Session Topics

**Important notice: In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation currently affecting the UK the charity has taken the decision to cancel all Education Programme events. As a charity we are taking all necessary steps to ensure we are protecting the health and wellbeing of our members, supporters, volunteers and staff, and feel that cancelling these events is the most sensible and appropriate action to take.**

What's covered

About Crohn’s and Colitis, diagnosis and investigations: Newly diagnosed or awaiting diagnosis? We know you have questions. This session will help you understand the basis of Crohn’s and Colitis and will also help you understand some of the common tests used to diagnose and assess the conditions.   

Crohn’s and Colitis and mental health: We know that living with Crohn’s or Colitis can have an impact on your mental health. In this session we’ll explore practical ways to help you cope.

New treatments in Crohn’s and Colitis: Research is taking place all the time to better understand Crohn’s and Colitis, to develop new innovative treatments, and to ultimately find a cure - find out about the latest research. 

Practical Tips: This session will look at practical tips for managing your Crohn’s or Colitis.

Drug treatments in Crohn’s and Colitis: This session looks at common medications and explains the importance of finding the right medication for you.   

Pregnancy and fertility:  Are you thinking of trying for a baby or are you already pregnant? If so, this is the talk for you. This session will give you insight into all aspect of having children when you’re living with Crohn’s or Colitis. 

What is the role of diet in Crohn’s and Colitis? We know that food affects everyone differently and that it can be confusing working out how food affect you. This session explores how diet could help you manage some of your symptoms. 

New and alternative treatments in Crohn’s and Colitis: Explores complementary and alternative therapies, the evidence-base supporting use of these treatments, and how to choose and use them safely.    

Growing up: Explores how to manage moving from paediatric to adult care services.   

Living with Crohn’s or Colitis: We know that living with these conditions can impact education, employment and finances. Crohn’s & Colitis UK deliver this session and talk about how the charity can support you.   

Surgery in Crohn’s or Colitis: The role of surgery in managing Crohn’s and Colitis.   

Cancer and Crohn’s and Colitis – should I be concerned? Having Crohn’s or Colitis could increase your risk of bowel cancer. In this talk we’ll explore the facts and discuss how you can manage your risk.