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Seminar on Inflammatory Bowel Disease Scheduled

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, April 26.

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.
Occasionally Yours
10514H Racetrack Road, Berlin, MD

To reserve a space, call Dee Jackman at 1-877-807-5271 or register online by e-mailing Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

About IBD
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.