Are you newly diagnosed or experiencing new symptoms or treatment? Want insights from someone who’s been down the same path?
Power of Two is a Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America support program that connects people facing challenges brought on by living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Individuals seeking help are matched with a peer mentor who has experienced similar medical and personal concerns. Power of Two peer mentors are trained to support participants through two phone, email, or video chat exchanges.
The program is open to people with Crohn’s or colitis and those with children, family members, or other loved ones with these diseases. Anyone over the age of 10 can apply to be a mentor to provide insights into living with Crohn’s and colitis. (Individuals under the age of 18 will need parental/guardian consent.)
Whether you are seeking support or are willing to help others as a peer mentor, please contact Laura Marcelletti at (619) 497-1300 option 9 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend a Crohn’s and Colitis Education Program:
La Jolla Patient Education Workshop
April 12, 2014, 9:00 am
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
9420 Athena Circle, University of California - San Diego, Science Research Park, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
San Diego Patient Education Symposium
September 6, 2014
More information to come...
Past Program Slides
San Diego Patient & Family Symposium 2012:
Extraintestinal Manifestations of IBD, Presented by Hyun Kim, M.D.; Slides Available Here
Traveling with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Presented by Suresh Pola, M.D.; Slides Available Here
Genes, Genes, Everywhere! The key to a cure for IBD, Presented by Dermot McGovern MD, PhD, FRCP; Slides Available Here
Surgical Strategies in the Treatment of IBD, Presented by Gail C. Salganick-Erfani, M.D.; Slides Available Here
Understanding IBD Medications, Presented by Michael Docherty, M.D.; Slides Available Here
Nutrition & IBD 2012: Choices for Kids & Adults Program Slides Available Here
Treatment Approaches in IBD 2012: Options to Consider Program Slides Available Here