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 300 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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Team Challenge Info Meeting (Studio City)

March 14, 2015
10:30 AM

Team Challenge is the endurance training program for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Locally, we will be training and participating in the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon, which takes place on July 19. We have a 100% race day success rate so, no matter your athletic background, we will get you across the finish line! We have many other races both nationally and internationally, so come out to a meet and greet to learn more, meet the Coach, past participants, and have all of your questions answered!

The Second Shanthi V. Sitaraman Intestinal Pathobiology Symposium

March 18, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia

This two-day Intestinal Pathobiology Symposium is being organized in memory of Dr. Shanthi Sitaraman, who was an extremely well respected and highly accomplished physician and scientist in gastrointestinal diseases research. The symposium will be held on March 18 and 19, 2015 at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. For full details, please visit

IBD Education Seminar

March 21, 2015
8:30 am - 2:30 pm | Albany, New York

Nutrition & IBD: Choices for Adults & Kids

March 24, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Annapolis, Maryland

This education program will discuss the role of nutrition in IBD. This program will be presented by a gastroenterologist and registered dietitian.

20th Annual Patient and Family Education Program

March 24, 2015

20th Annual Patient and Family Education Program April 25th from 9am-1pm Harper College in Palatine

Take Steps St. Louis Kick-Off Party

March 29, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm | St, Louis, Missouri

This is a great opportunity to meet fellow fundraising participants and team captains, get up to date information, jumpstart your goals, win prizes and explore the Magic House.

St. Louis Patient Education Symposium

April 11, 2015
9:00-1:00pm | St. Louis, Missouri

Featuring speakers from Washington University, Barnes/Jewish Hospital, St. Louis University Hospital and others. Sessions will feature speaker and Q&A. The program will close with an opportunity for final expert panel Q&A.

Growing up with IBD: A Forum for Parents and Children

April 19, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Columbia, Maryland

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and Johns Hopkins Children Center invites you along with family and friends to our parent and children education day. A panel of IBD specialists will explore the aspects of living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Albuquerque Pediatric Support Group April 2015

April 23, 2015
6:00 to 8:00 pm | Albuquerque, New Mexico

Update for Advanced Practice Clinicians and Allied Health Professionals

April 24, 2015
7:20 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Hershey , Pennsylvania

There is increased awareness that the optimal treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) requires a multidisciplinary approach involving not only many medical specialties, but also many levels of care - physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, and nurses, as well as the active involvement of the patients themselves and their families. While specialized IBD conferences for physicians abound, conferences intended specifically for other professionals are lacking. The program's goal is to provide the most up-to-date information in the clinical, multidisciplinary care of patients with IBD. This program is structured in a clinical case format so as to provide the most relevancy to practice. Faculty is composed of expert specialists, both physicians and advance practice clinicians in all key areas of IBD care. These specialists will lead the clinical case sessions and also host professional and patient panels. This conference is endorsed by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter.

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