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     Why IBD Patients Should Know About Biosimilars

    Presenters: David T, Rubin, MD   and Noa Krugliak Cleveland, MD

    While not yet available in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration recently announced its approval of a biosimilar

    for the treatment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. A biosimilar is a “similar” copy to another biologic therapy,

    however they are not identical and therefore are not generic versions. Watch to learn what a biosimilar is and how

    they differ from other biologic therapies.



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     Know the Basics: Understanding Clinical Trials

    Presenters:  Catherine Gregor, MBA, CCRP, CCRC; Leslie Boone, MPH

    This webcast discusses what is involved in a clinical trial, the phases of a study, and what you need to know before participating.




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     Journey Toward a Cure: Updates in Crohn's & Colitis Research

    Presenters: Dr. James Lewis, Dr. Michael Kappelman, Dr. Francisco Sylvester

    Join us for this educational webcast that will highlight research in the field of inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Learn about the importance of clinical trials, future of IBD research, and how you can get involved to pave the way towards future therapies./span>




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     CCFA's Patient Powered Research Network

    Presenters: Dr. Millie Long, Susan Johnson, Nick Uzl

    Join over 14,000 members and participate in CCFA's internet cohort study. Learn how you can partake in research, and gain access to disease management tools




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    IBD: College Edition

    Presenters:  Isabel Baker; Erin Tiffany; Dr. Thomas Ullman

    This webcast discusses some of the experiences of college students managing Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and provides an overview of these diseases.




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    Diagnosing and Monitoring IBD- 9/16/15

    Presenter:  Sunanda Kane, MD

    This educational webcast will provide in-depth information on diagnostic tests and monitoring tools to help manage Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

    Supported by Medtronic

    New IBD medications may have been approved since the creation of this webcast.  View a listing of recently approved IBD medications.



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    Complementary & Alternative Approaches in IBD- 5/12/15

    Presenter:  Dr. Taz Bhatia

    This educational webcast will discuss the relationship of complementary and alternative medicine to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Listen as our medical expert presents examples of therapies and studies related to IBD.

    Supported by an educational grant from Genentech

    New IBD medications may have been approved since the creation of this webcast.  View a listing of recently approved IBD medications.



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    CCFA Research: Genetics and Microbiome in IBD- 12/18/14

    Presenter:  Thaddeus Stappenbeck, MD

    This webcast reviews CCFA's genetics and microbiome initiatives, and ways participants can be involved.




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     Nutrition in IBD: Making Healthy Choices- 11/19/15

    Presenters: Lindsey Albenberg, DO and Colleen Webb, MS, RDN, CLT

    Learn tips for ensuring proper nutrition during social gatherings and hear about resources for continuous education and support. .

    This supported by an educational grant from Genentech and Shire.

    New IBD medications may have been approved since the creation of this webcast.  View a listing of recently approved IBD medications.



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     Know Your IBD: Webcast Series for Patients

    Co-sponsored with the American Gastroenterological Association

    This webcast series provides a disease-specific overview of both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and latest development in biologic therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases.

    This award is sponsored by a grant from  Janssen Biotech Inc., and  a sponsorship from Takeda. The Ulcerative Colitis program is supported by a grant from Shire.


    New IBD medications may have been approved since the creation of this webcast.  View a listing of recently approved IBD medications.



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     What's Best for Me? Treatment Options in IBD- 7/17/14

    Presenter:  David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF- University of Chicago Medicine

    This educational webcast will provide in-depth information on current IBD treatments and the resources needed to make informed decisions about managing IBD care. Patients will learn more about the risks and benefits associated with each treatment, and questions to ask the healthcare team when evaluating the options.

    Supported by Takeda

    New IBD medications may have been approved since the creation of this webcast.  View a listing of recently approved IBD medications.



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    Advances in IBD: An Update for Patients - 4/30/14

    Presenter:  Maria Abreu, MD, AGAF

    This program provides an overview of the most important clinical research discussions from the CCFA Advances in IBD 2013 conference; the uses of diagnostic tests,surgery for IBD, progress in the area of genetics and the microbiome, as well as a look at the future of IBD care.



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    Health Insurance Marketplace 101- 1/29/14

    Presenter:  Tarnisha Brown, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

    The Health Insurance Marketplace 101 webcast, presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act, and the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

     *This presentation is developed and presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)


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    Managing Costs of IBD Care - 12/18/13

    Presenters: Karen Hanson, RN, CNP; Susanne Benouna; Elizabeth Messenge

    This program discusses the financial burdern of IBD and reviews resources available to assist in cost of medications and care. The program reviews rights for disability, medical leave, and social security benefits.


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    Pain in IBD: Causes & Treatment Options- 9/17/2013

    Presenter: Dr. Eva Szigethy

    This program discusses the causes of pain in IBD, therapy options that can help relieve pain, and resources available for pain management in IBD.



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    Food for Thought: Nutrition & IBD - 4/10/13

    This program explains:

    • The latest research on the relationship between IBD and nutrition
    • Eating well with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
    • Proper supplementation
    • Toips for holidays and social gatherings



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    Updated: 9/24/15



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    By: CCFA
    Published: June 1, 2011

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