Swedish IBD Update

Friday, June 2, 2023
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT
Swedish Cherry Hill Auditorium
500 17th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Hybrid, In-Person and Virtual Attendance
with On-Demand Recording Access

Join us on June 2nd at Swedish Medical Center for the annual IBD Update, a premier conference designed to help providers stay informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Led by experts in the field, this informative event will educate attendees on the latest research, best practices and innovative treatments for IBD. With a focus on improving patient outcomes and quality of life, attendees will leave equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to better manage IBD in their own practice. Don't miss this opportunity to network with colleagues and expand your understanding of IBD care!

This conference is intended for all interested providers in gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, general surgery, internal medicine, and rheumatology, including residents, fellows, nutritionists, pharmacists, and allied health professionals.

View more information about the conference below or click the Register Online button to register for this CME activity. All pre-registrants will receive accredited, on-demand access to the recording for 30 days after the conference. We look forward to your participation for an engaging conference!

The knowledge-base in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is changing very rapidly with new therapeutics and new treatment paradigms being developed at an unprecedented pace. This course will review new and forthcoming medical and surgical therapeutic approaches in IBD and educate providers on pragmatic aspects of IBD care. Participants will experience an exciting line-up of didactic lectures and Q&A sessions designed to provide attendees with the latest knowledge and insights on IBD treatment and care. With topics ranging from cutting-edge therapies like IL-23 inhibitors and JAK inhibition, to the role of traditional agents such as anti-TNF agents, to the latest updates on IBD research and surgery, attendees will leave with a comprehensive understanding of current and emerging IBD treatments. The lectures also cover important related topics such as post-operative prophylaxis, EIM in IBD, and pregnancy in IBD, making this an ideal opportunity for healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge and skills.

For more information on each speaker, visit the Faculty tab. All times are listed in PT.

7:30 a.m.
Grand Rounds: Are We Making Progress in Post-Operative Prophylaxis for Crohn’s Disease
Miguel Regueiro, MD

8:40 a.m.
Introduction and Objectives
Michael Chiorean, MD

8:50 a.m.
IL-23 Inhibitors: The New First Line Therapy for IBD?
Karlee Ausk, MD

9:20 a.m.
JAKpot: JAK Inhibition is the Winning Ticket
Michael Chiorean, MD

9:50 a.m.
Break and Visit with Exhibitors

10:10 a.m.
Trafficking Inhibitors: What’s New?
Lulu Iles-Shih, MD

10:40 a.m.
S1P-Receptor Modulators: Not Just a Fancy New MOA
Alina Wong, MD

11:10 a.m.
Anti-TNF Agents: Do They Still Have a Role in IBD?
Timothy Zisman, MD, MPH

11:40 a.m.
Question and Answer

12:00 p.m.
Break for Lunch and Visit with Exhibitors

1:00 p.m.
EIM in IBD: When to Call the Rheumatologist
Philip Mease, MD

1:30 p.m.
IBD Updates from DDW 2023
Michael Chiorean, MD

2:00 p.m.
Surgical Treatment for Peri-Anal Crohn’s Disease
Amir Bastawrous, MD, MBA

2:30 p.m.
50 Shades of Grey: Intestinal Ultrasound, an Old Technology Getting Hot
Michael Chiorean, MD

3:00 p.m.
Ten Things Patients and Providers Should Know About Pregnancy in IBD
Karlee Ausk, MD

3:30 p.m.
Question and Answer

4:00 p.m.

 By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Understand recent advances in the post-operative management of patients with Crohn’s disease
  • Appraise and implement evidence-based management pathways for patients with IBD
  • Review the evidence on the positioning of various therapeutics for the management of IBD
  • Discuss evidence-based, medical and surgical approach to patients with perianal Crohn’s disease
  • Learn about clinical applications of intestinal ultrasound in IBD
  • Learn essential principles of management surrounding pregnancy in patients with IBD
Accreditation with commendation

Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA category 1 credits™

Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health professionals

Many credentialing bodies, societies and boards accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as an equivalent as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline. If you have any doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, contact your board prior to registering for the course.

Registered nurses

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME for the purpose of recertification.

Nurse practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician assistants

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

Karlee J. Ausk, MD
Associate Director, Swedish IBD Center
Swedish Medical Center

Amir L. Bastawrous, MD, MBA
Colorectal Surgeon
Medical Director, Academics
Swedish Medical Center

Michael V. Chiorean, MD
Swedish Medical Center

Lulu Iles-Shih, MD
Swedish Medical Center

Philip J. Mease, MD
Rheumatologist, Seattle Rheumatology Associates
Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine

Miguel Regueiro, MD
Chair, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
The Pier C. and Renee A. Borra Family Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Professor in the Department of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Alina B. Wong, MD
Swedish Medical Center

Timothy L. Zisman, MD, MPH
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Swedish CME maintains full control of the content of every course we provide. It is our policy to identify and mitigate all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for all planners and faculty members. Each speaker is required to give a balanced, evidence-based presentation that is free of commercial bias.

  • Michael Chiorean, MD, Course Co-Chair
  • Karlee Ausk, MD, Course Co-Chair
  • Bobby Buglione, CME Specialist Sr
Registration fees

Swedish Employee: $50

External MD / DO: $250

External Allied Health Professional: $125

Resident, Fellow, Student: $25

Registration information

Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment.


To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than May 26. Swedish CME reserves the right to cancel or postpone this program if necessary. In the event of cancellation, course fees will be fully refunded. We are not responsible for other costs incurred such as non-refundable airline tickets or hotel penalties.

Special accommodations

If you require specific dietary or physical accommodations, please contact Swedish CME at cme@swedish.org.

Registration fees

Swedish CME is a self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. The fees for this course include all instruction materials, online syllabus and recording access, and a digital certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


This symposium is financially supported in part by the Swedish Foundation and educational grants, in accordance with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. A complete listing of commercial supporters is not available at this time. Appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters at the time of the symposium.