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Did you know? The Visiting IBD Fellowship program is now accepting applications. Apply now!



IBD Nurses

As a scientist or healthcare professional, you understand how critical your efforts are in finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, or caring for the people who have these diseases. For more than 40 years, CCFA-funded research has been contributing to the knowledge and understanding of IBD. With more than 1,000 grants awarded to date, CCFA continues to play a significant role in nearly every major scientific breakthrough in IBD. Many of today's most prominent researchers have received training awards from CCFA early in their careers - perhaps you will be the next one! Learn more about our current initiatives below.

Clinical Research Alliance CCFA’s DNA Bank Genetics Initiative Microbiome Initiative PROKIIDS OSCCAR - Ocean State Crohn’s and Colitis Area Registry

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CCFA has played a role in almost every important advance in IBD, including research on TNF-alpha, development of animal models, and understanding microbial antigens and genetics.

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By becoming a Professional Member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), you will establish yourself as a leader and specialist. In addition, you will gain the support and resources that can help you equip your patients with everything they need to take charge of their digestive diseases.

Professional Membership Benefits include:*

* Professional member benefits are dependent on level. Not all member levels receive all benefits. Learn more about our current professional member levels.

Visiting Fellowship

One of the driving principles behind the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is to develop and cultivate the best and brightest inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) physicians through our educational and training programs. Here are current CME and other educational programs. Watch this space for national programs in 2013. In addition, please contact your local chapter to learn about local professional symposia.

Become a Virtual Preceptee: Enhance your training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of IBD

Best of the Day: 2014 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Clinical & Research Conference

Download slides from CCFA's 2014 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Local Chapters

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