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A fantastic opportunity for both children with IBD and their parents to meet other families, and find out more about the condition from specialists who treat children with IBD.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Jayne at the CICRA office as soon as possible.

E-mail:  support@c…

Why go to a CICRA IBD Family Information Day?

My husband and I brought Katie along to the Family Information Day and all enjoyed it immensely.

The day was very wel…

Would you like to ask questions directly to specialists who treat children with IBD?

London & South East IBD Family Information Day.

Saturday 1st July 2017.

Specialists from the Royal London Hosp…

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IBD Family Information Day, Saturday 1st July 2017.

Cobham, Surrey.

Programme for the Day

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Our Work

CICRA is the only UK registered charity formed solely to support the ever increasing number of children and young adults with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease – IBD) and their families.  When the charity was formed in 1978 there were no paediatricians specialising in Crohn’s and Colitis in children so CICRA  set up a Fellowship Scheme and many of the leading doctors treating children and young people throughout the UK today have had their specialist training through this scheme.  CICRA continues to offer this opportunity to young doctors  wishing to specialise in gastroenterology.

To support the families CICRA offers literature, telephone help, a ‘Can’t Wait’ toilet card, an E-Pal scheme for children and parents and organises family IBD information days  in all regions of the UK.  This gives  families, children and young  adults the opportunity to ‘meet the specialists’ in small discussion groups and importantly for children and young people to be able to mix with others in their own age group.

CICRA also supports other peer reviewed medical and scientific research, through three further funding streams, aimed at finding more effective treatments and an eventual cure for Crohn’s and Colitis






Funding Opportunities

Applications for the 2018 CICRA grants will be announced here in July 2017.

Applications are invited  at any time from UK based health professionals, and students involved in IBD research, for CICRA bursary grants of up to £400 to help with costs for attending scientific/medical meetings or related training courses.

Applications for the annual John Earnshaw Award of £1,000 are invited from CICRA funded Research Fellows, and others in training in the area of Paediatric IBD, specifically to help with costs of attending UK and International scientific/educational congresses.

For further details please CLICK HERE.