Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 16, 2012
On Sunday, April 29, 2012, 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 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 from the Philadelphia area will present seminars on the following topics: ABC’s of IBD, The Role of a Pathologist in Diagnosing IBD, Treatments in IBD, Dealing with the Stress of Living with a Chronic Illness, and Pregnancy and Fertility Issues with IBD.
The program runs from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Thomas Jefferson Hospital’s Bluemle Life Sciences Building, 1st Floor Auditorium, 233 South 10th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Annual Spring IBD Education Day seminars are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register online at http://online.ccfa.org/2012SpringEducationDay, or call the local CCFA office at 215.396.9100. Free parking will be provided at the Jefferson Parking Garage located on 10th and Chestnut. 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.