On Thursday, April 18, 2024 ImproveCareNow is hosting our Spring Live Online Community Conference (LOCC). Sessions will run from 9:30 AM ET (8:30 AM CT, 7:30 AM MT, 6:30 AM PT) to 6:00 PM ET. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us for this interactive, online event and we are proud to be able to offer FREE registration for all patients and parents/caregivers. 

LOCC registrants receive 60-day access to all session recordings

Your LOCC registration gives you the option to attend LOCC sessions live on April 18 and 60-days to access session recordings so you can go back and watch later when it is convenient for you. Please note that in order to qualify for available continuing education credits attendees must be present online during live sessions.

The LOCC agenda is posted

You can download the #ICNCC24S agenda to review all our sessions and make your plan to join us! If you're looking specifically for sessions that are co-produced and led by ICN patients and parents/caregivers here is a list of sessions and breakouts they are engaged in:

💙 Ignite Talk 🔥 by Caitlyn Morris

💚 Building a Pediatric IBD Support Group Program: Learning from Patient and Parent Perspectives

💙 Patient-Centered Care: Empowering Appointment Preparation and Navigation

💚 Assessing Mucosal Healing with Regular Stool Calprotectin Levels

💙 Shared Decision-Making in Pediatric IBD: Opportunities to Collaborate and Co-Produce Care

💚 Mental Health, PTSD, and Impacts on Care

💙 Building Confidence and a Sense of Belonging Through Camp Oasis Participation (Engagement Plenary)

Annual ICN Live Online Community Conferences are an opportunity for anyone who may be interested - patients, parents/caregivers, clinicians, researchers, collaborators, improvers, friends - to join us for a convenient virtual meeting format. Leveraging the collaborative power of our Learning Health Community, we come together to explore important and timely IBD topics, to raise awareness of the IBD lived experience, share new information and best practices, ask questions and move forward together to advance our mission of transforming health, care and costs for all children and adolescents with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

As you consider what you're most excited to learn, and think about the LOCC insights you want to discuss and share with others in the IBD community, please consider connecting with us on social media: @ImproveCareNow on X/Twitter, Instagram & Facebook so you can join and continue the conversation no matter where you are!

Our Spring 2024 Live Online Community Conference hashtag - #ICNCC24S - was created via Symplur and the Healthcare Hashtag Project, which is aimed at connecting the dots in healthcare social media. By including #ICNCC24S in posts and tweets from and about the LOCC we can generate and share learning and ideas, make connections with our colleagues and community, and spread awareness of ImproveCareNow and IBD 💚💙

ImproveCareNow is made up of more than 100 care centers and has a presence on three continents, with 90% of the highest ranked pediatric gastroenterology programs in the U.S., including many U.S. News and World Reports 2023/2024 Honor Roll Children’s Hospitals as members. With 950 pediatric gastroenterologists and 30,000 IBD patients, ImproveCareNow reaches approximately 55% of IBD patients in the U.S. cared for by pediatric gastroenterologists. ImproveCareNow Community Conferences present the ideal opportunity to engage with these committed healthcare providers, patients and parents, and to learn about recent results in our research and improvement efforts.
If you would like to support ImproveCareNow and these efforts, please download our Spring 2024 Live Online Community Conference Supporter & Exhibitor Prospectus.
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💚 Join the Patient Advisory Council (patients with IBD who are 14+)
💙 Join the Parent/Family Advisory Council (parents/caregivers of young people with IBD)
💚 Participate in our Current Research Opportunities (subject to eligibility)
💙 Support our work with a tax-deductible general donation or donation to the Richard B. Colletti Family Fund
💚 Subscribe to blog updates to stay #InTheLOOP with our IBD stories
💙 Download, use & share our free, co-produced IBD resources
💚 Connect with our welcoming & supportive pediatric IBD community and receive IBD resources, community stories, and ICN updates & opportunities

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