UPMC will host IBD U.N.I.T.E. (Unify, Network, Inspire, Treat & Educate), a free health education program for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
(IBD) patients, their families and loved ones. This day-long event offers information on advanced IBD treatments
, non-traditional medical approaches to mind-gut health and community resources for comprehensive IBD patient care. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other IBD patients and learn about their experiences.
Pre-registration for the program is required before March 20, 2019.
To register, visit the IBD U.N.I.T.E.
Nearly 1.5 million Americans currently suffer from IBD, a condition that causes inflammation of the intestine. The UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
has one of the largest IBD-subspecialist gastroenterologist teams in the nation and recognizes the impact IBD symptoms can have on a patient’s quality of life.
WHO: Adults with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (collectively referred to as IBD), their families and loved ones. Nurses may receive Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours from this accredited program.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30
WHERE: DoubleTree Monroeville
, Monroeville Convention Center, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville, Pa., 15146; 412-373-7300.
Free, roundtrip, chartered bus transportation will be available from the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. For more information, click here
Note to Media:
To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Madison Brunner at BrunnerM@upmc.edu