Local Families Affected by IBD Offered Free Education by Experts from Cincinnati Children's and Other Area Specialists

Saturday, February 25, 2006

CINCINNATI -- On February 25, 2006, the Schubert-Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, supported by an unrestricted education grant from Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, will host an IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) family education day.

The gastroenterology staff from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children's and other invited speakers will address issues and answer questions vital to families affected by Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. The content of the presentations will be geared for parents and adolescents. A sample of session topics, include:

  • Medications and surgery updates
  • Growth and development
  • Nutritional considerations
  • Integrative therapies
  • Insurance issues

"These small break-out sessions not only allow families access to up-to-date information but also provide an opportunity to interact with experts in these areas on a more informal basis," said Susan Moyer, MD, medical director of the Schubert-Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.

Sessions will be held from 8:30 am to 1 pm at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. Registration is required, but the education day is free to all participants. Reservations can be sent to or 513-636-4415 (option 9) with the names, addresses and phone numbers of those attending.

About the Schubert-Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

The Schubert-Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center is part of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children's. The Center's multidisciplinary team of specialists diagnose and treat children and adolescents with IBD. The team focuses on all aspects of caring for those diagnosed with IBD, including medical and surgical treatment, as well as the overall quality of life and issues facing our patients every day. Team members include a medical director, pediatric gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, social service workers and nutritionists. Ongoing therapy can be expedited by the close interaction among the members of the Center providing better treatment, saving time and lowering stress for patients and their families.

About Cincinnati Children's

Cincinnati Children's is a 423-bed institution devoted to bringing the world the joy of healthier kids. Cincinnati Children's is dedicated to transforming the way health care is delivered by providing care that is timely, efficient, effective, family-centered, equitable and safe. It ranks third nationally among all pediatric centers in research grants from the National Institutes of Health. The Cincinnati Children's vision is to be the leader in improving child health.

Contact Information

Amy Caruso, 513-636-5637,