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Gi Health Foundation and GHAPP

IBD APP & Nurse Preceptorship

Elevating Professional Growth and Expertise in IBD Care

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The GI Health Foundation (GiHF) and Gastroenterology and Hepatology Advanced Practice Providers (GHAPP), IBD APP & Nurse Preceptorship program aims to foster professional growth, expand clinical expertise, and promote collaborative practice within the realm of gastrointestinal health. By participating in this program, applicants will have the opportunity to work closely with esteemed colleagues in gastroenterology, gaining valuable insights and practical skills to excel in their careers.

The accredited preceptorship includes two primary phases: foundational training and in-clinic workshops.

Part I: Foundational Training

Selected community-based gastroenterology APPs will begin with a one-day foundational meeting. The foundational session will cover important topics such as new treatments and current guidelines in IBD. The hosts of the preceptorship will present recent updates in IBD, as well as cases for discussion and encourage participants to share their clinical decisions.

Part II: In-Clinic Workshops

The second part of the preceptorship will feature a workshop at the preceptorship host’s clinic. The participants will obtain comprehensive training by shadowing the preceptorship hosts over two days. Following the foundational training, participants will be cycled through the in-clinic workshop in small groups of 1-2 at a time over several months. The workshop will be a hands-on experience with patients to learn best practices from an experienced team of IBD specialists.

Participating Academic Centers

Participating Academic Centers 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Columbia University

Houston Methodist Medical Center 

Indiana University

Johns Hopkins

Northwestern University

Penn Medicine   

University of Miami  

Vanderbilt Health 

Mayo Clinic

Los Angeles, CA

New York, NY

Houston, TX

Indianapolis, IN 

Baltimore, MD

Chicago, IL 

Philadelphia, PA

Miami, FL 

Nashville, TN

Jacksonville, FL

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed for gastroenterology nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses involved in caring for patients with IBD in community practices.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the pathophysiology and current diagnostic strategies for IBD

  • Describe current management options for patients with IBD

  • Discuss the psychosocial impact of IBD and strategies for providing psychosocial support to patients and their families

  • Improve competence in caring for patients with IBD

  • Recognize barriers to optimal IBD treatment

  • Incorporate practical tools to manage access barriers and facilitate timely approval of therapies in IBD

Jointly accredited provider

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Advanced Practice Providers (GHAPP), and the Gi Health Foundation (GIHF). Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 ANCC contact hours, which will include pharmacology credit.


Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 18.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

All individuals in control of the content of continuing education activities provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower (ACHS) are required to disclose to the audience all relevant financial relationships related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. Full disclosure of all relevant financial relationships will be made in writing to the audience prior to the activity. All other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, GHAPP, and the GIHF, who impacted the content of this activity, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 


Learner Assurance Statement

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is committed to mitigating all relevant financial relationships that could arise as a result of individuals who control activity content and who have relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is committed to retaining only those individuals with relevant financial relationships that can be reconciled with the goals and educational integrity of the CE activity.


All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.


Special Requests

The program staff will be glad to assist with any special needs (i.e. physical, dietary, etc.). Please email or submit your request through our contact us section below. 

This activity is jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Advanced Practice Providers, and the Gi Health Foundation.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, Pfizer Inc., and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

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