Albuquerque's "You, Me and IBD"

Start Date: September 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Albuquerque's "You, Me and IBD"

a Patient Education Half Day Symposium

Saturday, September 17th, 2016
from 9 am to 12:30 pm
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

9:00-9:15 am - Registration

9:15-9:30 am – Introduction of program and CCFA
Emily Curtis, CCFA Regional Education and Support Manager

9:40-10:30 am -  Breakout Session #1
IBD 101: What Every Patient Needs to Know
Abdo Saad, MD, Prebyterian Hospital
Newly diagnosed or have a family member with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis? Learn about how Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis act and what you can do to manage these chronic illnesses.

Pediatrics and IBD: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Angela Deubel, PA-C and Megan Brown, PA-C, UNM Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are different when you’re a kid. Join UNM pediatric gastroenterology physician assistants to understand what IBD looks like and how you can manage it. (Designed for teens and their parents, but younger children are welcome to attend and be in the room.)

10:40-11:30 pm – Breakout Session #2
Nutrition and IBD: Choices for Adults and Kids
TBD, University of New Mexico Hospital
As we know, there’s no one IBD diet, but there are basic components of nutrition and diet that can help Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis patients feel better. Learn what foods and supplements can help and which ones to avoid.

Patient Panel: Stories from the Trenches
Elena Fisher, RN, New Mexico VA Health Care System, moderator
Want to learn what it’s like to be a patient? Hear the stories of some of our CCFA members as parents and patients dealing with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

11:30-12:30 pm – Ask a Doc panel and refreshments
Have you ever wanted to have your own panel of IBD experts ready to answer your questions? We’ll have our speakers, Dr. Saad, Elena, Megan, Angela, and colo-rectal surgeon, Dr. Sarah Popek ready to answer your questions.



Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110

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