Educational program on Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Educational program on Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
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The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter invites patients living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, their families, and caregivers to the 2013 Indiana IBD Education Conference.  Prominent local experts on topics related to management of adult and pediatric Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), will present information and answer questions. The program will take place from 8:30 AM to 12 PM on Saturday, November 16th in the Pharmacy building of Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. The program is free but registration is strongly encouraged. Register today at or by calling 317.259.8071.

"Nearly 30,000 children and adults in Indiana live with IBD," notes Jo Bender, Director of the CCFA Chapter in Indiana. "There is no cure for these diseases.  We are committed to providing patients and those that care for them with the information and support needed to make sure that those suffering from Crohn's and colitis are able to live as healthy and productively as possible."

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic digestive diseases that range in their severity.  Some patients are able to put their disease into remission with the use of pharmaceuticals while many require surgery.  It is estimated that some 1.4 million Americans suffer from IBD, with approximately 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

"Our annual IBD Education Conference is an opportunity for those affected by IBD to come together, listen to the latest information and learn from experts and each other. We welcome all who are interested to register and attend this informative session."

This educational program is supported by AbbVie, Abbvie-Patient Advocate, Janssen and Salix Pharmaceuticals.  For more information, contact Jo Bender at 317.259.8071.