Southwest Chapter Patient Education Programs



February 11, 2014

April 22, 2014 “Nutrition and IBD” in Las Vegas, Nevada

With no proven IBD diet, patients and their caregivers do their own research and experimentation to make decisions around nutrition. This program is presented by a registered dietician. Topics include the role of nutrition with both an adult and pediatric focus; an overview of diets used by IBD patients; how to eat well with IBD, including diet, nutrition, and supplements; tools and nutritional resources; and a question-and-answer session with a Registered Dietician.

 

April 28, 2014 “Nursing Perspectives in IBD” in Phoenix, Arizona (a CNE event)

This CNE activity is designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses involved in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Given the rise of IBD cases, the chronic nature of the disease and new therapies being developed at a rapid pace, this program will help nurses at all levels and in all areas of practice get up-to-date on the latest advances in therapies and management strategies to improve patient care for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

 

APPY ONLINE TODAY! August 3-8, 2014 Camp Oasis at Red Feathers Lake, Colorado

Camp Oasis offers children and teenagers living with IBD the opportunity to interact—often for the first time—with others in their age group who live with these chronic diseases.  Youth learn how to live independently.  This skill and the self-esteem it fosters is carried with them as they return to their families and communities.  Each site is staffed with a team of doctors, nurses and mental health specialists as well as trained counselors, many of whom have IBD themselves.

 

August 2014 “Treatments and IBD” in Albuquerque, New Mexico

With no proven IBD diet, patients and their caregivers do their own research and experimentation to make decisions around nutrition. This program is presented by a registered dietician. Topics include the role of nutrition with both an adult and pediatric focus; an overview of diets used by IBD patients; how to eat well with IBD, including diet, nutrition, and supplements; tools and nutritional resources; and a question-and-answer session with a Registered Dietician. 

 

August 2014 “Nutrition and IBD” in Tucson, Arizona

With no proven IBD diet, patients and their caregivers do their own research and experimentation to make decisions around nutrition. This program is presented by a registered dietician. Topics include the role of nutrition with both an adult and pediatric focus; an overview of diets used by IBD patients; how to eat well with IBD, including diet, nutrition, and supplements; tools and nutritional resources; and a question-and-answer session with a Registered Dietician.

 

December 2014 “Decision Making in IBD” in Las Vegas, Nevada

Decision Making in IBD will outline risks and benefits of various therapies for IBD and provide guidance on how to make informed decisions about treatment with the healthcare team.


Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 80 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends going to mission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance (give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org).