Professional Membership

By becoming a Professional Member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), you will establish yourself as a leader and specialist in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition, you will gain the support and resources that can help you equip your patients with everything they need to take charge of their digestive diseases.

We will also help you keep pace with this fast-growing field through complimentary subscriptions to our research newsletter, Under the Microscope, a monthly description to the IBD Journal, local chapter newsletters, a membership certificate, and special email updates. CCFA Professional Members also receive discounts to the Advances in IBD conference, your trusted, "go-to" conference in the IBD industry!

You can choose from the membership levels below. Join today!

Quarterly literature review
Monthly IBD Journal with iPad access
Access to educational tools on shared decision-making
Discount to "Advances in IBD" Conference*
Unlimited complimentary patient memberships
Under the Microscope patient publication
Online directory listing
ACG & CCFA IBD Circle Online Community
NEW: "IBD Case Teleconference"
Premier Physician: $400
Participating Physician: $300  
Group Physician**: $250 per physician, receive one free nursing/healthcare professional membership (minimum of four join together)  
For physicians or researchers who have graduated in the past seven years. Learn more.
Nursing & Healthcare Professional: $99  
Directory listing only: $65            
Fellow***: Free      

* Physician members who are in the pharmaceutical industry sector are ineligible for the "Advances in IBD" conference discount.
** Available to four or more physicians at same address. Please contact a CCFA membership coordinator at
800-932-2423 option 1 for more information.
*** Fellows who are interested in a one-year complimentary membership, please
contact a CCFA membership coordinator at 800-932-2423 option 1.

Membership Benefit Descriptions

Monthly Subscription to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal

CCFA's IBD Journal is the official medical journal of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and the first journal dedicated exclusively to IBD. The Journal covers topics of interest to the professional clinician or researcher in this burgeoning field. Each monthly issue features original, peer-reviewed articles in clinical and basic science areas, as well as invited in-depth reviews of key treatment issues and groundbreaking research. Also included are critical examinations of the design and results of recent clinical trials; elucidative discussions of controversial diagnostic and management issues and techniques; and summaries of significant articles from around the world with relevant commentary by experts in the field.

Access to Educational Tools on Shared Decision-making

The "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Anti-TNF and Immunomodulator Treatment Options" online module is a treatment decision aid program for Crohn’s and colitis patients. The module covers the risks and benefits of several treatment options for advanced treatment care. View a demo of this program.

$100 Discount on Registration for the Advances in IBD Conference

As a professional member, you receive a $100 discount to attend CCFA's Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Clinical & Research Conference. Endorsed by the ACG, AGA, and NASPGHAN, this three-day conference offers exciting workshops and a two-track format designed for clinicians, researchers, allied health professionals, nurses, and pediatric gastroenterologists.

Access to the ACG & IBD Circle Online Community

The ACG & CCFA IBD Circle Online Community is an online community solely for ACG and CCFA members. Its focus is to provide networking opportunities, expert insights, and professional advice as well as knowledge and awareness of key issues related to IBD.

Unlimited Complimentary Patient Memberships

Provide your patients with a one-year trial membership to CCFA. They will be able to easily connect with our community and resources and keep up-to-date on research, education, and support initiatives both locally and nationally. Complimentary memberships include national and local chapter e-newsletters as well as Under the Microscope, our bi-annual patient research update. Members also receive our "I Can’t Wait" membership card, to help explain Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (and the sometimes urgent need for a restroom) to the outside world.

Under the Microscope

Under the Microscope is CCFA's research update for patients. The bulletin includes a variety of relevant information such as new research projects, clinical trials, conference notes, and breaking news about partnerships and grants.

Online Directory Listing

Your name will be listed in CCFA's Online Professional Directory, where it will be available to anyone who needs a referral to an established professional in the IBD medical field.

IBD Case Teleconferences

CCFA is excited to partner with the UPMC IBD Center, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Washington. There are six teleconferences scheduled for 2016 that cover diverse case discussions on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis during each session, including diagnosis, management, and the causes and natural course of the diseases. The activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.