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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19th Annual Education Symposium for Medical Professionals

November 8, 2014
8:00 AM | Rosemont, Illinois

REGISTER NOW! 19th Annual IBD Education Symposium "IBD in 2014: Tackling the Tough Questions", offered by the Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). This full-day accredited medical symposium will focus on medical, surgical and integrative approaches for managing inflammatory bowel disease. Russell D. Cohen, MD, Course Director

You, Me, and IBD: A Shared Vision for Healthy Living

November 9, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Fairfax, Virginia

This program is open to all Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis patients, caregivers, and individuals interested in learning more about Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. This FREE education program features an expert presentation and an interactive question-and-answer session. Program topics include: medical therapy update, new treatments, nutritional therapy, IBD and sexuality, complimentary and alternative therapy, patient panel, and ask a doctor session.

Nursing Perspectives: Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

November 9, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Fairfax, Virginia

Nurses and physician assistants play a vital role in the care and management of IBD for patients. Given the rise of IBD cases, the chronic nature of the disease and new therapies being developed at a rapid pace, it is vital that nurses and physician assistants at all levels and in all areas of practice have the knowledge and skill set to manage patients with IBD. This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses and physician assistants involved in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Join us for this free educational activity on the latest in IBD and earn 1.5 credits!

Team Challenge Clearwater Triathalon

November 9, 2014
Clearwater, Florida

Join Team Challenge Triathlon in Clearwater, Florida on November 9, 2014 and make a difference in the lives of millions while you achieve something you may have never thought possible! Our tremendous coaches and mentors will guide you step-by-step from day one across the finish line. Our team has a fantastic 100% race-day success rate with athletes of all athletic backgrounds. You can do this! We provide a comprehensive 16-week training program including swim, run, bike, and combination practices as well as informative clinics on all topics related to practicing and racing TriRock Clearwater

Professional Education Program, "Nursing Perspectives: Management of IBD"

November 10, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Brookfield, Wisconsin

CCFA invites nurses and physicians to a free accredited seminar, with an interactive presentation will be given by Kristin Demitroulas McMahon, RN, MSN. Attendees will receive 1.5 continuing education contact hours.

Take Control: Managing IBD Decisions

November 10, 2014
7-8:30 PM | Overland Park, Kansas

This free informational presentation and interactive question-and-answer session will outline the risk and benefits of various therapies for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Take Control: Managing IBD Decisions Boston, MA

November 10, 2014
6:30pm | Newton, Massachusetts

An evening lecture that will outline the risk and benefits of various therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and ways to advocate for optimal IBD care.

Nursing Perspectives: Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

November 11, 2014
6:30-8:00 pm | Atlanta, Georgia

Take Control: Managing IBD Decisions

November 12, 2014
6:30-8:00 PM | Tacoma, Washington

Nursing Perspectives: Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

November 12, 2014
6:30 PM | Troy, Michigan

A CNE activity for nurses and physician assistants involved in the care of patients with IBD

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