Upcoming Webcasts! Know Your IBD Series

Understanding Crohn's disease
Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 8:00 PM-9:15 PM EST

Understanding ulcerative colitis
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 8:00 PM-9:15 PM EST

What to know about biologic therapy in IBD
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 8:00 PM-9:15 PM EST

These programs are supported by educational grants from Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, and AbbVie. They are also supported by a sponsorship from Takeda.

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 Pharmaceuticals

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.

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)

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.


New! Newly Diagnosed with IBD: What to Expect - 10/2013

This two part program will discuss important information that newly diagnosed patients and loved ones need to know.

Presented by: Dr. William Holderman

Part 1 will cover: An overview of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, how IBD is diagnosed, and tests to expect down the road. The program also discusses how you can work with your healthcare team.

Part 2 will cover: Treatments for IBD, including medication and surgery; the role of diet and nutrition in IBD; additional CCFA resources

Supported by Given imaging and Prometheus


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.



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

It's Up to You: Decisions & IBD Management - 12/6/12

Presenter: Dr. David Schwartz 

Learn about the risks and benefits of current treatments for IBD, including complementary and alternative therapies. Hear ways you can advocate for optimal IBD care, and tips for finding high-quality information on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Supported by educational grants from Elan and UCB, and a sponsorship from Shire 


Breakthroughs in IBD Research - 11/15/12

Dr. James Lewis

  • Latest breakthroughs in basic research, including microbiome discoveries
  • New targets for treatments and therapies on the horizon
  • Getting involved in IBD research as a patient  

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi


Transitions in IBD: Graduating to Young Adult Care - 3/15/12

Dr. Laurie Fishman and Maureen Kelly, MS, RN, CPNP
•    Differences between pediatric and adult IBD care
•    Processes and goals for transitioning from pediatric to adult IBD care
•    Differences in IBD treatment and management options when transitioning care
•    Best practices to improve the quality of life for patients who are transitioning from pediatric to adult IBD care

Presented in collaboration with the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the NASPGHAN Foundation For Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition.

Supported by an independent medical educational grant from Shire


Managing IBD: Taking Charge of Your Disease - 12/6/11

Dr. Miguel D. Regueiro

THis program will provide informaiton on treatment options and self-management strategies, define remission in iBD< and discuss the importance of treatment adherence.

Listen NOW in English or Spanish!

Podcast available on iTunes! Supported by a charitable contribution from Shire


IBD & She: Focusing on Living While Managing IBD- 6/16/10

Dr. Sunanda Kane & Dr. Uma Mahadevan-Velayos

  • What are important gender issues in IBD?
  • How does IBD affect intimacy and sexuality?
  • What is the impact of IBD medication on fertility and pregnancy?

Additional women & IBD resources

Supported by Shire


Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Treatment in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases- 6/9/09

Dr. Corey Siegel

  • Find out about the side effects of IBD medication
  • Find out how to decide which is the right treatment medication for you
  • Learn how to decode statistics

Supported by UCB


Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Why Should I Take My Medications?- 3/6/08

Dr. Sunanda Kane

  • See presentation slides plus audio commentary
  • Download transcript of presentation
  • Download activity workbook containing copies of the slides

Continuing nursing education credits are no longer available

Supported by an unrestricted grant from Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals


Update on Colorectal Cancer: Knowledge is Prevention - 3/1/07

Dr. Fernando Velayos

  • See presentation slides plus audio commentary
  • Download transcript of presentation
  • Download activity workbook containing copies of the slides

Supported by an unrestricted grant from Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals



Updated: 6/26/14

For further information, call the Irwin M. and Suzanne R. Rosenthal IBD Resource Center (IBD Help Center): 888.MY.GUT.PAIN (888.694.8872).

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America provides information for educational purposes only. We encourage you to review this educational material with your health care professional. The Foundation does not provide medical or other health care opinions or services. The inclusion of another organization’s resources or referral to another organization does not represent an endorsement of a particular individual, group, company or product.

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Published: June 1, 2011