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Thank you for registering for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's (CCFA) 18th Annual Patient and Family Education Conference on Saturday, April 20th. Upon arrival please check in at registration to pick up your name badge and packet.

PARKING/DIRECTIONS: Parking is free for all attendees. Valet is also available. For directions to the Skokie Holiday Inn & Conference Center, click here

CHILDRENS WORKSHOP WAIVER: Parents must complete a waiver for EACH child participating in the Childrens Workshop. Download the form here.

VENUE LAYOUT: View a layout of the conference here.

PRESENTATIONS/SCHEDULE: Below is the schedule for the program including links to download and print the presentation slides. Please note that the presentation slides will not be available at the event. If you would like a copy you must download and print the presentations.

Presentations will also be available online for viewing through Thursday, April 25th (9:00 CST).

  PATIENT AND FAMILY PROGRAM
9:00 - 9:30

Introductions and Services offered by CCFA
David T. Rubin, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine, Garth Swanson, MD, MS, Rush University Medical Center, Andelka LoSavio, MD, Loyola University Medical Center

9:30 - 9:50
The Crystal Ball: What Health Maintenance Issues/Vaccines are Important in IBD
David T. Rubin, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine
9:50 - 10:10
Fertility and Pregnancy in IBD
Andelka LoSavio, MD, Loyola University Medical Center
10:10 - 10:30
Can I Stop Taking My Medications?
Fergus Shanahan, MD, University College Cork
10:30 - 10:50 What's on the Horizon? New Therapies in IBD
David Elliott, MD, PhD, University of Iowa
10:50 - 11:15 Break, Visit Exhibits
11:15 - 11:35 Alternative Therapies in IBD: What Do We Know?
Garth Swanson, MD, MS, Rush University Medical Center
11:35 - 12:05
What is the Role of Stress/Coping in IBD?
Laurie Keefer, PhD, Northwestern University
12:05 - 12:45
Your Questions Answered: Interactive Q&A
Garth Swanson, MD, MS, Rush University Medical Center, Andelka LoSavio, MD, Loyola University Medical Center
12:45 - 1:00
Evaluations, Close

WORKSHOPS (PARENTS)
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome
Jennifer Strople, MD, MS
9:10 - 9:40
Medical Update  - Old Standbys, New Beginnings
Stacy Kahn, MD
9:40 - 10:10
How to Get Your Kid to Take Their Medications and Other Battles to Avoid!
Rachel Greenley, PhD
10:10  - 10:40 What Causes IBD - What Do Bugs Have to Do With It?
Sandra Kim, MD
10:40 - 11:05
Break, Visit Exhibits
11:05 - 11:35
Nutrition in IBD
Sally Schwartz, RD
 11:35 - 12:10
Alternative Therapies in IBD
Jennifer Strople, MD, MS
12:10 - 12:40 Why Does My Belly Still Hurt? IBS in IBD
Miguel Saps, MD
12:40 - 1:00 Questions for Panel
  WORKSHOPS (CHILDREN)
9:00 - 9:50 Game On!
Sona Young, MD & Edgardo Rivera, MD
9:50 - 10:40
Master Chef
Sally Schwartz, MD
10:40 - 11:05
 Break
 11:05 - 11:40
Art Therapy
Alyssa Kulak
 11:40 - 12:20
IBD and Me
Rachel Greenley, MD
 12:20 - 1:00
So You Think You Can Dance?
Katie Burrows
   WORKSHOPS (TEENS)
9:00 - 9:50 Master Chef
Sally Schwartz, RD
9:50 - 10:40 Are You Smarter Than Your GI Doctor?
Sona Young, MD & Edgardo Rivera, MD
10:40 - 11:05 Break
11:05 - 11:40 Opening Up About IBD
Rachel Greenley, PhD
11:40 - 12:20 So You Think You Can Dance?
Katie Burrows
12:20 - 1:00 CCFA Improv
Lauren Dowden

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter
2200 E. Devon Avenue, Suite 351
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Phone: (847) 827-0404
E-mail: Illinois@ccfa.org
Web: http://www.ccfa.org/chapters/illinois/


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