The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Telehealth program was established in 2016 by Russell D. Cohen, MD, Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, and David T. Rubin, MD, Co-Director of the Digestive Diseases Center, to open an interactive patient-centered dialogue between the multidisciplinary University of Chicago Medicine IBD team and colleagues around the world. Because UChicago Medicine successfully treats thousands of patients with IBD each year — many with complex disease history or symptomology — we are in a unique position to offer expert insight on effective treatment of these diseases. At the forefront of Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis research, UChicago Medicine IBD also attends several international research conferences annually, presenting and sharing the most up-to-date research findings on inflammatory bowel disease.

IBD Telehealth is a monthly forum where our experts present these evidence-based findings, new options and treatment paradigm shifts to their colleagues. Physicians attending this telehealth conference contribute to the discussion with their own experiences and questions, all in the service of better patient outcomes.

IBD Telehealth Conference Schedule
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. CST

July 2, 2019
with Russell Cohen, MD

August 6, 2019
with Neil Hyman, MD

September 3, 2019
with Atsushi Sakuraba, MD

October 1, 2019
with David T. Rubin, MD

November 5, 2019
with Benjamin Shogan, MD

December 3, 2019
with Joel Pekow, MD

January 7, 2020
with Sushila Dalal, MD

February 4, 2020
with Konstantin Umanskiy, MD

March 3, 2020
with Abraham Dachman, MD — Selected Imaging Cases in IBD

April 7, 2020
with Russell Cohen, MD — Update from ECCO 2020

May 7, 2020
No Telehealth Conference in May | Digestive Disease Week, Chicago

June 2, 2020
with Christopher Weber, MD, PhD — Researching Claudins in IBD Treatment

Interested in attending or want to learn more? Simply complete this form to notify our team. Our telehealth coordinator will follow up promptly. Specific questions? Email:

Frequently Asked Questions

When are the meetings held?

First Tuesday of the month, except in January and July

Are the sessions recorded?

At this time, we do not offer a recorded version of these conferences

How do you protect patient privacy?

No identifying information about patients is shared during these sessions, in compliance with HIPAA laws.

How do I get CME credit?

You must first register to attend the conference, and then the telehealth conference coordinator will assist in setting up your account so you can access CME credit for attending these sessions.

Who can attend these sessions?

These sessions are open to any interested physicians, nurses, student, residents, fellows or allied health professionals interested in learning more about these topics. Our sessions cannot accommodate patient participants at this time. Learn more about IBD patient education opportunities.

Who can I contact to learn more?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Outstanding patient care is at the center of everything we do. Our world-renowned specialists not only continue to push boundaries with their leading-edge research but also integrate the latest therapies into their treatment plans to offer you the most advanced care available.

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