators and biologics
  • Recognizing patient concerns, communicating benefit and risk

Question and Answer Session

Closing Remarks


Date / Time
Event Details


Program Director
Karen Hanson, APRN, CNP

Adult Nurse Practitioner
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Elena Fisher, RN, BSN, MS, FNP-C

Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner
Department of Veterans Affairs
New Mexico VA Health Care System
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Betty McGinty, RN, MSHSA, CGRN

Director, Advanced Center for GI Therapeutics
Northside Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

Michele Rubin, APN, CNS, CGRN

IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist
CCFA Advanced Practice and Nurse Initiatives Member
Department of Colorectal Surgery/IBD Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois


Program Overview
You are invited to attend a CME/CE-certified case-based workshop reviewing the critical role of the gastroenterology nurse in the care of patients with IBD.

The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge and competence of gastroenterology nurses in providing evidence-based care to patients with IBD.

Target Audience
This activity is intended for gastroenterology nurses who are involved in the care of patients with IBD.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Appropriately assess and risk-stratify patients with IBD in order to optimize screening and preventive care measures
  • Evaluate the risk and benefit profiles of available treatment options in order to appropriately monitor patients undergoing treatment for IBD
  • Apply the principles of shared decision making and strategies to promote adherence in the care of patients with IBD


Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, and Clinical Care Options, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation 
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Credit Designation
This educational activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Accreditation Statement
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 1.0 contact hour.

American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN)
According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 1.0 hour earned in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN. ABCGN tracking number: GI2016-123

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you within 3 weeks.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.