The 17th Annual Medical Symposium and Patient and Family Education Conference will be held on Saturday, April 21st at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Registration will open in early February. Please visit our website at http://www.ccfa.org/chapters/illinois/ to register. For more information contact Rebecca Lawton at (847) 827-0404 or email email@example.com.
Please see below for a list of topics which will be covered in the Patient and Family Program, Parent and Kids Workshop and the Medical Symposium.
The Patient and Family will run from 9:00am-1:00pm. Below are a few of the topics that will be covered.
- What is IBD, and how did I get it?
- What should I eat? The role of a healthy diet in the management of IBD.
- Being your best advocate: advice for the IBD patient on their family regarding insurance coverage, disability and helping your doctor help you.
- What’s next for treatment? Emerging therapies for IBD, and can responders ever stop their meds.
- Complementary and alternative medications in IBD. Do they work? Are they safe?
The Parent and Kids Workshop will run from 9:00am-1:00pm. Below are a few topics covered:
- Psychological aspects of IBD.
- IBD and your family tree.
- Optimal therapies for IBD.
- Risks of long term medication use.
- Top Chef (Teens and Kids Program).
- Hip Hop Dance Crew (Teens and Kids Program).
- Art Therapy (Kids Program.)
- Advocacy-How you can make a difference (Teen Program).
The Medical Symposium is a full-day accredited program covering state-of-the-art clinical practices for the Gastroenterologist, Fellow, Nurse and Health Professionals. A faculty of internationally renowned experts will discuss medical and integrative approaches for managing IBD.
The Medical Symposium will run from 8:00am-3:00pm and some of the topics addressed will be:
- IBD: Becoming a global issue: The new epidemiology (Physician and Nurse combined).
- Mastering the first line therapies in IBD (Physician and Nurse combined).
- Mastering the Immunomodulators and biologics in IBD (Physician and Nurse combined).
- Infectious risks in IBD (Physician and Nurse combined).
- Case Based Discussion (Physician program)
- Use of electronic clinical tracking tool for thioprine blood monitoring in IBD (Nurse program)