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June 3, 2018

Washington, DC
Renaissance Ballroom
Renaissance Washington, DC

This program is not affiliated with Digestive Disease Week®

Is Timing Everything?

Making Vaccination-Related Preventive Care Decisions Early in IBD

Infections are the most common significant adverse event among immunosuppressed patients with IBD. Even though the risk of serious infection increases with the number of immunosuppressive therapies, many infections are preventable with routine preventive immunizations. Many patients rely on their gastroenterologists for their routine immunization, therefore clinicians should be educated about the importance of routine and timely vaccination for all IBD patients. The goal of this CME activity is to provide clinicians with expert guidance on the ACG recommendations and guidelines pertaining to the need of vaccination in IBD patients, and how to implement these strategies for optimal clinical outcomes.

Join us for Is Timing Everything? Making Vaccination-Related Preventive Care Decisions Early in IBD on June 3, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Renaissance Washington, DC.

Registration is Complimentary!

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

      • Evaluate evidence-based best practices for the need of vaccination against various opportunistic infections in patients with IBD
      • Interpret American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) clinical guidelines pertaining to identification, safety and appropriate timing of vaccinations in IBD patients
      • Implement the rational and timely use of vaccination in IBD patients receiving immunomodulators or biologics


Scientific Agenda

6:00 PM

Registration and Dinner

6:30 PM

Welcome, Pre-activity Learner Survey via Audience Response System (ARS)
Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG

6:35 PM

Health Maintenance Recommendations in IBD: Putting Vaccination in the Spotlight!
Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, AGAF

6:55 PM

Live and Inactivated Vaccine Recommendations in IBD: Are Outcomes Time-dependent?
Gil Y. Melmed, MD

7:15 PM

Case #1: Bridging the Art and Science of Preventive Care Needs in IBD
Sunanda V. Kane, MD

7:40 PM

Case #2: Bridging the Art and Science of Preventive Care Needs in IBD
Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG

8:05 PM

Future Challenges and Opportunities to Advance Clinical Outcomes in IBD
Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG

8:20 PM

Closing Remarks, a Recap of Key Messages, and Post-activity Learner Survey via ARS
Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG

8:30 PM




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Who Should Attend

This CME symposium is intended for gastroenterologists, internists, gastroenterology nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).



Registration is Complimentary!

Registration for this CME activity is limited to clinicians in practice. For all other professionals, we will be taking stand-by seating onsite based upon seating availability.

Available seating will be based on room capacity. Seating is limited and pre-registration does not guarantee admission, as the room may be overbooked. Early arrival is recommended and seating for clinicians will be first-come first-serve until capacity is met. All other professionals standing by will be seated upon availability.

Clinicians and stand-by professionals must have their DDW badge for entrance.

How To Register: You may register online at or by calling Imedex at (800) 233 0957 (international callers please call +1 (678) 242 0906).  For assistance, please contact Registration confirmations will be issued before the meeting.

Registration Fee Inclusions: Registration includes admittance to all scientific sessions, activity materials, processing of certificates of participation or continuing education credit, and all event functions as specified in the agenda.

Imedex does not accept responsibility for covering travel, accommodation or any other costs incurred by registrants in the rare event that this meeting should be canceled for any reason. Every effort will be made to give reasonable notice in the event of cancellation. The event agenda is subject to change without notice.


CME Information

Imedex®, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Imedex®, LLC designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Conference Location Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

The Registration and Information Desk will be staffed:
Sunday, June 3, 2018.................... 6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Supported by an educational grant from Pfizer.



11675 Rainwater Drive, Suite 600
Alpharetta, GA 30009, USA
Tel.: +1 (770) 751 7332
Fax: +1 (770) 751 7334

For registration inquiries:
Tel.: +1 (800) 233 0957
Direct: +1 (678) 242 0906
Fax: +1 (678) 242-0870