Best Practices in IBD Management - 2017 Portland
Portland, OR

An Educational Update for Nurses & Medical Assistants Treating IBD Patients

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM-2:45 PM
Held at OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3rd Floor (3303 SW Bond Ave, Portland, OR 97201)

Registration Fee: $20 Early Bird before September 30 / $25 General before October 25 / $15 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Professional Members or Chapter Medical Advisory Committee Members. Group Rate! $15 each when you sign up 4 or more attendees from the same office. Please register separately. Refreshments and lunch included. Street parking is free on weekends.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017. For those who miss the pre-registration deadline, you may sign up at the event for a $30 registration fee. Registration opens at 8:30 AM.

Accreditation: This activity is expected to be accredited for approximately 4.5 continuing education hours.


Time Topic Speaker
8:30 AM Registration & Check In  
9:00 AM Welcome  
9:05-9:35 AM IBD Overview Zibing Woodward, MD
The Oregon Clinic
9:40-10:20 AM IBD Medications: The Latest & Greatest Rebecca Matro, MD
10:30-11:05 AM Supporting the IBD Patient After J-Pouch Surgery
11:10-11:50 AM Breakout Session:
- Monitoring Drug Levels
- Transitioning Pediatric IBD Patients to Adult Care

Erica Heagy, FNP, The Oregon Clinic
Anna Hunter, MD, OHSU

11:50-12:20 PM Lunch (provided)
12:20-12:40 PM Education & Support Resources   Kathleen Waite, MNPL
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
12:45-1:15 PM Resources through Social Workers
1:20-2:00 PM Breakout Session:
- Nutrition: Diet in a Flare & in Remission
- Role of Acupuncture in IBD
Alyssa O'Brien, RDN, LD, The Oregon Clinic
Kaitlin Leonard, LAc, MSOM
2:05-2:35 PM Patient Panel  
2:35-2:45 PM Evaluation Completion & Certificate Distribution

Directions and Parking:  *Please note we will be back in our previous location; not where the event was held in 2016* OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3rd Floor (3303 SW Bond Ave, Portland, OR 97201) - this is OHSU's waterfront campus, not up on the hill.

Street parking is free on the weekends. Alternatively, there is parking under the building but this is not free.

From the main lobby, take elevators up to the 3rd floor. Go right down the hallway and the class will be at the end of the hallway.

Thank You to the 2017 Course Planners!

  • Erica Heagy, FNP - The Oregon Clinic
  • Stephanie Hill, RN - OHSU
  • Betty J. White, MN, ARNP - Digestive Health Specialists
  • Kindra Clark-Snustad, NP - University of Washington

Questions? Contact us at or call toll-free 877-703-6900, ext.6.

Thank you to OHSU for donating the venue for this program!

Thank you to our exhibitors. Please note exhibitors have no influence on presentation topics, content, or speaker selection. 


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Time: 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM
OHSU Center for Health & Healing
3303 SW Bond Ave
Portland, OR 97201

If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

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