2017 Crohn's & Colitis Patient Education Conference - Seattle
Seattle University

Join us for this annual education program all about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis! 

Why Should You Attend? To learn more about these diseases and how to manage them, as well as connect with other folks in your community who are affected by these diseases and find out more about the resources available to you through CCFA.

When: Sunday, March 26, 2017. Check in opens at 8:15 AM, Program runs 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

Where: Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium (901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122) Seattle University is conveniently located in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, just east of I-5 and Downtown Seattle. Click here for directions.   

Parking: Parking cost will be covered on the Seattle U campus for our event attendees. Please park in the Broadway Garage off of Broadway just across the street from Swedish Hospital. Google Maps directions. **Please print this parking pass and place on your car's dash. We will have extras at the check-in table.**

Handicap parking and drop off is available in the parking lot at Marion St & 12th Ave. Please note that street parking is metered and limited to 2 hours. 

Cost: Free to attend, with the option to purchase a ticket that includes lunch for $10 each. Coffee and tea will be provided all day for all attendees. 

If you select the complimentary ticket, you are welcome to bring a lunch with you or purchase food nearby. Lunch will be a build-your-own-sandwich buffet with an assortment of turkey, roast beef, ham, fresh vegetable garnishes, sliced cheeses, assorted breads and condiments. Also fresh green salad and brownies. 

Who's Invited? Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis patients, relatives, friends, healthcare professionals & interested parties. This program is not accredited for continuing education credits.

Online Registration Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017. Registration will also be available at the event starting at 8:15 AM. Lunch is not guaranteed for day-of registrants. 

Questions? Contact Kathleen Waite, Education Manager, at kwaite@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or toll-free 877.703-6900 x6.

Agenda - (subject to change) 

Click the title of the presentation to view the slides. We will not have printouts at the event;  you may print them at home and bring to take notes during the presentation, or bring a device. There will be guest wifi. These slides are posted for personal educational use only. They may not be used or shared without the presenter's permission. Files will take a moment to load.

Time Main Auditorium Pigott 103  Pigott 102
9:00-9:10 AM Welcome    
9:10-10:00 AM Patient Panel: Living with Multiple Health Conditions (no slides)
10:00-10:10 AM Break
10:10-11:10 AM What the History of IBD Tells Us About the Possible Future of Treatments
Brian Orr, ND
IBD 101
Garrick Brown, MD
How Treatment Goals Differ in Pediatric IBD  
Jonah Essers, MD 
11:10-11:25AM Break
11:25-12:10 PM All About Biologics
Anita Afzali, MD

Managing Stress through Mindful Awareness (no slides)
Anna M. Charbonneau, PhD

School & Workplace Accommodations & Self Advocacy
Teresa Wachs, RN
12:10-1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00-1:45 PM

How to Safely & Effectively Use Integrative Medicine
Trina Seligman, ND, LAc 

1:45-1:55 PM Break
1:55-2:40 PM When A Family Member Has IBD – The Impact and How to Cope (no slides)  Panel of caregivers, moderated by Emily Whitish, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
5 Things Every IBD Patient Needs to Be Doing
Michael Chiorean, MD
Surgery for Crohn's Disease
Alessandro Fichera, MD

2:40-2:50 PM Break
2:50-3:30 PM

Future Directions in IBD: Treatments & Approaches
Jason Harper, MD 

Finding Freedom in IBD – Cultivating Vitality and Well-Being Right Now (Even if You’re Sick)(no slides) 

Emily Whitish, Licensed Mental Health Counselor 

Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis 
Anjali Kumar, MD 

Program partially supported by Digestive Health Specialists, Virginia Mason, and a charitable grant from Pfizer.

Virginia Mason

Program partially supported by exhibit fees from the following companies:

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Program partially supported by educational grant from AbbVie

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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