The Past, Present, and Future of IBD
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 IBD - Past, Present & Future

6:00 PM - Welcome

6:15 PM - IBD Past 

John S. Hanson, MD, AGAF - Atrium Health

6:45 PM - IBD Present  

Erin Forster, MD, MPH - MUSC

7:15 PM - IBD Future  

Richard Bloomfeld, MD - Wake Forest Baptist Health 

7:45 PM - Question & Answer











John Hanson, MD

Artium Health - Charlotte, NC


Dr. Hanson has been in practice in Charlotte for 36 years. He is currently the Specialty Medical Director for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Atrium Health. He has been a physician member of Crohn's & Colitis Foundation for many years and has served on the board of the Carolinas chapter. He has been a long-standing member of the chapter medical advisory committee. He has also served on the Foundation's  national Patient Advisory committee.

Dr. Hanson has also been a principal investigator in many IBD clinical trials over the past 25 years and is a member of the Foundation's Clinical Research Alliance. 


Erin Forster, MD, MPH

MUSC - Charleston, SC

A native Floridian, Dr. Erin Forster moved to Washington, D.C. for her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University in the school of Foreign Service. She spent the next 10 years in Miami, FL at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital for medical school, residency, and fellowship in Gastroenterology, while also completing a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University with a focus on Nutrition. During this time, she also traveled to rural areas in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Tanzania for medical mission work.

With a solid foundation in gastroenterology, Dr. Forster then completed a fourth year fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy at Geisinger Medical Center in north-central Pensylvania. She gained additional exposure to IBD, both at the Crohn's and Colitis Center under the mentorship of Dr. Maria Abreu and at the Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Bo Shen (in advanced endoscopic management of IBD).

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Richard Bloomfeld, MD

Wake Forest - Winston Salem, NC


Dr. Bloomfeld graduated from Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine and completed Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at Duke University Medical Center. Since training, he has been on the faculty at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and is currently a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program. He has been honored to help take care of people with IBD for 20 years.









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Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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