World IBD Day is happening 19-26th May
From 19th to 26th May support groups around the country are raising awareness, holding meetings and having fun.
There will be displays at Farmers and Growers Markets, displays in hospitals and fun events.
Click on your region to see what is happening near you:
Buy an Entertainment Book and raise funds for your area!
Help us raise funds for Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand.
Purchase an Entertainment™ Book from us today and 20% of your book purchase goes towards our fund-raising for your local support group.
News from Europe - EFCCA's latest magazine
To baby or not to baby - that is the question posed and responded to in the latest issue of the EFCCA magazine
There are a number of informative articles written by women with personal experience from throughout Europe.
IMPACT survey - update
The IMPACT survey is now closed. Results will be published in the next few weeks as part of our World IBD Day awareness campaign. Our sincere thanks to the many hundreds of New Zealanders who took part.
Moving On - our latest newsletter
Catch up with what has been happening around New Zealand - it has been a busy few months. Download our summer edition of 'Moving On'.
Is there a therapeutic role for faecal microbiota transplantation in ulcerative colitis?
By: American Journal of Gastroenterology
September 5, 2012
Faecal microbiota therapy (FMT) is the transplanting of faecal bacteria from a healthy individual into a recipient. It is an emerging treatment for several gastrointestinal disorders. There are case reports of FMT successfully treating ulcerative colitis, according to researchers from the University of Washington-Seattle. The researchers suggest that FMT as a treatment for UC holds therapeutic potential and deserves further investigation.
International speaker in Nelson
Dr Corey A. Siegel is the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth Medical School.
He was recently in New Zealand and spoke to over 100 Nelsonian's at the local Crohn's and Colitis Support Group meeting, together with Professor Richard Gearry of Christchurch.
Dr Siegel gave an excellent presentation on Balancing the Benefits and Risks of IBD Treatment.
Dr Gearry's presentation IBD in NZ - Nelson Next on the Research Radar, outlined his plans on conducting research in Nelson this coming summer.
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IMPACT report results
In February, board member Baubre Murray attended the ECCO conference in Barcelona. Here she presents the findings of the European IMPACT survey at the Wellington CCSG meeting held in April.