Is anyone going to the CCFA Educational Symposium in Chicago on March 29th?
I just signed up and I am looking forward to the sessions on new surgical techniques (Dr. Fichera), IBD Therapies for the Crohns Patient (Dr. Hanauer), Safety and Effectiveness of Medications (Dr. Sales), and To Eat or Not to Eat (Joan Kanute). There were 16 sessions to choose from and it was hard to pick out just 4! There are also session on UC and another on colon cancer too. I went to it last year, learned a ton, and it was great to meet people facing the same challenges.
There is also a great children’s program and teens program-
Click here to check out the brochure
Let me know if you’re going and perhaps we can meet up!
Post Edited (EricaM) : 2/14/2008 7:57:00 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (EricaM) : 2/14/2008 9:10:46 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited By Moderator (CrohnieToo) : 2/18/2008 1:08:32 PM (GMT-7)
I live in the area and was thinking about going if I can. I will post here if I decide to go. I am not sure if it will give me anything I need though and don't want to drag the family along.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
[*I just actived the URL - C2]
Post Edited By Moderator (CrohnieToo) : 2/19/2008 11:26:06 AM (GMT-7)
[*I just activated the link - C2, oh and thanks for that tip on registering the day of the event last year]
Post Edited By Moderator (CrohnieToo) : 2/20/2008 8:50:11 AM (GMT-7)
Let's arrange a time to meet at the conference. Ally and I will both be there. Thanks for the message.
April 11th is IBD/Ally's Law Awareness Day. We're expecting resolutions from both the House and the Senate as well as (hopefully) a proclamation from the Governor. There will be tables set up for groups like Get Your Guts in Gear and others who want to participate. We will be setting up meetings with legislators. Rep. Ryg and Ally will most likely speak as well.
If you know of any GI groups that want to have a table, let me know.
Hopefully you will be able to come too! When are you due?
Thanks for asking! Please tell anyone who may want to come.
I totally understand. I hope you are feeling better and not too stressed with work.
Take care and I'll see you next month!