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    Your invitation to JOIN US in Cambridge.

    IBD Family Information Day.  Saturday 12th November 2016,
    Medical professionals from hospitals across the East and Sou…

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    Our new address is:


    Pat Shaw House

    13-19 Ventnor Road



    SM2 6AQ

    Telephone: 020 89…

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    A great opportunity to ask questions directly to specialists who treat children with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Co…

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    We are moving office on Monday 26th September and will have limited access to telephones and our computer systems until …

    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 are invited for the CICRA 2017 grants.   Guidelines and application forms are available to download for a, 3 year PhD studentship or a Research Project (to a maximum of £100,000)  All applications will be subject to Peer Review.

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

    For further details please CLICK HERE.