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: Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Check in opens at 8:15 AM
Program runs 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM.
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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Crohn's disease or
ulcerative colitis patients, relatives, friends,
professionals & interested parties.
This program is
not accredited for continuing education credits.
Why Should You Attend?
To learn more about these diseases and how to manage them
people in your community who are affected by IBD.
Tickets: Before Friday, April 27, 2018: $10 registration fee (includes lunch); Free (without lunch)
registration at the event. Day-of registration will only be accepted if room is available. Lunch is not guaranteed for day-of registrants.
Please register early for the event. If you are no longer able to attend,
please contact us to cancel your reservation.
If this fee presents a burden to your
family, please contact Kathleen Waite.
Parking: Parking cost will be
covered on the Seattle U campus for our event attendees. Please park in the
Broadway Garage off of Broadway just across the street from Swedish Hospital.
Google Maps directions.
**A parking pass will be emailed to registrants the week of the event. We will
have extras at the check-in table.**
Handicap parking and drop
off is available in the parking lot at Marion St & 12th Ave. Please note
that street parking is metered and limited to 2 hours.
Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018. Registration will also be available at the
event starting at 8:15 AM.
Questions? Contact Kathleen
Waite, Education Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free
9:00-9:20 AM - Welcome & Purpose of the Day
9:20-9:30 AM - Break
9:30-10:20 AM - Breakout Session 1 (select one to attend)
- Biologics & New Medications - Jason Harper, MD
- IBD 101 - William Holderman, MD
- IBD & Women's Health - Karlee Ausk, MD
10:20-10:30 AM - Break
10:30-11:20 AM - Breakout Session 2 (select one to attend)
- Dietary Therapy - Diane Javelli, RD
- Managing Stress Through Mindful Awareness - Allison Fine, MSW, LICSW
- Future Directions in IBD: Treatments & Approaches - James Lord, MD, PhD
11:20 AM-12:00 PM - Patient Panel: "What I Know Now That I Wish I'd Known Then" - moderated by Michael Chiorean, MD
12:00-12:45 PM - Lunch Break
12:45-1:35 PM - Breakout Session 3
Ask the Expert: Q&A
Small Breakouts - Each professional will be in a separate room answering questions submitted by the audience during registration and at the event. Content discussed will be determined by the questions you submit.
- Medical Treatments - Elisa Boden, MD
- Medical Treatments - Jason Harper, MD
- Surgical Treatments - Mukta Krane, MD
- Research - James Lord, MD, PhD
- Mental Health - Carin Cunningham, PhD
- Pediatric GI - Ghassan Wahbeh, MD
- Diet & Nutrition - Diane Javelli, RD
- Integrative Medicine - Trina Seligman, ND, LAc
- Access for Treatment - Betty White, MN, ARNP & Lindsay Masters, RN
1:35-1:45 PM - Break
1:45-2:30 PM - Breakout Session 4
Meet the IBD Community
Small group discussions will give you the opportunity to meet other people living with these diseases.
We will not have printouts of slides at the event; you may print them at home and bring to take notes during the presentation, or bring a device. There will be guest wifi, though we recommend downloading the files in advance. These slides are posted for personal educational use only. They may not be used or shared without the presenter's permission. Files will take a moment to load.
Michael Chiorean, MD - Virginia Mason - Dr. Michael Chiorean is the Director of the Inflammatory
Bowel Disease Center of Excellence within the Digestive Disease Institute at
Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Chiorean was Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at Indiana University until he moved to Seattle in August 2012. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association and is also a member of many other professional organizations. He is an invited reviewer for several publications and is the author of several peer-review articles, abstracts and presentations on topics including IBD. His principal research interests include the use of novel technologies in the diagnosis of IBD, colorectal cancer and IBD, and IBD therapy and outcomes.
Dr. Chiorean is the chair of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s local chapter medical advisory committee. Dr. Chiorean helped plan this year's conference and will lead the patient panel.
Karlee J. Ausk, MD - Swedish - Dr. Ausk attended
medical school at the University of Washington, where she also completed
Internal Medicine residency, chief residency, and fellowship in
Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She practices general gastroenterology and
hepatology with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease and
colorectal cancer screening. She believes that healthcare providers have the
privilege of accompanying patients and their families through the often
stressful times brought on by an illness. She strives to guide patients in
making healthcare decisions considering the best evidence available tailored to
their individual story. Dr. Ausk serves on the Crohn's & Colitis
Foundation's Northwest Chapter Medical Advisory Committee and the national
Patient Education Committee. Dr. Ausk will speak about IBD &
Allison Fine, MSW,
LICSW is a private
practice counselor in Seattle who is experienced working with people with
chronic illnesses. Ms. Fine earned her Master of Social Work degree and
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Kansas. She is the founder
and executive director of the Center for Chronic Illness, that provides support
groups and educational events for those living with chronic health challenges. Ms.
Fine will speak about "Managing Stress Through Mindful
Dr. Jason Harper is the
director of the IBD program at UW Harborview. After attending medical school at
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Harper completed
his residency and fellowship at University of Washington. He practiced at
Swedish Gastroenterology until recently. Dr. Harper is a member of the Crohn’s
& Colitis Foundation’s Northwest Chapter Medical Advisory Committee and
Board of Trustees. Dr. Harper will
speak about Biologics & New Medications.
Holderman, MD - Digestive Health Specialists- Dr. William Holderman is a gastroenterologist at
Digestive Health Specialists in Tacoma. He received his undergraduate degree
from the University of California in San Diego. He received his Medical
Doctorate from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in
Chicago, Illinois. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal
Medicine and Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Chicago
Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Holderman completed an Advanced Therapeutic
Endoscopy Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is Board
Certified in Gastroenterology. Dr. Holderman is an Associate of the American
College of Physicians and a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal
Endoscopy, and the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Holderman
served as President and Chief of Staff of Tacoma General Hospital and is a
member of its Medical Executive and Graduate Education Committees. He is past
President and has served on the Board of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Dr. Holderman is a member of Crohn's &
Colitis Foundation's Northwest Chapter Medical Advisory Committee. He is a
member of the Board of the Tacoma Art Museum and serves as the co-chair of the
Collections Committee. Dr. Holderman enjoys tennis, photography and spending
time with his family. Dr. Holderman will speak on IBD 101.
||Diane Javelli, RD, CD - University of Washington - Ms.
Javelli is a Clinical Dietitian at the University of Washington Medical
Center. Working in the outpatient setting for The Digestive Disease
Center and The Center for Esophageal and Gastric Surgery, her duties include
assessing nutritional status and educating patients that have GI diseases or
have undergone GI surgery. She has a special interest in working with
Crohn’s and colitis patients as part of the IBD Center at the University of
Washington Medical Center. In her spare time she is a freelance writer
for various news media and online resources including Livestrong.com. Ms.
Javelli will speak on Dietary Therapy.
|James Lord, MD, PhD - Benaroya Research
Institute, Virginia Mason - James Lord obtained his Sc.B. in biochemistry
at Brown University, and then obtained his M.D. and his Ph.D. in immunology at
the University of Washington, where he also did his residency in internal
medicine and his fellowship in gastroenterology. Over the course of this
training, he developed an interest in how the immune system is regulated in the
gastrointestinal tract, and consequently developed a clinical practice focus on
inflammatory bowel diseases. He now divides his time between the Benaroya
Research Institute, where he runs a translational research lab, and Virginia
Mason Medical Center, where he treats patients with IBD. His research
examines how the intestinal immune system, and particularly regulatory T cells,
become dysregulated in people with IBD. This work has been made possible
through the generous participation of hundreds of IBD patients in a
biorepository program, giving Dr. Lord and his collaborators access to the
blood and tissue samples they need in order to understand what causes
IBD. Dr. Lord serves on the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Northwest
Board of Trustees and Chapter Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Lord will
speak on Future Directions in IBD: Treatments & Approaches.
Program partially supported by exhibit fees from the following companies:
Program partially supported by educational grant from AbbVie
Program partially supported by educational grant from Pfizer
Please note that funders have no influence on program content.
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