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    Last places available for Manchester IBD Family Information Day, Saturday 25th June 2016.

    The meetings are a great way to meet and chat to other families in a similar situation.  Youngsters with IBD can often …

    TRAVEL INSURANCE information sheet available.

    To receive your copy, please contact Jayne at the CICRA office by e-mail:  support@cicra.org…

    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 …

    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

    Following our annual call for funding applications we are pleased to announce that after a rigorous peer review process the following grants were awarded.   CICRA’s  total current commitment to research into Inflammatory Bowel Disease is almost £1million.

    A Dave Casson three year Research Fellowship was awarded  to Drs Matt Zilbauer and Rob Heuschkel at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge,   a three year PhD Studentship to Dr Mairi McLean of Aberdeen University and a 2 year Project Grant to Professor Deborah Christie at UCHL

    Bursary Grants 2016

    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.