Clinician Education

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation offers healthcare providers a wide range of education and resources to support and improve your understanding of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These patient-centered education programs combine training in the current standard of care with the latest in cutting-edge research. Our comprehensive educational resources cover a range of topics from initial diagnosis and treatment to ongoing IBD management.


Challenges in IBD Care

We have identified several challenges in educating and training health providers in the care and management of IBD.

  • IBD is becoming more complex despite diagnostic and therapeutic advances.

  • IBD requires specialized training and resources for gastroenterologists, nurses, and advanced practice providers.

  • It is necessary to improve shared decision-making between providers and their patients, including the selection of appropriate therapies.

  • There is an ongoing need for support in addressing stress, anxiety, depression, nutrition, and other patient priorities.

The Foundation offers several programs and resources to address the challenges in IBD care and emphasize the importance of patient priorities. We invite you to participate and partner with us in providing improved care to patients with IBD.