Educational Program on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Interactive event for patients and caregivers

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 7, 2012

Location: Kachmann Auditorium on the campus of Lutheran Hospital

Phone: 317.249.8071

Email: jbender@ccfa.org

Event Description

February 28, 2012 Updated Feb 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM EST

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America invites patients, families and caregivers to Treatment Options in IBD: Options to Consider. This educational program is intended for patients, families and caregivers living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Consisting of a live and interactive presentation by Kert Zijlstra, MD, a gastroenterologist with the Lutheran Medical Group, as well as a question-and-answer session, the program will be held at the Kachmann Auditorium on the campus of Lutheran Hospital on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Register today at http://online.ccfa.org/fw_treatment or by calling the foundation office at 317.259.8071.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic digestive disorders of the intestines. These illnesses are collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBD, because many of their symptoms and complications are similar. It is estimated that some 1.4 million Americans suffer from IBD, with approximately 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

Topics of discussion will include:
 Similarities and differences between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
 Risk and benefits of medication, surgery, and integrative treatments in IBD
 Impact of treatment adherence on disease management and quality of life
 Talking with your health care team about your treatment plan
This educational program is being provided by an educational grant from Janssen, with no-cost to attendees. For more information, contact Jo Bender at jbender@ccfa.org or 317.249.8071.

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