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    Thanks to all who joined the Twitter ‪#‎IBDchat on Wednesday evening, with topics including diet, symptoms and emotional impact. We hope to post a summary soon!

    Has your child been diagnosed with Crohn’s or Colitis?

    Contact the CICRA office and speak to someone who understands. Our experienced staff, trustees and volunteers have long …

    Manchester IBD Family Information Day – Saturday 25th June PLACES GOING FAST!

    A diagnosis of IBD can be a knockout punch for parents and their children, as well as siblings, grandparents: the whole …

    Wednesday 20th April join us for a live Twitter Q&A session on the possible causes of IBD.

    The ‪#‎IBDchat has been organised by CICRA Trustee Dr Philip Smith and is in collaboration with Crohn’s & Coliti…

    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

    The closing date for the CICRA 2016 grants has passed and applications are now going through the Peer Review process. The results will be announced at the end of February.

    Bursary Grants 2015/16

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

    Applications are also invited all year round from UK based health professionals, and students involved in IBD research, for a Bursary Grant of up to £400 to help with costs of attending related training courses or attending scientific/medical meetings.

    For further details please CLICK HERE.