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HMP Global’s Advances in IBD partners with Pan American Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (PANCCO) for Spanish-language clinical symposium

October 19, 2022
Two-hour preconference session features four talks from leading IBD experts.

MALVERN Pa., (October 19, 2022) — HMP Global, the world’s largest omnichannel healthcare events and education company, today announced that its Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (AIBD) is partnering with the Pan American Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (PANCCO) to offer a two-hour, Spanish-language preconference symposium featuring talks from global experts in the field.

The conference, now in its 21st year, will be held December 5-7 at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando. The partnership with PANCCO allows both organizations to promote awareness and provide clinicians with the latest updates in IBD research and patient care.

“The incidence and prevalence of IBD, which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, has increased significantly worldwide, including in Latin American countries,” said Dr. Guillermo Veitia, President-Elect of PANCCO. “Through this partnership with AIBD, we are increasing awareness of IBD, which is essential to diagnose and treat patients with these conditions in a timely manner. By engaging in ongoing education for clinicians, we can significantly impact the quality of life for our patients.”

Symposium presenters for this symposium include:

  • Maria Abreu, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Director, Crohn’s & Colitis Center; professor of medicine, professor of microbiology and immunology; 2019 Sherman Prize Recipient
  • Jean A. Donet, MD, University of California San Francisco; gastroenterologist and IBD specialist; assistant professor of medicine
  • Paulo Kotze, MD, MSc, PhD, Catholic University of Parana; professor of health sciences
  • Mariastella Serrano, MD, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital; Division Chief for pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition
  • Fernando Velayos, MD, Kaiser Permanente Northern California; Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology; Director, Regional Program in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

“We are honored to work with PANCCO to offer a Spanish-language format for this critical symposium,” said Dan Lowrie, President, Oncology, Gastroenterology, and Autoimmune, HMP Education. “AIBD is dedicated to the interests of the entire community of IBD patients. We believe the growth and success of AIBD comes from our dedication to offering a comprehensive scientific agenda that is clinically relevant, scientifically state of the art, and the most effective in addressing the educational needs of our attendees, while always remaining focused on the goal of enhancing the lives of patients with IBD.”

AIBD attracts the nation’s leading minds in the field to share optimal treatment strategies, discuss best practices, and provide real-world takeaways to help attendees improve patient outcomes through education. The meeting is an opportunity for clinical education, comprehensive case studies, new evidence-based approaches in IBD management, and access to leading experts from around the world who are essential to providing optimal treatment strategies for patients with IBD.

Other practice-changing sessions at AIBD 2022 include:

  • Positioning Patients for IBD Therapy in 2023
  • The Mimics of IBD: Challenges in Practice
  • The Evolving IBD Toolbox of Today and Tomorrow
  • Collaborative Care in IBD
  • Everyday Challenges

AIBD welcomes all members in the IBD field, including gastroenterologists, nurses, physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals, to take part in the event. More than 75 leading IBD experts will share 100-plus educational presentations, providing clinicians the tools they need to stay current in the ever-evolving IBD field.

To view the full agenda or to register, visit  



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