Upcoming! Advances in IBD: A Review for Patients - 4/30/13  8PM EST

Presenter:   Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF


This program will provide an overview of the most important clinical research discussions from the CCFA Advances in IBD 2013 conference including: the uses of diagnostic tests, surgery for IBD, progress in the area of genetics and the micro biome, as well as a look at the future of IBD care. Participants will hear from a leading expert in the field of IBD research, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

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. The enrollment process and available options for coverage will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about helpful CCFA resources.

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

Managing Costs of IBD Care - 12/18/13


Karen Hanson, RN, CNP
Susanne Benouna
Elizabeth Messenger

  • Discuss the financial burdern of IBD
  • Review resources available to assist in cost of medications and care
  • Improve understanding of insurance coverage
  • Become familiar with Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes
  • Review 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:

  • What is IBD, including the differences between Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis
  • How IBD is diagnosed
  • Tests to expect down the road
  • Working with your healthcare team

  • Part 2 will cover:

  • Treatments for IBD, including medications 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 will explain: 

  • Causes of pain in IBD
  • Therapy options that can help releive pain
  • Overlaps between pain in IBS and IBD
  • 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 

  • Risks and benefits of current treatments for IBD, including complementary and alternative therapies
  • Advocating for optimal IBD care
  • 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

  • Overall goals of disease management
  • Treatment options and self-management strategies
  • Defining remission in IBD
  • 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: 1/29/14

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

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Published: June 1, 2011