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 room 1A/B (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 4.75 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 Biologics & New Medications Rebecca Matro, MD
10:30-11:05 AM Supporting the IBD Patient After J-Pouch Surgery Pamela Voltz, PA-C
The Oregon Clinic
11:10-11:50 AM Monitoring Drug Levels

Erica Heagy, FNP, The Oregon Clinic

11:50-12:15 PM Lunch (provided)
12:15-12:35 PM Education & Support Resources  Kristen Baxter
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
12:35-1:15 PM Nutrition: Diet in a Flare & in Remission Alyssa O'Brien, RDN, LD
The Oregon Clinic
1:20-2:00 PM Breakout Session:
- Transitioning Pediatric IBD Patients to Adult Care
- Role of Acupuncture in IBD
Anna Hunter, MD, OHSU
Kaitlin Leonard, LAc, MSOM, Dogwood City Acupuncture
2:05-2:35 PM Patient Panel  
2:35-2:45 PM Evaluation Completion & Certificate Distribution

chh ohsu lot 33Directions 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.

The lot under the CHH will be closed for construction. Please park in Lot 33 along SW Moody Ave between SW Curry Ave and SW Gaines St-- see the map. Our group has been given permission to park here for free for the day. There is paid street parking but it is time-limited and is not a good option for the full day.

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

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