Accreditation

This activity is being planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Boston University School of Medicine and the Pediatric IBD Foundation, Inc. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Underwriting (in alphabetical order)

Abbott Laboratories
Janssen Biotech, subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson
Prometheus, division of Nestlé Health Science
Salix Pharmaceuticals
Shire
The Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation

 

Instruction

The online interactive self-paced training is for health care professionals. Six courses are currently in development. They and a library of complementary resources will go live over the course of 2012 in a secure, specially designed learning management system accessible 24/7/365 worldwide. Registration is required to take the courses but registration and training are free of cost.

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Courses (in alphabetical order)

Diseases that mimic IBD
Indications for and safety of biologics in treating IBD
Making sense of the microbiome
Management of retardation of growth and sexual maturation
Nutrition as therapy for IBD
Use of biologic markers in diagnosing and treating IBD

 

Faculty (in alphabetical order)

Robert N. Baldassano, MD — Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Keith J. Benkov, MD — Mount Sinai Medical Center
Stanley A. Cohen, MD — Children's Healthcare of Atlanta At Scottish Rite
George D. Ferry, MD — Texas Children's Hospital
Benjamin D. Gold, MD — Children's Healthcare of Atlanta At Scottish Rite
Neera Gupta, MD, MAS — UC San Francisco Children's Hospital
Melvin B. Heyman, MD, MPH — UC San Francisco Children's Hospital
Jeannie S. Huang, MD, MPH — UC San Diego Medical Center
Mark J. Integlia, MD — Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
Barbara S. Kirschner, MD — University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital
Joel E. Lavine, MD, PhD — NY-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Laurel Prestridge, MD — Boys Town National Research Hospital
Ruben E. Quiros, MD — University of Nebraska Medical Center
Jennifer A. Strople, MD — Children's Memorial Hospital Chicago
Harland S. Winter, MD — MassGeneral Hospital for Children
David Ziring, MD — UC Los Angeles Mattel Children's Hospital

Pediatric IBD Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization