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El Paso Crohn’s Support Group hosts Symposium Saturday

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America North Texas Chapter, together with the El Paso Crohn’s Support Group and Texas Tech University Health Sciences, will be presenting the 2016 Patient and Family IBD Education Symposium  this Saturday.

This symposium is designed to educate patients and family members, affected by the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

The El Paso Crohn’s Support Group is a support group for the West Texas and Southern New Mexico area. The group meets on a monthly basis to share stories, provide information and support.

Local experts will present on the basics of IBD, nutrition and IBD, the difference between IBD and IBS, and pediatric IBD.  The program will focus on medical, surgical and integrative approaches for managing the diseases and will address new insights.

Individual registration is $5 and Family registration is $15.  Scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, please call Amber at CCFA’s North Texas Chapter office: 972-386-0607 x 4.

Seating is limited, please pre-register by emailing amartin@ccfa.org or by phone: 972-386-0607 x 4 by Friday, March 11th  to ensure your participation.

2016 Patient and Family IBD Education Symposium

Texas Tech University Health Sciences | 4800 Alberta Ave., Auditorium A

Saturday, March 12, 2016  | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 PROGRAM:

8:00 am – 8:30 am        Check-In/Registration                           CCFA N. Texas/EP Crohn’s

8:30 am – 8:40 am        Welcome/Opening Remarks                Amber Martin, CCFA

Jacqueline Leech, CCFA

8:40 am – 8:45 am         Introduction to Scientific Program       Dr. Richard McCallum, Moderator

8:45 am – 10:15 am      IBD/Pediatrics/Surgery                         Dr. Antonio Mendoza-Ladd

Dr. Eduardo Rosas-Blum

Dr. Ziad Kronful

10:15 am – 10:30 am    Break

10:30 am – 11:15 am    IBS                                                          Dr. Richard McCallum

11:15 am – 12:00 pm    Nutrition                                                 Evelin Eichler, Nutritionist

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm    Break

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm    Panel Discussion/Testimonials         Dr. Ikenna Egbuna

Dr. Jaime Gomez

Dr. Jesus Hernandez

Dr. Carmelo Morales

Ashley Aguilar

Kara Niewohner

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm      Closing Remarks                               Carrie Wilkie, EP Crohns CEO

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