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IBD Research Symposium held on Oct. 14 after 2-year hiatus

Penn State College of Medicine hosted the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Research Symposium on Oct. 14 at the Hershey Lodge for the first time since 2019.

This event had been cancelled over the past 2 years due to previous restrictions placed on in-person conferences related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The IBD Research Symposium is designed to highlight leading-edge research related to better understanding the causes, effects and management of IBD, including work being undertaken across Penn State.

The symposium was highlighted by presentations provided by the keynote speaker, Dr. Sean Colgan, professor of medicine and gastroenterology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and invited speaker Dr. Ravinder Gill, associate professor of medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Colgan and Gill are internationally recognized for their IBD-related research work.

Several investigators associated with the Carlino Family IBD Center hosted and/or presented research at this event, including members of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Division members who presented at the symposium included division chief Dr. Kofi Clarke, Dr. Matthew Coates, Prashant Nighot, PhD, Iryna Pinchuk, PhD, Raz Abdulqadir and Dr. Andrew Tinsley. Dr. Walter Koltun, chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery within the Department of Surgery, and Gregory Yochum, PhD, a member of the Department of Surgery, also hosted and/or presented research at the IBD Research Symposium.

For additional information about the symposium, contact Dr. Coates via email.

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