MyIBD Learning: Orange County

April 6, 2024
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In collaboration with:
Improve care now

Join us for a day of learning and connecting IBD patients and caregivers of all ages with helpful resources and the latest research, treatments, and therapies for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.  


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Coming soon!

Event Day


Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. PT


Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please contact Aarushi Malhotra at [email protected].


Getting to the Venue

Experience a tranquil retreat overlooking picturesque waterfront views of Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve at Newport Beach Marriott Bayview. The all-suites family hotel is perfect for soaking up the sun on one of the area's many beaches or for exploring popular local destinations near the hotel, including Balboa Pier, Fashion Island, UC Irvine and Costa Mesa.



There is complementary parking on site!


COVID-19 Related Safety Protocols

  • Masks are not required, but strongly recommended

  • Please practice social distancing whenever possible

  • Frequent cleaning & sanitizing of guest space will be provided

  • Hand sanitizing stations available throughout the event space



Lunch buffet with gluten free/vegetarian options will be served. Refreshments & Coffee service will be available throughout the day. We will do our best to offer a variety of options for different dietary needs. If you have specific needs, you are welcome to bring your own food/beverage to the venue.


Picture/Video Disclaimer

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this program. By attending this program, you grant full permission to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation for the free use of your picture and voice in any broadcast, telecast, print account or any other account in any medium of this event, and acknowledge that the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation does hereby have the unrestrained right in perpetuity to own, utilize, or alter any such pictures or video of me, in any manner it may see fit and for any purpose whatsoever.

Planning Committee
Brigid Boland


Brigid S. Boland, MD

UC San Diego Health

Kelly Issokson


Kelly Issokson, MS, RD, CNSC

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Rebecca Matro


Rebecca Matro, MD

Scripps Health

David Tessler


David A. Tessler, DO, FACG, FACOI

Central Arizona Medical Assocaites



For more information, please contact Aarushi Malhotra, Associate Director, Education & Engagement at [email protected].


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