CCFA and VUMC Host Education Forum for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

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By John Howser
Contributor

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are hosting the third annual Living With Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, a free patient education program to be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., to discuss the latest research findings and treatment options for children and adults who have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

An estimated 25,000 residents of Tennessee, both children and adults of
all races, are living with inflammatory bowel disease.

The four-hour program features physicians and other clinical experts in the field of IBD who will discuss in layman’s terms advances in therapy, management of disease complications, surgical treatment options, nutrition, and coping mechanisms for patients and their family members who have these diseases.

The event is free, however space is limited. For those interested in attending, more information is available from the Tennessee chapter of CCFA by calling (615) 383-0020 or (866) 814-CCFA.

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. CCFA sponsors basic and clinical research, and also offers a wide range of educational programs for patients and health care professionals.

WHAT: Living With Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.

WHERE: The Loew’s Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel, located at 2100 West End Ave., Nashville, Tennessee.