IBD Education Day 2017 Recap

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IBD conference patient panelOn Sunday, Feb. 26, patients of the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and their families attended the annual IBD Education Day, Growing up with IBD: A Forum for Parents and Children.

A panel of health specialists explored the aspects of living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis:

IBD conference doctor panelJeffrey and Nancy Fine, Co-chairs of the Center for IBD Family Research Council (FRC), provided an update on the FRC, which consists of volunteers raising funds for research at the Center for IBD, and discussed the 2017 Walk for Hope. After the presentations, the specialists joined together on the stage for an IBD Expert Panel and answered questions submitted by the attendees.

To conclude the event, a unique group of experts — IBD patients of all ages — shared the stage and talked openly about how they cope with their disease.