"We are pleased to have 15 new faculty members join us for the conference this year," said Dr. Richard MacDermott, conference co-chair and Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Albany Medical Center. "They are a great addition to the already outstanding faculty we have in place. In just two and half days, we cover all of the important aspects of basic and advanced care for IBD patients, as well as recent discoveries in cutting edge clinical research."
At AIBD, clinicians will gain practice-changing knowledge, which can be implemented into their practice immediately. Researchers will stay abreast of the vastly changing scientific landscape. Additionally, for the first time ever, the conference's nursing agenda, which empowers nurses and allied healthcare providers to develop best practices in interprofessional IBD patient care, will be certified by the American Academy of CME, Inc, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education.
Approximately 2,400 participants are expected to attend this year's conference, which is endorsed by the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology (NASPGHAN), and the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG). The conference will be organized and certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by Imedex, a global leader in education, and for ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation) contact hours by American Academy of CME, Inc.
About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is the largest non-profit, voluntary, health organization dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). CCFA's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who suffer from these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research; providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public; and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD. For more information visit www.ccfa.org, call 888-694-8872, or email email@example.com.
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