Bugs, Drugs, Shrugs and Hugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2017

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St. Mark's Hospital

Watford Road



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The IBD team at St Mark’s Hospital welcomes you to this meeting on the multidisciplinary management of IBD. The meeting is designed to demonstrate the importance of multidisciplinary work in IBD and its association with good outcomes for patients.

The day will include a series of difficult cases which will be dealt with in a simulated multidisciplinary meeting. Not forgetting the psychological impact of IBD, the meeting will end with an excellent overview on managing the mental well-being of patients.

This study day has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 4 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).

Target audience: all those involved in the multidisciplinary care of IBD patients, consultant and trainee gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons, IBD specialist nurses, dietitians.

Learning style: lectures and case discussions.

Learning objectives:

The course is designed to

  • Explore the role of the microbiota in the cause and management of IBD (BUGS)
  • Demonstrate how to optimise medical therapy (both conventional and biologic therapies) for IBD (DRUGS)
  • Inform how best to deal with treatment uncertainties and engage in shared decision making (SHRUGS)
  • Demonstrate how to address the psychological burden of IBD (HUGS)