Quad Cities Patient Education Program 2018
American Red Cross


Quad Cities IBD


Education Event


November 7, 2018

A day to expand your knowledge about inflammatory bowel disease.

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Join the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, patients, caregivers and providers at the Quad Cities IBD Patient Education Event 

Whether you are new to this journey or have been living with IBD for years there is something for everyone to learn.

Where:The American Red Cross | 1100 River Drive | Moline, IL 61265 

When: November 7, 2018 from 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Refreshments will be provided.

FREE to Register.

*For more information, please contact Robin Kingham at rkingham@crohnscolitisfoundation.org. 





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5:30 pm 6:00 pm Registration, Refreshments, and Exhibits    
6:00 pm
American Red Cross Welcome ARC Staff
6:05 pm
Foundation Welcome Dan D’Alessandro  IA/NE Chapter Board Member
6:10 pm 6:55 pm Choose a session

  Adult IBD & surgery, medications complication and drug management 
Dr. Shiva Siva
 Mason city Clinic and Mercy Hospital, North Iowa 
    Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease – The Basics  Dr. Dawn Ebach 
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
6:55 pm 7:10 pm Break | Exhibitors | Food & Refreshments

7:10 pm   Quad Cities Support Group Bob Donohoo
Support Group Facilitator
7:15 pm  8:00 pm The Specific Carbohydrate Diet – A Nutrition Therapy for Treating IBD   
Emily Haistings, RD, LD  Clinical Dietitian 
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
8:00 pm 8:30 pm Ask the Experts Panel Dr. Siva, Dr. Ebach, and Ms. Haistings




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Shivi. S. Siva, MD | Board-Certified: Internal Medicine | Advanced Training: Gastroenterology/IBD

“I was drawn to Gastroenterology through a desire to help patients, engage in academic pursuit, and have a career that would enable me to pursue these interests while interacting with various disciplines in medicine, surgery and nutrition.
Shared decision making is a key component of my patient centered practice. I engage my patients in a process in which the patient and I work together to make decisions and select tests, treatments and care plans. This team work is based on clinical evidence that balances risks and expected outcomes with patient preference and values. Patients, once engaged in shared decision making, will learn about their clinical conditions and will be informed of their treatment options. My patients will be educated on benefits and harms of these treatment modalities. They will be given education tools to help them guide to evaluate each option and better prepared to discuss care with me their health care provider.
When I engage patients in shared decision-making, it improves patient’s trust and satisfaction with the care I provide them. This process builds a foundation for a long lasting and satisfying relationship between the patient and me."


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Dr. Dawn Ebach grew up in North Dakota and then southern Colorado.  She earned a degree in Biology from Creighton University.  She then attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis.  She completed her pediatric residency and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  She joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 2005 and was recently promoted to Clinical Professor.  She is the Physician Leader for a pediatric IBD quality improvement initiative. 


Emily Haistings is a Clinical Dietitian at the University Hospitals and Clinic. During her time at UIHC, she has spent a year and a half as a relief dietitian working with a number of both adult and pediatric specialties including gastroenterology. She recently took on the dietitian roll within the department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Surgery through the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. She now spends a significant amount of time educating patients and families on nutrition therapies as a treatment of IBD.  





Thank you to our

sponsors and exhibitors


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 For more information contact Robin Kingham at rkingham@crohnscolitisfoundation.org.



Time: 5:30 PM - 8:45 PM
1100 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
United States

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