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World IBD Day, led by patient organizations representing 27 countries on four continents, will officially be celebrated on May 19, 2010. Patient groups from the United States, Canada, Australia, 23 European nations, and Brazil are working to draw awareness to IBD.

IBD, which stands for inflammatory bowel diseases, is comprised of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis — two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide (1.4 million in the U.S. alone). Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis directly affect the digestive system and cause intestinal tissue to become inflamed, form sores, and bleed easily. There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives.

Recent Posts

Event in Brussels – EFCCA

May 25th, 2011 by abcd_secretaria

Breaking news on the WORLD IBD DAY event we organised in Brussels on May the 19th.
A great day for people with IBD!
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Crohn’s and Colitis and Employment: From career aspirations to reality

May 18th, 2011 by abcd_secretaria

Crohn’s and Colitis UK is marking World IBD Day 2011 by launching a report on “Crohn’s and Colitis and Employment: From career aspirations to reality’ in the UK Parliament. New research has found that 68% of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) feel that they have little or no control over their working conditions and [...]

Australian Population Study

May 10th, 2011 by cristiane.santos

New research indicates the number of Australians living with IBD is on the rise. A study by gastroenterologist Jarrad Wilson shows the importance of knowing how many people have IBD.
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Angela McAvoy Fellowship Progress Report

May 10th, 2011 by cristiane.santos

LAST year CCA awarded the inuagural $150,000 Angela McAvoy Fellowship to Dr Antonina Mikocka-Walus for her research study, Does cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) improve psychological and/or clinical outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? A pilot randomised control trial. Here Dr Mikocka-Walus provides an update on her study.
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Tweet your support for World IBD Day!

April 29th, 2010 by mgranieri

Show you support World IBD Day through Twitter — please follow us at www.twitter.com/WorldIBDDay and Tweet a message of support on your own Twitter feed. Be sure to include #worldibdday in your message so others can see what you’ve posted!

Fast Facts about Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

April 20th, 2010 by admin

Worldwide, five million people live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases.  

What Is World IBD Day?

March 26th, 2010 by mgranieri

World IBD Day, led by patient organizations representing 27 countries on four continents, will officially be celebrated on May 19, 2010.

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