2013 San Francisco Bay Area Patient & Family Education Symposium
South San Francisco Conference Center

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CCFA Northern California
Saturday, October 26th  |  10:00am - 3:00pm
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Northern California Chapter invites you to join us for an educational program for patients, families and caregivers living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
This education event is the only program in the Bay Area that provides comprehensive medical, surgical and integrative information to patients and family members on how to live well with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It also includes an opportunity for patients and their loved ones to meet others affected by IBD, gain support and decrease feelings of isolation.
Event tickets cost $10 each and include all workshops and a light lunch. Please note that no one will be turned away due to financial hardship.

Featuring a keynote address from a noted clinical and research expert, this event offers nine breakout sessions on a variety of topics:


10:00 - 10:30am 
Registration and Exhibits

10:30 - 10:35am 
Opening Session: Welcome and CCFA Introduction
Lindsay Brown, CCFA Regional Education and Support Manager

10:35 - 11:10am     
Keynote Address - New Drugs for IBD: Are We Lagging Behind Other Inflammatory Disorders?
Kenneth McQuaid, MD

SESSION 1 –  11:20am - 12:10pm
Workshop 1A: What Is IBD & Why Do I Have It?
Peter Simpson, MD
Workshop 1B: Navigating the Treatment Maze: Current Drug Therapies for IBD
Fernando Velayos, MD
Workshop 1C: How to Talk to your Doctor
Bayla Travis, PhD
LUNCH Q&A PANEL –  12:20 - 1:00pm
A light lunch will be provided. No gluten free option is available through the conference center; if you require a gluten free option or have other dietary needs, we welcome you to bring your own food.

SESSION 2 –  1:10 - 2:00pm
Workshop 2A: Learning about Integrative and Alternative treatments for IBD
Ann Ming Yeh, MD
Workshop 2B: Living Your Best with Chronic Illness
Judith Nitchie, MFT

Workshop 2C: Gender Issues in IBD: Discussion of Sexuality, Pregnancy & Fertility for Men & Women with IBD
Sarah Streett, MD

SESSION 3 –  2:10 - 3:00pm

Workshop 3A: Nutrition and IBD: the Inflammation Connection
Lindsay Bronstein, MS, RDN, HC

Workshop 3B: Growing Up with IBD: What Parents Need to Know
Dorsey Bass, MD

Workshop 3C: Learning about Integrative and Alternative treatments for IBD
Ann Ming Yeh, MD

Thank you to our sponsors, whose generosity make this program possible: 

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
255 South Airport Blvd
South San Fracisco, CA 94080

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