On Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, patients of the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and their families attended the annual IBD Education Day. There were more than 200 participants between the in-person and virtual options.
A panel of health specialists explored the aspects of living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and handouts on important topics related to IBD management were provided to participants.
- Getting Specific about Feeding Your Gut, Lindsey Albenberg, DO; Erica Schwab, RD, LDN; Natalie L. Stoner, RD, CSP, LD
- How Will New a Future Therapies Change Our Management of IBD?, Robert N. Baldassano, MD
- IBD Research: The Ultimate Team Sport, Judith Kelsen, MD
- IBD "What You Need to Know", Ronen Stein, MD
- Introduction to Radiology, Ami Gokli, MD
- Medical Therapy for Pediatric IBD: Efficacy and Safety, Máire Conrad, MD
- The Role of Integrative Health in IBD Care, Maria R. Mascarenhas, MBBS
- Explore Options to Lower Your Out-of-pocket Costs
- IBD Center Psychology Services
The IBD Family Research Council (FRC) consists of volunteers raising funds for research at the Center for IBD. They discussed the 2019 Walk for Hope and ways in which families could get involved in the fun. Learn more about the 2019 Walk for Hope.
The Vetri Community Partnership held a cooking demonstration for the young adult and children activity room.
After the presentations, the specialists joined together 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 — talked openly about how they cope with their disease.
We would love for you to join us next year. Save the date: Feb 9, 2020! More details to follow.