The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is sponsoring a seminar,
titled “The A to Z’s of IBD: All you wanted to know about
Inflammatory Bowel Disease but were afraid to ask,” on Thursday,
Discussion topics will include new medical information, pediatric IBD,
surgery, and emotional issues related to IBD. The seminar will be moderated
by Atlantic General Hospital gastroenterologist Jerrold Canakis, M.D.
and Karen R. Shipman, LCSW-C, clinical director of Worcester Youth and
Family Counseling Services.
The event, which includes light dinner fare, is free and open to the public.
All ages are welcome.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
10514H Racetrack Road, Berlin, MD
To reserve a space, call Dee Jackman at 1-877-807-5271 or register online
by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited and will be filled
on a first come, first serve basis.
Inflammatory bowel disease is an ongoing health problem that causes inflammation
and swelling in the digestive tract. The irritation causes bleeding sores
called ulcers to form along the digestive tract. There are two main types
of inflammatory bowel disease: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
The diseases are very similar, the main difference being the area of the
digestive tract affected. Crohn’s disease can occur along the entire
digestive tract and spread deep into the bowel wall. In contrast, ulcerative
colitis usually only affects the top layer of the large intestine (colon)
and rectum. More than 600,000 Americans have some kind of inflammatory
bowel disease every year.