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Fifth Annual Pediatric IBD Research Day

REGISTRATION PAGE:  Pediatric IBD Research Day conference registration webpage 


The Fifth Annual Pediatric IBD Research Day will highlight scientific advances and gaps in knowledge in pediatric IBD research. The program will include presentations by nationally and internationally recognized experts, followed by question and answer periods. A wide array of scientific topics will be discussed.

This symposium has been designed for pediatric and adult gastroenterologists, GI fellows, residents, students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, nutritionists, and other health care professionals.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss recent scientific advances in pediatric IBD research
  • Identify gaps in knowledge in pediatric IBD
  • Identify target areas for future pediatric IBD research


Registration & Breakfast
7:00 AM-8:00 AM

Gary Koretzky MD, PhD, & Gerald M. Loughlin, MD, MS
Welcome & Introduction
8:00 AM-8:15 AM

Moderators: Nitsana Spigland, MD and Joseph Levy, MD

Kevin Mollen, MD
Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of IBD
8:15 AM-8:40 AM

Richard Colletti, MD
Quality Measures for Pediatric Patients with IBD and ImproveCareNow
8:40 AM-9:05 AM

Sima Toussi, MD
Surveillance, Diagnosis, Management & Prevention of Infectious Diseases in Pediatric Patients with IBD: Perspectives of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
9:05 AM-9:30 AM

Neera Gupta, MD, MAS
Statural Growth Impairment & Nutritional Status in Pediatric IBD and the Growth Study
9:30 AM- 9:55 AM

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM

Moderators: Virginia Pascual, MD and Steven Schwarz, MD

Iliyan Iliev, PhD
Role of Mycobiota During Immunomodulatory Therapy for IBD
10:15 AM-10:40 AM

Alexio Muise, MD, PhD
Diagnosis & Management of Infantile Onset IBD
10:40 AM-11:05 AM

Jean Molleston, MD
Primary sclerosing cholangitis, autoimmune sclerosing cholangitis, and autoimmune hepatitis in Pediatric IBD: Perspectives of the Pediatric Hepatologist
11:05 AM-11:30 AM

Laurie Fishman, MD
Self-Management in Pediatric Patients with IBD: Strategies, Outcomes, & Integration into Clinical Care
11:30 AM-11:55 AM

11:55 PM – 12:55 PM

Moderators: Oleh Akchurin, MD and Robbyn Sockolow, MD

Grace Gathungu, MD
Transcriptome Analysis of the Adherent-Invasive E. Coli Phenotype in IBD
12:55 PM-1:20 PM

Maria Oliva-Hemker, MD
Complexities & Dilemmas of Diagnosing & Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection in Pediatric IBD
1:20 PM-1:45 PM

Sujit Sheth, MD
Iron Pathobiology in IBD: Perspectives of the Pediatric Hematologist
1:45 PM- 2:10 PM

Anthony Otley, MD
Use of Partial Enteral Nutrition for Treatment of Pediatric Crohn’s Disease
2:10 PM-2:35 PM

2:35 PM – 2:55 PM

Moderators: Katherine Hajjar, MD and Ellen Scherl, MD

Balfour Sartor, MD
Personalized Targeted Therapy to Optimize Microbial Function in IBD
2:55 PM-3:20 PM

John P. Leonard, MD
Lymphoma in IBD: Perspectives of the Adult Oncologist
3:20 PM-3:45 PM

Subra Kugathason, MD
Pediatric Risk Stratification Study (RISK): Predicting a Complicated Course for Children Newly Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease
3:45 PM-4:10 PM

Gerald M. Loughlin, MD, MS & Neera Gupta, MD, MAS
4:10 PM-4:30 PM


Weill Cornell Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Weill Cornell Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


At the conclusion of the program, pre-registered attendees will be mailed a certificate confirmation of credit.



Weill Cornell Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education adheres to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. Faculty members are expected to disclose to participants any discussions of off-label and/or investigational uses of pharmaceutical products within their presentations. 

Jennifer Hollander

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:00am to 4:30pm

Belfer Research Building, 3rd Floor
413 East 69th St., New York, NY 10021

Event Type

Lecture/Seminar, Continuing Medical Education (CME)




Education, Research




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