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First Annual Observance of World IBD Day Draws Awareness to Growing Global Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

ge of disease onset typically peaks in adolescent and young adult years, with a second peak in adults over the age of 60.
  • Children diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are vulnerable to growth delays with irreversible consequences, making pediatric IBD a critical health issue.
  • IBD often imposes a significant impact on the quality of life through ongoing symptoms, reduced ability to work, social stigma, bathroom access, difficulty with physical intimacy, and a restriction in career choices.

  • Please visit for more information, including links to the patient groups listed below. The patient organizations will also be represented at booth 1550 during Digestive Disease Week.


    Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
    Marie Granieri, Senior Director of Marketing
    (00) 1 212 685 3440

    Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC)
    Jacqueline Waldorf, Manager of Marketing and Communications
    (00) 1 800 387 1479

    Crohn’s and Colitis Australia (CCA)
    Alison McClelland, PR and Communications Manager
    (011) 61 3 9815 1266

    Association Brazilia Colitis Ulcerosa & Crohns (ABCD)
    Dr. Flavio Steinwurtz
    (011) 55 3064 2992

    National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease (NACC)
    Richard Driscoll
    (44) 0 1727 844296

    European Federation of Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA)
    Marco Greco
    (011) 39 338 923 9700

    World Gastroenterology Association (WGO)
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