‘Growing Up With IBD’ Seminar Helps Local Youngsters To Cope With Chronic Illness

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The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation will host its annual Children and Teen Education Day at CHOP on Sunday, February 28, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This free seminar provides a supportive environment for children and adolescent patients and their families to learn about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation will host its annual Children and Teen Education Day at CHOP on Sunday, February 28, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This free seminar provides a supportive environment for children and adolescent patients and their families to learn about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Currently, Crohn’s and colitis affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans.

Physician and healthcare professionals will discuss important topics pertaining to Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis such as: What is IBD?; Current Therapies for IBD; Future Therapies for IBD; Genetics and IBD; and Growth and Bones. A panel of children and parents of patients will answer questions and discuss issues pertaining to living and coping with Crohn’s and colitis.

Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. outside the Stokes Auditorium on the first floor of the hospital’s main building located at 34th and Civic Center Boulevard. The Children’s Education Day is open to the public, but space is limited. E-mail or call CCFA to make reservations today.

E-mail full name, number of attendees, address and phone number to:
call 215-396-9100. Free parking will be provided at the Wood Center Parking Lot.

CCFA, a voluntary, non-profit national organization, seeks to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.    

What:    Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) annual Children and Teen Education Day

Who:    Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis patients and their families

When:    Sunday, February 28, 2010, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where:    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Media contact:    Barbara Berman, (215) 396-9100

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