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VUMC & The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America are Hosting One of The Nation’s Largest Free Education Events for Individuals Who Suffer From Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)

Aug. 8, 2006, 9:26 AM

Contacts: John Howser (615) 322-4747 john.howser@vanderbilt.edu

Steve Wallace (615) 383-0020 swallace@ccfa.org

VUMC & The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America are Hosting One of The Nation’s Largest Free Education Events for Individuals Who Suffer From Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)

(Currently, over 25,000 Tennesseans Suffer From IBD)

Vanderbilt
University
Medical
Center
‘s

Inflammatory
Bowel
Disease
Center

and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) are co-hosting one of the nation’s largest educational events for individuals who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

The event, which is open to the public, is titled Take Charge: Living with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis in the 21st Century, and will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug.19 at the Embassy Suites hotel, located at 820 Crescent Centre Dr. in

Franklin
,
Tenn.

Take Charge is a morning-long event designed to provide the most up-to date information about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Collectively, these diseases are called inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and presently affect over 25,000 Tennesseans, adults and children, along with their family members.

This event is one of the nation’s largest of its kind, features lectures from leaders in their filed speaking on a variety of IBD educational topics: the latest drug and surgical advancements to treat IBD, disease management and coping strategies, nutrition, exercise, health care and civil rights for the chronically ill, and a special program for IBD management in children.

The fee for the seminar is $5.00 for CCFA members and $10.00 for non-members.

For more information or to register for this seminar, please call (615) 383-0020 or 1-866-814-CCFA.

-VUMC & CCFA-

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