October 20, 2011

Macon Patient Education Program-November 30, 2011

Educational Program on Treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

An interactive event for patients, families, and caregivers in Macon, GA on November 30, 2011.

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America invites patients, families, and caregivers living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to the educational program Treatment Approaches in IBD: Options to Consider. Consisting of a live and interactive presentation by Dr. Shahriar Sedghi as well as a question-and-answer session, the program will be held in the auditorium in the West Tower at the Medical Center of Central Georgia on November 30, 2011 at 7 PM.

Register today at http://online.ccfa.org/site/Calendar?id=115841&view=Detail or call Mary Ball, Regional Education and Support Manager at 404-982-0616.

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 1.4 million Americans suffer from IBD, with approximately 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

This program will address the following topics:

· Similarities and differences between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
· Risks 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 supported by an educational grant from Janssen Biotech, Inc.


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