• CICRA Family Day – 17 March in Bristol!

    In collaboration with Professor Bhupinder Sandhu and her team from the Bristol Children’s Hospital,
    CICRA are holding a Family Day with guest speakers and informal discussion groups on:

    Saturday 17th March 2012
    from 10.30 am – 4.30pm

    Armada House,
    Telephone Avenue,
    Bristol BS1 4BQ

    If you are a parent/carer of a child or young person with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis and live in the Bristol area you are invited to join this informal event where there will be an opportunity to meet members of the medical profession from Bristol Children’s Hospital and other guest speakers. There will be ample opportunity to meet and chat with other families in a similar situation to yourselves, and also meet to the CICRA team. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. A map of the venue can be found on the Armada House website (www.armadahouse.co.uk).

    We are still finalising the programme, but we can tell you that during the morning there will be easy to understand talks about medical subjects and a presentation from a young person with Crohn‘s and another with Ulcerative Colitis. After the lunchtime break there will be a number of parallel mini sessions, each group headed up by one or two specialists. Families will be able to move freely between the groups that interest them the most. We expect to cover a good range of topics, some of which are listed below and generally there will be time to join in three of these interactive groups.

    1. Research – what’s new?
    2. Transition/Education
    3. Nutrition and Diet
    4. Living and coping with IBD

    At the same time there will be a separate group for the younger children and a special group for teenagers but they can, of course, stay with parents if they wish.

    If you would like further information or to register your interest please ring the CICRA office on 020 8949 6209

    Alternatively you can contact us from this site stating:

    Your name and address, the Hospital the child/young person is attending, and the ages of all those in your party under the age of 18.

    Please also advise the total number of people wishing to attend meeting and the number requiring buffet lunch.

    NOTE: There are limited places available so if you email your interest you will receive an email by return confirming your place/s if they are still available.