2017 Connections: Education Day for Families of Kids with IBD
Seattle Children's Hospital - Seattle, WA

presented in partnership with Seattle Children's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

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Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 9:00 am-3:30 pm
Seattle Children's Hospital, Wright Auditorium (4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105) 

Join the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Northwest Chapter for a special education program, just for families of pediatric Crohn's and colitis patients! Featuring leading pediatric IBD providers speaking on a variety of topics, we hope to provide information and resources to help keep kids with IBD healthy and happy. This event is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided for attendees.


  • IBD Overview - Sarah Mbonde, BSN, MA
  • Medical Treatments - David Suskind, MD
  • Nutrition & Role of Supplements - Dale Lee, MD
  • Parents' Perspective - Panelists Share + Q&A
  • Health Maintenance in IBD - Ghassan Wahbeh, MD
  • Accommodations & School - Ashley Jarrett, MSW
  • Research, What's on the Horizon - Erin Lane, MD
  • Ask the Experts: Q&A with Panel - David Suskind, MD; Dale Lee, MD; Ashley Jarrett, MSW; Sarah Mbonde, BSN, MA; Kimberly Braly, RD; Moderated by Ghassan Wahbeh, MD
  • Patient Panel: College Age Patients Share - Kelty Pierce, Andreas Quist, Clara Manahan, Cordelia Franklin, Andria Clark; Moderated by Teresa Wachs, RN

Kids are welcome to attend these sessions but are encouraged to participate in the special educational and activity track for kids and teens. For kids with IBD and their siblings ages 7+. Agenda for kids' room includes:

  • IBD 101 Presentation by Teens
  • Making short videos about life with IBD
  • Art therapy
  • Movement/dance
  • Game show

Directions & Parking: Seattle Children’s Hospital - Wright Auditorium - 4800 Sand Point Way NE Seattle WA 98105 (directions). Park in River Parking or Lot 1 and enter through the River Entrance (campus map). Stop at the reception desk for a visitor’s pass, then proceed to the auditorium just down the hall on the left after the Starbucks. 

The deadline to pre-register is Thursday, October 19; registration will also be available at the event.

Direct questions to Kathleen Waite, Education & Support Manager, at kwaite@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or 425-451-8455, ext. 6.

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wright Auditorium
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

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