Attend a Crohn’s and Colitis Event

We have a vast network of  more than 40 CCFA chapters and affiliates nationwide—each with its own volunteer board and Chapter Medical Advisory Committee. Each chapter brings the work of the entire Foundation to their local community. You can make a difference by connecting and participating with your local chapter.

Discover which of these support programs and activities are offered in your local community. Just search for our events by keyword or by city, date, or category.

  • Join Take Steps Be Heard, our nationwide fundraising walk program that makes it possible for us to fulfill our mission and meet our goals.
  • Test your limits with Team Challenge, our endurance training program.
  •  Send your child to Camp Oasis—our local and regional summer camps for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Connect with others who are struggling to cope with inflammatory bowel diseases  (IBD) through one of our 200 support groups.
  • Attend live education seminars and programs geared for patients and health care professionals.
  • Stay informed about upcoming seminars, support groups, and events in your local community through your chapter newsletter or national newsletter.
  • Ride or volunteer for Get Your Guts in Gear: The Ride for Crohn’s and Colitis to help support CCFA.

To find out more about all of our programs and activities in your area, contact your local CCFA chapter.

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Nutrition Program

December 13, 2016
6:30pm - 8:00pm | Dix hills, New York

"Nutrition's Role in Managing IBD" Colleen Webb, MS,RD,CDN, Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Weill Cornell Medicine

49th Annual Awards Dinner

December 14, 2016
6:30pm | New York, New York

Optimizing Outcomes in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: The Critical Role of the GI Nurse

January 5, 2017
6:30-8pm | Miami, Florida

Join us at one of the events below for an expert-led, interactive workshop on providing optimal care to patients with inflammatory bowel disease. A gastroenterology nurse expert will review best methods to screen and risk-stratify patients, evaluate treatment options, and apply shared decision making to improve adherence and optimize outcomes. Take-home resources will also be available for use in your own clinic.

Optimizing Outcomes in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: The Critical Role of the GI Nurse

January 10, 2017
6:30-8pm | Beverly Hills, California

Join us at one of the events below for an expert-led, interactive workshop on providing optimal care to patients with inflammatory bowel disease. A gastroenterology nurse expert will review best methods to screen and risk-stratify patients, evaluate treatment options, and apply shared decision making to improve adherence and optimize outcomes. Take-home resources will also be available for use in your own clinic.

IBD Clinical Trials Workshop: Principles & Practice

January 13, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee

CCFA’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinical Trials Workshop is an educational five-session course focusing on current topics in IBD clinical investigation. Topics include effective clinical trial management, recruitment strategies, designing clinical protocols that reflect patient considerations, and shifting views on clinical trial end points. This workshop is chaired by Hans Herfarth, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Peter Higgins, MD, University of Michigan; and Alandra Weaver, MPH, CCFA. It is a great forum for professionals from various areas of the IBD field to discuss how the future of IBD clinical trials can be shaped from their unique perspectives. Broad participation is expected from academia, pharmaceutical and device industries, government agencies, medical centers, and clinical research organizations. Those involved in clinical IBD research, nurses, study coordinators, and clinical research associates are invited to attend.

Patient IBD Education Symposium-Naples

January 14, 2017
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Naples, Florida

Houston Marathon and Half Marathon Run for a Reason – CCFA

January 14, 2017
Houston, Texas

Join the CCFA family as we run for cures in the Chevron Houston Marathon and ARAMCO Half Marathon in January 2017!

Optimizing Outcomes in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: The Critical Role of the GI Nurse

January 17, 2017
6:30-8pm | Raleigh, North Carolina

Join us at one of the events below for an expert-led, interactive workshop on providing optimal care to patients with inflammatory bowel disease. A gastroenterology nurse expert will review best methods to screen and risk-stratify patients, evaluate treatment options, and apply shared decision making to improve adherence and optimize outcomes. Take-home resources will also be available for use in your own clinic.

Optimizing Outcomes in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: The Critical Role of the GI Nurse

January 26, 2017
6:30-8pm | Dunwoody, Georgia

Join us at one of the events below for an expert-led, interactive workshop on providing optimal care to patients with inflammatory bowel disease. A gastroenterology nurse expert will review best methods to screen and risk-stratify patients, evaluate treatment options, and apply shared decision making to improve adherence and optimize outcomes. Take-home resources will also be available for use in your own clinic.

Crohn's & Colitis Patient Education - Spokane

January 31, 2017
6:00-8:00 PM | Spokane, Washington
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