A diagnosis of IBD can be a knockout punch for parents and their children, as well as siblings, grandparents: the whole family. Join us on Saturday 25th June in Manchester for a meeting for families who have a child affected by Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.
Specialists who treat children with IBD from hospitals across the North West of England will be on hand to give presentations, host discussion groups and answer questions. Parents and children will benefit from the meeting by having the opportunity to:-
- Listen to presentations from medical professionals who treat children with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (IBD).
- Meet and chat to other families in a similar situation.
- Learn about the latest research into better treatments and an eventual cure.
- Informal friendly sessions for children and teenagers led by IBD specialist nurses to chat, ask questions and make friends – many children who suffer from IBD feel isolated and alone.
- Listen to young people talk about being diagnosed with IBD and coping with school, exams, relationships and preparing for college, university or work.
- Parents have the opportunity to join discussion groups led by medical professionals on subjects such as ‘Living & Coping with IBD’, ‘Surgery, Stomas & Pouches’, ‘Nutrition & Diet’, Research’ and ‘treatment’.
To find out more and secure you place at the meeting, contact Jayne at the CICRA office:-
Telephone 020 8949 6209