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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Fellows IBD Education Night

October 28, 2014
6:00pm - 9:30pm | New York, New York

Attention All Fellows! Are you interested in Clinical Case Study discussions around Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis? Would you like to learn more about patient assistance programming? Are you excited to have a more comprehensive understanding of the complexities of these intelligent diseases alongside 2nd-3rd Year Fellows and Advisors?...then this is the right opportunity for you! Join us for an enlightening evening with your colleagues and their Advisors for the Fellows Education Night! FREE Online Registration includes food, professional connections, and guaranteed value added tangiblity to your GI Rotations.

Take Control: Managing IBD Decisions

October 29, 2014
7:00 pm | Cedarhurst, New York

FREE informational presentation and interactive question-and-answer session that will outline the risk and benefits of various therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and ways to advocate for optimal IBD care.

Nutrition & IBD: Choices for Adults & Kids

October 29, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Middletown, Pennsylvania

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 will include: the role of nutrition – adult and pediatric focus, overview of diets used by IBD patients, and eating well with IBD.

Nutrition and IBD in Salt Lake City

October 29, 2014
7:00-8:30 p.m. | Salt Lake City, Utah

Join CCFA on Wednesday, October 29 at the Salt Lake City Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah for a great educational event. Activities will include a live and interactive presentation by Dr. John Valentine, as well as a question-and-answer session. Topics of discussion will include: the role of nutrition – adult and pediatric focus, an overview of diets used by IBD patients, eating well with IBD – diet, nutrition, and supplements, and tools and nutritional resources.

What to Know About Biologic Therapy in IBD Webcast

October 30, 2014
5:00pm - 6:15pm

Speaker: Corey A. Siegel, MD, MS - Review the use of biologic therapy in Crohn's and colitis - Understand the risks and benefits of therapy - Discuss importance of adherence - Share resources to monitor your disease

What to Know About Biologic Therapy in IBD

October 30, 2014
5:00-6:15 PM

Know Your IBD: the third of three webinars in a webcast series for patients

An Evening of Hope

November 1, 2014
6:00 p.m. cocktail reception and silent auction | Minneapolis, Minnesota

An elegant gala filled with inspiration, silent auction, dinner and program.

Sarasota/Tampa Take Steps Walk

November 1, 2014
3 PM Registration/4 PM Walk Start | Tampa, Florida

Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is CCFA's largest fundraising event. Participants raise funds and awareness throughout the year and come together to celebrate the steps that have been taken towards a cure. We’re committed to help transform the lives of those impacted by these diseases to one of a brighter future based on well-funded, cutting-edge scientific research. Make the decision now to join us and take a step toward a future free from Crohn’s and colitis!

Treating Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: What You Need To Know

November 1, 2014
10:00AM | Mobile , Alabama

This educational program will consist of a live and interactive presentation and a question-and-answer session by Anathasekar M. Ponnambalam, M.D.; Pediatric Gastroenterologist with the University of South Alabama Health System.

2014 Patient and Family Education Conference

November 1, 2014
8:30am - 2:30pm | Houston, Texas

This conference is designed to empower patients and family members, affected by the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) through education and support. This conference will update your knowledge of IBD whether you have been recently diagnosed, or are a seasoned veteran. Conference price includes meals and break. There is no charge for parking.

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