Crohn's & Colitis Community Support Group for Patients

New York, NY 10017

National Virtual Resources

Meets: Thursdays, 8:30 - 10:00 PM, Monthly

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Week 1: IBD 101

Thu, July 9, 2020 8:30-10:00 PM EST, 5:30-7:00 PM PST

DESCRIPTION:

This session will help you learn more about the basics of living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition to sharing experiences of being diagnosed and dealing with IBD, these discussions can help you generate questions for your health care team and form a plan of action for your own disease management.

Week 2: Medical Management- clone

Thu, July 16, 2020 8:30-10:00 PM EST, 5:30-7:00 PM PST

DESCRIPTION:

Discussions in this session will help inform you about different treatment options. You will learn more about the main medication categories, surgical options, alternative medicines and more. As always, personal experiences are a valuable part of the overall conversation, so be sure to share them with one another.

Week 3: Diet and Nutrition

Thu, July 23, 2020 8:30-10:00 PM EST, 5:30-7:00 PM PST

DESCRIPTION:

Learn about how changes in diet can affect IBD. This session will help clarify the difference between diet and nutrition, and give you a chance to share tips for how to adjust eating habits during flare-ups. After this session, you'll be ready to take on the challenges that may come with eating and IBD.

Week 4: Living with IBD

Thu, July 30, 2020 8:30-10:00 PM EST, 5:30-7:00 PM PST

DESCRIPTION:

For the final session of this online support group series, we'll discuss how to live well with IBD. Find out about important support resources, how to create a support system, and other coping techniques. Share advice and learn from one another when it comes to maintaining the best possible quality of life.