• Exeter will be the venue for our next IBD Family Day!


    CICRA invite you to join us for another of our increasingly successful and well attended regional Family Days for children and young people with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.                                                                                                                    

    Where             :           Exeter

    When              :           Saturday 4th October 2014

    Time                :           10am till 430pm

    You will have the opportunity to meet members of the medical profession, members of the CICRA Team and other families in a similar situation.

    The day will be split into different stages.  In the morning there will be talks from doctors on medical matters including research, and presentations from two young people who suffers from Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis.  In the afternoon parents are invited to join small rotating discussion groups (each lasting 35 minutes); you will have the opportunity to join 3 groups out of the 5 on offer.  The discussion groups will include:

    • Living & Coping with IBD
    • Clinical & Treatment
    • Nutrition & Diet
    • Research
    • Surgery & Stoma Care

    Each discussion group will be hosted by a doctor or medical professional.

    The children and young people will have their own session which will be hosted by an IBD Specialist Nurse and members of the CICRA Youth Liaison Team.  These groups encourage informal discussions in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, they are for young sufferers of Crohn’s and Colitis and their siblings.  Sessions encourage children to chat to others in their own age range; there will be 3 sessions on offer (under 11’s will be entertained by a professional children’s entertainer and won’t take part in a discussion group).

    • Teenagers (12-16 years)
    • Young adults (16+)
    • Under 11’s will be entertained by a professional children’s entertainer during the afternoon session.

    We very much look forward to meeting you in Exeter on Saturday 4th October 2014; for more information and to secure you place, please contact Jayne:

    E-mail:  jayneboyd-bell@cicra.org     Telephone:  020 8949 6209.