IBD Health & Wellness Education Event

Start Date: April 14, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We are excited to announce our 2nd annual community education event in Agoura Hills! Please join us to connect with those in our community affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Come learn about research and disease management strategies that offer the hope of better treatments and cures.

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center: Agoura Room (27040 Malibu Hills Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301)

Who's Invited: Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis patients, family, friends, health care professionals & others interested in learning more about these diseases and how to manage them. This program is not accredited for continuing education credits

Tickets: $5 registration fee if you register by Thursday, April 11, 2019. $10 registration fee after April 11, 2019. If this fee presents a burden to your family, please contact us. 

Parking: Free 

Questions? Contact our offices at losangeles@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or 310-478-4500

  • Lunch and Registration
  • Welcome
    • Janet Rich, Board Member and Event Chair
  • Moment of Hope
    • Robin Satnick
  • Foundation Information and Resources 
    • Maggie Wesiberg, Executive Director-Greater Los Angeles Chapter
  • Research Update
    • Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD 
  • Diet & Nutrition 
    • Erin Feldman, RD, CSP
  • Emotional Health and IBD
    • Britt Fishman, LMFT

Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and the Director of Precision Health at Cedars-Sinai.

Dr. McGovern completed his PhD and Fellowship at the University of Oxford in the UK. As well as being an IBD clinician his group studies the genetics of IBD in diverse populations and work to use their findings to develop better ways of classifying IBD and also for the development of new therapies for IBD. 
His research is funded by the NIH, the European Union, and the Helmsley Charitable Trust and his group have published more than 100 original peer reviewed papers in journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics, the Lancet, Cell, and Science. He is a member of the steering committee for the International and North American IBD Genetics consortia, as well as the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation’s Microbiome Initiative. In addition, he is the co-chair of the Los Angeles Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s medical advisory committee and a member of the Foundation's National Scientific Advisory committee. Recently, he was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

Erin Feldman, RD, CSP

Erin Feldman is a registered dietitian who is board certified in pediatric nutrition. She obtained her undergraduate degree in dietetics and food administration from CSU, Chico and completed her nutrition internship training through Viterbo College in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Erin has worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 20 years where she provides medical nutrition therapy to patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She specializes in conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and failure to thrive.

She works with patients and their families to provide nutrition evaluations and education that is specific to individual needs with the goal of implementing a well balanced diet, high quality diet that is well tolerated.

Britt Fishman, LMFT

Britt Fishman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Camarillo and Agoura Hills, CA.  She earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and her Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Michigan.

In addition to private practice, Britt has clinical experience in various settings, including residential programs, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, family service agencies, and school counseling.  She takes a special interest in working with children and adolescents, as well as clients of all ages living with a chronic illness.  Working collaboratively with her clients, Britt integrates many different therapeutic approaches such as client-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and play therapy for her younger clients. 

Britt has lived with Crohn's Disease, an autoimmune illness of the digestive system, for nearly her whole life.  She works hard promoting awareness of the social and emotional challenges of having a chronic illness, hoping to increase resources and support and reduce the stigma associated with having a chronic illness.  She has conducted trainings for therapists working with chronically ill clients and facilitated a chronic illness support group for 4 years.  

Platinum Community Sponsors

  • Norma Bubar 
  • Denenberg Fine Arts 



Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center
27040 Malibu Hills Road Agoura Room
Agoura Hills, California, 91301

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