AIBD History & Family of Brands

Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases is dedicated to the interests of the entire community of IBD patients and is designed to meet the educational needs of all healthcare professionals who treat and manage patients with inflammatory bowel diseases.

We believe the growth and success of Advances in IBD comes from our dedication to offering a comprehensive scientific agenda that is clinically relevant, scientifically state of the art, and the most effective in addressing the educational needs of attendees, while always remaining focused on the goal of enhancing the lives of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases.

Historical Timeline

2002: Imedex launches the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases conference in New York, New York, chaired by Dr. Richard MacDermott.
2003: The conference moves to a new location: Chicago, Illinois.
2004: Dr. Stephen Hanauer joins AIBD as Co-Chair. The conference grows to an attendance of more than 300, with presentations by 24 faculty experts.
2005: AIBD heads for warmer climates, relocating to southern Florida. Under the successful leadership of the esteemed Co-Chairs and developing a world-class program, AIBD continues to grow to record numbers.
2006: For the first time, Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases breaks the 500 attendee ceiling.
2008: In just two short years, AIBD doubles its attendance to more than 1,000.
2014: Fast forward to 2014, and AIBD, having outgrown all of the surrounding venues, relocates to Orlando, Florida. With 64 faculty experts, more than 100 educational presentations, and 296 abstracts, AIBD educates more than 1,900 attendees in its new home.
2016: Once again, Imedex's AIBD conference continues to host a record number of attendees who flock to the conference to network with their colleagues, experience cutting-edge education, and learn state-of-the-art methods for improving patient care.
2018: First-time-ever AIBD attendees join in an inspiring celebration of the Sherman Prize honorees for their outstanding work and dedication in the field of IBD.

2019: Dr. Millie D. Long joins as Co-Chair.

2020: AIBD successfully produced its first virtual event as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2021: AIBD celebrated its 20th Anniversary in a hybrid format, allowing attendees to choose to meet in person or stream the event live.

2022: We were fully back to an in-person event, welcoming 2,000+ HCPs to Orlando!

Regional In-Person & Virtual Events

AIBD Regionals are a series of events designed for clinicians treating patients with IBD. Each meeting offers cutting-edge updates on positioning IBD therapies, real-world patient case examples, and pragmatic approaches to managing patient care. 

NEW APP Institute | IBD Event

The APP Institute | Inflammatory Bowel Disease is uniquely positioned to address the educational needs of APP providers. Over the course of two days attendees will interact with cutting-edge, clinically relevant content designed to expand skills and provide up-to-date essentials to clinical practice for both the experienced and new NPs and PAs.

Official Media Partner

Your official online resource for the latest advancements in IBD and updated meeting coverage.

Media Partner

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Complete Conference Coverage

View the latest conference coverage, faculty interviews and more in the AIBD Newsroom.

HMP Global

HMP Global is the omnichannel market leader in healthcare events, education, and insight — with a mission to improve patient care. For 40 years, the company has built trusted brands including Psych Congress, the premier source for mental health education, and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. HMP Global partners with leading experts around the world to deliver more than 450 annual events, medical strategy and marketing for pharmaceutical and medical device customers through HMP Collective, and pharmaceutical market insight, engaging a global community of healthcare stakeholders that includes nearly 2 million clinicians across 600 medical specialties as well as managed care, behavioral health, senior living, emergency medical, and pharmaceutical commercialization professionals. For more information, visit