Happening nearby: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation conference at Shoreline CC Saturday

For some 40,000 Washington residents diagnosed with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) — including a growing number of infants and children under the age of 18 — the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is on a mission to assist and to educate.

This Saturday, April 12, CCFA Northwest is sponsoring a day-long IBD Education Conference at Shoreline Community College. This annual program brings together leading Seattle-area health care providers speaking on a range of topics including treatment options, nutrition, integrative medicine, coping strategies, and a look at the research that CCFA helps fund in the search for a cure.

The free event runs from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the PUB Main Dining Room of Shoreline CC, located at 16101 Greenwood Ave. N. in Shoreline. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. It’s open to Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis patients, relatives, friends, health care professionals and interested parties. The program is not accredited for continuing education credits.

Special activity sessions will be held for kids and teens in grades 2-12 that include games, arts and crafts, and a special Q & A. The online registration deadline is Wednesday, April 9. Registration will also be available at the event. You can register here.

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