Monday, November 14, 2011

Upcoming FREE Educational Event List- Topic: IBD - Role of Diet , Nutrition & Supplements


I thought this would be a helpful posting for people that are interested in nutrition/diet ect, in regards to their digestive disease. This was taken from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)home page. It lists the upcoming educational event schedule, and the great thing about these events is that they are FREE. Gotta love freebies and not much in life is, especially anything with beneficial value. All the programs/events are supported by grants

So, here's the list of events coming up across the US.

The number one request we receive from patients is for more information on diet and nutrition. We've heard you! We are pleased to announce a new, live CCFA patient education event that will take place in cities around the country. Nutrition & IBD: Choices for Adults and Kids, will answer the questions you have about the role of diet and nutrition in IBD.

Local physicians and dieticians will provide an in-depth overview of nutrition and IBD. Attendees will receive vital information that empowers them to discuss their disease, treatment choices, and nutritional needs with their health care provider. Topics will include:

Diets used by IBD patients
Eating well with IBD: the roles of diet, nutrition, and supplements
Tools and nutritional resources
This event is free, and open to all patients, family members, caregivers, and community members. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Programs:

November 17: Little Rock, Arkansas

November 19: Charlotte, North Carolina

November 30: Norwich, Connecticut

December 12: Columbus, Ohio

January 12: Los Angeles, California

January 25: Tacoma, Washington

This program is supported by educational grants from:

More than 1.4 million Americans are currently living with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). People of all ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds can be diagnosed with IBD. There are many effective treatments available, but it can be difficult to decide on the best approach.

Join other IBD patients and caregivers from your community, representatives from your local CCFA chapter, and a medical expert for Treatment Approaches in IBD: Options to Consider, a presentation and interactive question-and-answer session that will help you sort through treatment strategies. The following topics will be addressed:

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 event is free, and open to all patients, family members, caregivers, and community members. We hope to see you there!

Fall 2011 Schedule:

November 16: New York, New York

November 30: Macon, Georgia

December 5: Downers Grove, Illinois

December 6: Towson, Maryland

December 10: Dallas, Texas

This program is supported by an educational grant from:

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