ImproveCareNow is transforming care, health and costs for all children and youth with IBD through continuous improvement, innovation and discovery. Here are some of the events and opportunities happening in ImproveCareNow.

Upcoming events & opportunities:

2018 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 07:45 AM
Aria Hotel, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV


ImproveCareNow proudly endorses the 2018 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress™: A Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Partnership 

A comprehensive and collaborative meeting for IBD professionals. Join your colleagues in the IBD space to hear from leading IBD experts across various disciplines as they answer the most challenging research and clinical questions. With this forward-thinking approach, you learn alongside other IBD professionals to form an all-inclusive care perspective from research through clinical care.

As a pediatric IBD clinician, you will:

  • Learn optimal treatment algorithms for your pediatric IBD patient.
  • Take away practical information you can implement in your practice now.
  • Gain insight into research that’s leading to new pediatric IBD treatments on the horizon.

Register for the 2018 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress™:

Implementing SMART IRB: Role of Lead Study Team and Q&A

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 01:00 PM

Note: We are sharing this opportunity to those in our research community.  It may not apply directly to those in our community who are not currently engaged in a research project seeking to utilize SMART IRB. 

As a reminder to the research community, the NIH Single IRB Policy will go into effect on January 25, 2018. In preparation for this, PCORnet is offering a SMART IRB implementation webinar, to increase utilization of SMART (Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials) IRB for our network trials.

The webinar is geared toward Principal Investigators, Network Managers and Study Coordinators, and will be held on January 23, 1-2PM, EST. Please contact the PMO if would you like to receive a calendar invitation.


PAC Twitter Chat

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 01:00 PM


Please save the date! The Patient Advisory Council (@ICNPatients) will be hosting a Twitter chat on January 24, 2018 @ 1pm EST.

Topic: Surgery and IBD

Participants include: 

Benjamin Gold, MD (@BenjamminGold) Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite-GI Care for Kids

Samir Gadepalli, MD, MBA (@SamirGadepalli) University of Michigan | CS Mott Children's Hospital. 

Follow the PAC on Twitter!




Spring 2018 Community Conference

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX

Fall 2018 Community Conference

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Chicago Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, IL

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