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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. 


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Q&A with Your UPMC Total Care-IBD Team

For more information, read a few IBD-related questions that patients frequently ask their physicians.

Watch 2024 IBD U.N.I.T.E.

During the 2024 IBD U.N.I.T.E., attendees learned about micronutrients in IBD, the brain gut connection, and more! You can view the presentations here

You can also view previous IBD U.N.I.T.E. events and additional education below.

2023 IBD U.N.I.T.E.

2022 IBD U.N.I.T.E.

2021 IBD U.N.I.T.E.

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