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Whether you are a gastroenterologist or allied health professional treating patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Advances in IBD is the most important meeting you will attend all year. Our agenda is focused on providing the most practical and evidence-based education available to help you improve the lives of your patients suffering from IBD.
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Bo Shen, MD

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. Shen is the Ed and Joey Story Endowed Chair, Professor of Medicine of Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Section Head of IBD, and Medical Director of Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and Director of IBD Fellowship, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Shen is specialized in medical and endoscopic management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), colorectal surgery-associated complications, pouchitis, and ileal pouch disorders. He established the subspecialty Pouchitis Clinic (now the Center for Ileal Pouch disorders) at the Cleveland Clinic in 2002, the first and the largest of its kind in the world. He is also credited for the establishment of the first endoscopy unit specialized in the treatment of IBD and colorectal surgery complications (the Cleveland Clinic Interventional IBD [i-IBD] Unit) in the world. He also established the first Interventional IBD Fellowship in the US for the training of PGY7-PGY8 GI fellows. Dr. Shen has conducted numerous clinical and translational research projects in IBD, endoscopy, and pouch disorders. Dr. Shen’s research has been funded by the grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), Broad Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), American Society of Colorectal Surgeons, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and philanthropic funds. He lectures extensively in the US and more than 15 countries. He has published more than 420 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals, including Science, Nat Immunol, PNAS, Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol, Gastroenterology, Gut, Am J Gastroenterol, Cancer, Blood, Endoscopy, Inflamm Bowel Dis, J Crohns Colitis, Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, Gastrointest Endosc, Br J Surg and Ann Surg. He is a contributor for UpToDate®. He edited or co-edited 4 textbook/reference books in IBD, pouch disorders and interventional IBD. In addition, he published more than 370 meeting abstracts and dozens of book chapters. He has been visiting professor/guest professor in 40 leading academic institutions in the US, Canada, China, India, Brazil, Serbia, and Israel. Dr. Shen is a scientific reviewer for more than 40 professional journals. He is also a grant reviewer for the NIH, ACG, CCFA and Broad Foundation. Dr. Shen serves in editorial boards in more than 10 of professional journals and has also served in advisory board for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Shen has held the Fellowship in ACG, AGA, and ASGE (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy). He has several committee assignments from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, ACG, ASGE, AGA, and CCFA. Dr. Shen has won multiple awards, including The Ed and Joey Story Endowed Chair, the Physician of the Year Award and Senior Fellow Teacher of the Year Award from Department of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, the Cleveland Clinic, Physician/Physician Assistant Team of Year Award of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and the Premier Physician of Year Award from CCFA Northeast Ohio Chapter. He has been the primary research mentor for more than 100 medical students, medical residents, GI fellows, IBD fellows, junior faculty, and oversea scholars.