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The PIANO study is proud to sponsor the first global consensus conference and international guideline statement in pregnancy and IBD. Over the course of a year, an international team of gastroenterologists, surgeons, maternal fetal medicine specialists, PhDs and patient advocates will prepare evidence-based recommendations surrounding all aspects of pregnancy in women with IBD: from fertility, to pregnancy and delivery, to infant outcomes.

We will use a vigorous process (GRADE) to ensure the accuracy and clinical importance of all recommendations. Ultimately, we hope that the global expertise and perspective that goes into these international guidelines will improve the lives of women with IBD and their children around the world. We thank our global team of investigators for their commitment to this effort. Please continue to check this page for updates and results from the Consensus Conference.

Uma Mahadevan MD
PIANO Principal Investigator
Chair, Consensus Conference
Millie Long MD, MPH
PIANO Co-Investigator
GRADE Lead, Consensus Conference

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Conference Participants
Uma Mahadevan
USA - Chair
Millie Long
USA - GRADE
Edward Barnes
USA - GRADE


 
  Asia
 
  Africa
Siew Ng
Hong Kong
Shu-chen Wei
Taiwan
Gillian Watermeyer
South Africa
Leolin Katsidzira
Zimbabwe
Rupa Banerjee
India
Iris Dotan
Israel
Wafaa Badre
Morocco
Ryota Hokari
Japan
Nahla Ali Azzam
Saudi Arabia

 
  Australia
 
  Europe
Emma Flanagan
Australia
Astrid Williams
Australia
Mette Julsgaard
Denmark
Joanna Torres
Portugal
Sally Bell
Australia
Richard Gearry
New Zealand
Marc Ferrante
Belgium
Maria Chaparro
Spain
Susan Connor
Australia
Dana Duricova
Czech Republic
Christian Selinger
United Kingdom

 
  North America
 
  South America
Cynthia Seow
Canada
Marla Dubinsky
USA
Jesus Yamamoto-
Furusho

Mexico
Patricio Ibanez
Chile
Vivian Huang
Canada
Sonia Friedman
USA
Alicia Sambuelli
Argentina
Fabian Juliao
Colombia
Maria Abreu
USA
Sunanda Kane
USA
Cyrla Zaltman
Brazil


 
  Multidisciplinary Consultants
 
  Patient Ambassadors
Phil Anderson
Lactation PharmD
San Diego, CA
Susan Fisher
Placental Physiologist
San Francisco, CA
Heng Chun Lin
Taiwan
Anne Brosbøl Ravnborg
Denmark
Tina Chambers
Teratologist
San Diego, CA
Chris Robinson
Maternal Fetal Medicine
South Carolina
Lindsay Rous
Canada
Josefina Mendez
Chile
Emily Finlayson
Colorectal Surgeon
San Francisco, CA
Stefanie Palioudis
Australia
Triza Mwaura
Kenya
Natalie Hayden
USA