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IBD U.N.I.T.E. (Unify, Network, Inspire, Treat, and Educate) provides education and support for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and their loved ones. IBD includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis as well as indeterminate, microscopic, or collagenous colitis.

Participants will receive education about the latest advances in care and research for IBD straight from the experts.

Q&A with Your UPMC Total Care-IBD Team

Click here for more information regarding a few IBD-related questions that patients frequently ask their physicians.

IBD U.N.I.T.E 2022
The IBD Patient Over the Lifespan

Saturday, March 5, 2022

This free, virtual event is open to patients, family members, and loved ones, and it is an accredited symposia for nurses and dietitians.

Topics will include:

  • The history of IBD and the impact of medical advancements on treatment strategies
  • Case studies
  • Education for new patients
  • Fertility, nutrition, and behavioral health concerns
  • Caregiver support
  • Ostomy decisions
  • Long-term patient care

Click here to register for IBD U.N.I.T.E. 2022

Email Joy Merusi, director, Digestive Health Programs at

View the 2021 IBD U.N.I.T.E. Patient Education Event

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