Philadelphia CCFA Hosts Crohn’s & Colitis Patient Education Day at Thomas Jefferson Hospital

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Annual CCFA Spring Patient Education Day at Thomas Jefferson Hospital On Sunday, April 28, 2013.

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On Sunday, April 28, 2013, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will proudly hold the Annual Spring Patient 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: IBD 101, What’s New in IBD Research and Treatments, Nutrition and IBD, Alternative and Complimentary Therapies for IBD, and Radiology in 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 Patient Education Day seminars are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register online at http://online.ccfa.org/SpringEducationDay , or call the local CCFA office at 215.396.9100 x4. 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.

Contact:
Shivani Patel, Regional Education and Support Manager
CCFA
215.396.9100 x4
spatel(at)ccfa(dot)org
http://www.ccfa.org/philadelphia

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