Living Strong with Crohn's & Colitis


Start Date: September 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM-3:30 PM

An Educational Seminar for People Living with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Presented by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation in Partnership with Stroum Jewish Community Center  
take control of your symptoms and find support you need for a healthier, happier life 

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM-3:30 PM
Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island, WA
Free to attend and open to the public - Lunch included

Join the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation for “Living Strong with Crohn’s & Colitis,” a free patient education program for people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The Foundation is proud to present the seminar in partnership with Stroum Jewish Community Center as part of the SJCC Healthy U program series.

  • yoga classes and cooking demonstrations
  • expert panels and lectures by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) specialists
  • special activities for kids and teens including yoga, cooking, and playing gaga
  • opportunities to talk with presenters and connect with other patients and families

Presentations and workshops will give patients and loved ones information and tools to treat the whole person, including nutrition, exercise, and mental health. Local healthcare providers will present on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and treatment options.

American Jews of European descent are four to five times more likely than the general population to develop Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. These are lifelong diseases with no cures but you can improve your quality of life through education and connection. This education program is intended for anyone with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, not only those within the Jewish population. 

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Special thanks to Elisa Boden, MD for her help planning this event! 

Agenda - Subject to Change:
9:15-10:00 AM - Check in & Registration
10:00-10:10 AM - Opening Remarks
10:10-10:45 AM - Evolution of Crohn's & Colitis - Elisa Boden, MD - Virginia Mason
An overview of IBD's epidemiology and prevalence around the world and how our approach to treating these diseases has changed over time.

11:05-11:55 AM:
  • Auditorium: Expert Panel: What Causes IBD? Tim Zisman, MD, MPH - UW Medicine; Jason Harper, MD - Swedish
    Discussion of the three elements of IBD: microbiome, genetics, and environmental triggers.

  • Activities Room: Gimme the Basics: What is IBD? Karlee Ausk, MD - Swedish
    An introduction to IBD explaining the differences between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the basics of treatment approaches, and terminology.

  • Cooking Demo - Specific Carbohydrate Diet - AIP Paleo - Tali Guday
    We'll head to the kitchen and learn how to make a dish that is legal on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and AIP paleo diet, and learn a bit more about these dietary therapies. This session has a max capacity of 20.
11:55 AM-12:40 PM - Lunch Break
12:45-1:30 PM:
  • Overview of Medications James Lord, MD, PhD - Benaroya Research Institute
    A review of the medications currently approved to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, with emphasis on biologics and those most recently approved by the FDA.
  • Role of Surgery - Alessandro Fichera, MD - University of Washington
    This lecture will address when surgery is appropriate and review the types of surgery most commonly used to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Yoga: Relaxation & Movement (Session 1)
    IBD patient Andria Clark will lead participants through movements to increase relaxation and reduce stress from living with Crohn's or colitis, or supporting a loved one with these diseases. This session will be held in the JCC's yoga studio. Capacity will be limited but Andria will lead three sessions throughout the program, plus one just for kids and teens.
  • Cooking Demo - Low Fiber and Flare-Friendly -(Session 1) Trina Seligman, ND, LAc - Evergreen Integrative Medicine
    We'll head to the kitchen and learn how to make a dish that is low in insoluable fiber and typically well-tolerated during a flare of IBD, while learning some of the key concepts to keep in mind for nutrition during a flare. This session has a maximum capacity of 20. 
1:45-2:30 PM: 
  • The Role of Diet - David Suskind, MD - Seattle Children's
    Dr. Suskind will discuss the importance of the microbiome and how dietary therapy can help maintain remission in some patients. He will discuss the basics of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and the growing research, including the research he is conducting at Seattle Children's.

  • Health Maintenance & Self Advocacy - Lindsay Masters, BSN, RN - Northwest Gastroenterology Associates
    Ms. Masters will provide an overview of steps every IBD patient should be taking to maintain their general health and advise on ways to be your own best advocate in the doctor's office.
  • Yoga: Relaxation & Movement (Session 2)
    IBD patient Andria Clark will lead participants through movements to increase relaxation and reduce stress from living with Crohn's or colitis, or supporting a loved one with these diseases. This session will be held in the JCC's yoga studio. Max capacity 30.
  • Cooking Demo - Low Fiber and Flare-Friendly - (Session 2) Trina Seligman, ND, LAc - Evergreen Integrative Medicine
    We'll head to the kitchen and learn how to make a dish that is low in insoluable fiber and typically well-tolerated during a flare of IBD, while learning some of the key concepts to keep in mind for nutrition during a flare. This session has a maximum capacity of 20. 
2:45-3:30 PM: 
  • Expert Panel: What's in the Future? David Suskind, MD; James Lord, MD, PhD; Elisa Boden, MD
    IBD specialists will discuss the newest research, medications currently in the pipeline, the importance of clinical trials, and more. 
  • Yoga: Relaxation & Movement (Session 3)
    IBD patient Andria Clark will lead participants through movements to increase relaxation and reduce stress from living with Crohn's or colitis, or supporting a loved one with these diseases. This session will be held in the JCC's yoga studio. Max capacity 30.
PLUS a special track for kids and teens with activities throughout the day!
Tentative schedule:
  • 10:00-10:30 - Ice Breakers & Games
  • 10:30-11:30 - Arts & Crafts
  • 11:30-12:00 - Yoga
  • 12:00-12:40 - Lunch with Parents
  • 12:45-1:30 - Gaga
  • 1:30-2:45 - Make Life with IBD Videos
  • 2:45-3:30 - Cooking

This program is supported by AbbVie.

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Location

Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, Washington, 98040

For more information

425-451-8455
kwaite@crohnscolitisfoundation.org