Endorsement underscores the multidisciplinary approach of the educational program

MALVERN, PA (January 29, 2019) — HMP, a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has endorsed the Interdisciplinary Autoimmune Summit (IAS), taking place April 5-7, 2019 in Chicago.

IAS is the only cross-specialty event of its kind bringing together more than 200 rheumatologists, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, immunologists, internal medicine specialists, and other healthcare professionals annually to collaborate on optimal treatment strategies for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs). The three-day educational program is spearheaded by nationally recognized thought leaders, including:

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD
Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor of Medicine, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Director, Digestive Health Center

Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE
Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology
Vice Chair of Clinical Research
Director, Psoriasis and Phototherapy Treatment Center, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Case Western Reserve University
RJ Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Theodore F. Classen, DO Chair of Osteopathic Research and Medical Education
Vice Chairman, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases

The Summit offers more than 30 sessions across three specialized tracks, with  a multidisciplinary focus on improving skin, joint, and digestive diseases.

“We are honored to receive the endorsement from the American College of Gastroenterology,” said Randy Robbin, president, NACCME, the medical education subsidiary of HMP. “The endorsement is a reflection of the importance the meeting places not only on gastroenterology education, but on the multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of these diseases. The College’s long-standing leadership in clinical research and clinical excellence makes this endorsement particularly noteworthy.”

Participants of the 2019 meeting will be able to earn up to 15 CME/CPE/CNE credits. To learn more about the meeting, visit iasmeeting.com.

About HMP

HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical—and is a multichannel leader in healthcare events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant360, the year-round, award-winning platform relied upon by healthcare providers across 21 specialties; Psych Congress, the largest independent mental health meeting in the U.S.; EMS World Expo, the world’s largest EMS-dedicated event; and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. For more information, visit hmpglobal.com.

About the American College of Gastroenterology

Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of almost 14,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College's vision is to be the preeminent professional organization that champions the evolving needs of clinicians in the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based and compassionate healthcare to gastroenterology patients. The mission of the College is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention and treatment. Visit gi.org and follow ACG on Twitter@AmCollegeGastro.