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Atlantic Health System’s Dr. Joel Rosh: How Trends in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Impact Pediatric Patients

April 15, 2019

Applying the Latest Discoveries to Local Patients

This past February, Joel Rosh, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center, moderated a session at the second annual Crohn’s and Colitis Congress® in Las Vegas called “Trends in IBD Care: How to Incorporate Emerging Models,” which featured the latest research on these diseases and how that research can be used to improve patient care.

“When we think about models of care for our IBD patients, we think about models that will incorporate the whole patient and deliver a holistic approach to the entire patient and not just drug therapy,” Dr. Rosh said during a videotaped preview of the session. “But also, with all the tools that we have today, how we incorporate big data, apps, everything that’s out there in the world, can change patient care for the better.”

The session included topics such as how clinical trial data can be applied to help real-life patients, including assessing which patients might be good candidates for clinical trials; how to best predict which patients are going to thrive with treatment; how to determine which patients are likely to require time-intensive treatment in the emergency room; and how to make personalized therapy a reality.

The Crohn’s and Colitis Congress® is a Partnership of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and the American Gastroenterological Association. It featured presentations on cutting-edge research and new technologies that physicians can apply in their practices and aimed to have attendees build networks and share solutions with thought leaders in the field.

Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center treats children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. With more than 700 patients, the center is the largest of its kind in the tristate area. It offers patients an array of diagnostic tools and cutting-edge therapies provided by a multidisciplinary team utilizing experts in medicine, surgery, nutrition and psychological support services.