Philadelphia, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 25, 2011
On Sunday, April 10, 2011, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will hold its Annual Spring IBD Education Day at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
This free program provides a supportive environment for patients, families and caregivers to learn about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Currently, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect an estimated 1.4 million Americans, 30,000 of whom live in the Delaware Valley.
Physicians and nurses from the Philadelphia area will present seminars on the following topics: Early Signs of IBD in Children, Surgical Treatment of IBD, Colon Cancer Screening Recommendations for IBD, Eye Complications Associated with IBD, and Ostomy 101.
The program runs from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street between 10th and 11th Streets.
Annual Spring IBD Education Day seminars are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register online at http://online.ccfa.org/phspringeducationday, or call the local CCFA office at 215.396.9100. Free parking will be provided at the Hamilton Garage located at 221 S 11th St between Locust and Walnut Streets. Refreshments will also be provided.
CCFA is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, national organization dedicated to curing Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.