2018 Crohn's & Colitis Education Conference - Portland
University of Portland

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Join us for our annual spring education program for individuals living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and their families!  Learn about the latest in IBD from healthcare providers and connect with others in your community dealing with these diseases. 

When:  Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
Where: University of Portland, Shiley Hall* new building in 2018 - we will not be in Buckley Auditorium
             5000 N Willamette Blvd
             Portland, OR 97203

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Who's Invited?

Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis patients, relatives, friends, 
health care professionals & interested parties. 
This program is not accredited for continuing education credits.

Why Should You Attend? 

                   BAPEC-learn        BAPEC-connect

       To learn more about these diseases and how to manage them and
         connect with people in your community who are affected by IBD.

Tickets: $10 registration fee before Thursday, March 8, 2018; $15 registration at the event. You may purchase a ticket without lunch for free. Please register early for the event. If you are no longer able to attend, please contact us to cancel your reservation. Day-of registration will only be accepted if room is available.  If this fee presents a burden to your family, please contact Kathleen Waite.

Parking: Free at the University of Portland. Directions & maps: https://www1.up.edu/about/directions.html. Please use the campus's main entrance and follow signs to the main parking lot. From there, you will take the path between the Clark Library and Pilot House and follow signs to Shiley Hall.

Questions? Contact Kathleen Waite at kwaite@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or 425-451-8455 x6


The following are the tentative agenda topics for the day. Each talk will be given twice, so attendees can select 2 of the 3 morning sessions to attend and 2 of the 3 afternoon sessions to attend. 

10:00-10:05         Welcome
10:05-10:55         Session 1:
                                    - Newest Medications for IBD - Rebecca Fausel, MD
                                    - Suggestions for Diet During a Flare - Alyssa O'Brien, RDN, LD
                                    - Disease Basics - Zibing Woodward, MD

15 Minute Break

11:10-12:00         Session 2:
                                    - Newest Medications for IBD - Rebecca Fausel, MD
                                    - Suggestions for Diet During a Flare - Alyssa O'Brien, RDN, LD
                                    - Disease Basics - Zibing Woodward, MD

Lunch (60 minutes)

1:00-1:50              Session 3:
                                    - Patient Panel: Life After Surgery
                                    - Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Pros & Cons - Mikelle Bassett, MD
                                    - Symptoms Outside the Gut - Noel Lee, MD

15 Minute Break

2:05-2:55              Session 4:
                                    - Patient Panel: Staying Social
                                    - Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Pros & Cons - Mikelle Bassett, MD
                                    - Symptoms Outside the Gut - Noel Lee, MD

2:55-3:00               Conclusion

The day is made up of breakout sessions; please choose one to attend per time slot. All times, topics, and presenters are subject to change.



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Mikelle Bassett, MD - OHSU Doernbecher - Dr. Bassett cares for children with all gastroenterology conditions and has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. She is also interested in developing scientifically sound methods of evaluating the quality of pediatric gastroenterology care.

Dr. Bassett received her medical degree from the University of Washington and completed her residency at Seattle Children's Hospital. She was a clinical fellow in gastroenterology and nutrition at Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School.

In her spare time, Dr. Bassett enjoys biking, traveling, hiking, skiing, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Dr. Bassett will speak on Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Pros & Cons.

rebecca fausel Dr. Rebecca Fausel - The Oregon Clinic, East - Dr. Fausel was raised in Portland, Oregon. She attended Yale University for her undergraduate degree, and competed on the varsity swimming and cross country teams. She received her medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at the University of Washington. She completed an additional year of advanced specialty training in inflammatory bowel diseases at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York. She specializes in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Dr. Fausel will speak about the newest medications for IBD. 
noel lee pdxconf  Noel Lee, MD - Vancouver Clinic - Dr. Lee completed her undergraduate studies at University of Virginia earning a BA in Biology and Bioethics. She received her medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine and went on to an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University. After working as a hospitalist in Portland for 2 years, she completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at University of Wisconsin and a Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Visiting Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With a strong commitment to providing care with compassion and respect, Dr. Lee specializes in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis) and has medical interests in women’s gastroenterology health and pregnancy.
Dr. Lee grew up in a small town in southern Virginia. Her main interests outside of work are traveling, running, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family. Dr. Lee will speak on Symptoms Outside the Gut. 
alyssa obrien headshot pdxconf 2018 Alyssa O’Brien, RDN, LD - The Oregon Clinic - Ms. O'Brien is a registered, licensed dietician who specializes in integrative and functional nutrition for the prevention and treatment of disease and weight management. She is a nutrition counselor at The Oregon Clinic with an emphasis on gastrointestinal disorders. Ms. O’Brien has a bachelor of science degree in dietetics from University of Wisconsin-Stout and she completed a dietetic internship at Mid-Willamette with an emphasis on long-term care and community. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys trail running, camping, rock climbing, traveling, and entertaining family and friends with home cooked meals. Ms. O'Brien will speak on Suggestions for Diet During a Flare.
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Zibing Woodward, MD - The Oregon Clinic, South - Dr. Woodward graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and also received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Woodward completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and then went on to complete a 3-year fellowship in Gastroenterology from the same institution. Dr. Woodward has a special interest in advanced inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disease, small bowel pathology and double balloon enteroscopy. Prior to joining the Oregon clinic, Dr. Woodward has conducted research in exploring gender disparities in the practice of medicine, work up of GI bleeding and various topics in inflammatory bowel disease. Her work has been presented at various national scientific meetings and published in multiple medical journals. 

In her spare time, Dr. Woodward enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling, exploring the Portland dining scene and most of all spending time with her husband and labradoodle puppy. Dr. Woodward is a member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Northwest Chapter Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Woodward will speak on Disease Basics.






This program is supported by educational grants and by exhibit fees.

Please note that funders have no influence on program content.

Return to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Northwest home page. 

Take Steps for Cures in 2018TS Team Portland Gastroenterology
Sunday, May 20, 2018

When you join the Take Steps community, you help support mission-critical research and patient education programs for the 1.6 million patients plus their families. Take Steps offers a family-friendly festival for patients and families to celebrate their dedication to finding cures. We hope to see you at the Portland Take Steps walk in 2018.  Register, and be a part of the fight for cures!

Portland - Sunday, May 20; northwest@crohnscolitisfoundation.org


Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Shiley Hall
5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203

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