April 10, 2018

The Sherman Prize, Rewarding Excellence in Crohn’s and Colitis, Announces 2018 Awards to be Presented at Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Conference in December

Sherman Prize Nomination Deadline Extended to April 25 –


NAPLES, Florida, April 10, 2018 – The Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation today announced that the 2018 Sherman Prize Awards will be presented live at a major IBD conference in December. The Foundation has accepted an invitation from HMP, a leading healthcare event and education company, to present the awards on December 13 at HMP’s Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (AIBD) conference in Orlando, Florida.

“We are very pleased to present this year’s awards in front of such a broad cross-section of the IBD community,” said Bruce Sherman. “It is a great opportunity for these IBD professionals to hear about pioneering research and how their peers are personally making a difference in their patients’ lives. We believe that by consistently elevating great work, we are creating a ripple effect that encourages future advances in the field and the science that could lead to a cure.”

Additionally, the Foundation announced that the nomination deadline for the 2018 Sherman Prize has been extended to April 25. The new nomination deadline provides the IBD community with ten more days to nominate colleagues who have made exceptional and pioneering contributions in the fight to overcome Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Nominations may be submitted online at ShermanPrize.org.

About the Sherman Prize

Created in 2016, the Sherman Prize recognizes and rewards IBD professionals who are advancing patient care, medical research, public service and education on behalf of the more than three million Americans living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Two Sherman Prizes of $100,000 each are awarded annually to individuals who have made a significant and enduring impact in addressing the challenges of IBD. A $25,000 Sherman Emerging Leader Prize is awarded to an individual who demonstrates high potential. All prize recipients are featured in short videos that are designed to recognize their accomplishments and inspire others by highlighting groundbreaking work. These stories of achievement are featured on the new Sherman Prize website, in support of the mission to create a ripple effect of inspiration in the IBD community.

Candidates for the Sherman Prize can be nominated by colleagues, peers, educators, advocates — anyone who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications. Self-nominations are not accepted. Individuals who were nominated in prior years can be nominated again — submissions should include new, up-to-date information on the candidate’s achievements. To learn more about the nomination process, please visit www.ShermanPrize.org.

About AIBD

AIBD is a three-day, multi-track, scientific conference that attracts more than 2,000 clinicians, including adult and pediatric gastroenterologists, internists, surgeons, nurse practitioners, and other allied healthcare professionals. The 17th meeting will take place December 13-15, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. To learn more about AIBD, visit advancesinibd.com.

Media Contact: Shannon Richardson, 202-997-1982, srichardsonllcva@gmail.com