Eosinophilic Disorders
Events and Educational Opportunities

Events and Educational Opportunities

The specialists here at the Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders (CCED) realize that there is life beyond the clinic and are dedicated and involved in facilitating the quality of the daily lives of those who struggle with these often misunderstood diseases. We work with others to provide educational opportunities and special events. 

The Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease (CURED) hosts a research symposium at Cincinnati Children's to share and gain knowledge in the emerging field of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGID), including eosinophilic esophagitis. This conference is not only for physicians, scientists, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and medical care team members but also for patients and families. Everyone with a personal or professional interest in EGID is invited. Participants gain knowledge about the diagnosis, therapy, psycho / social aspects and the science of eosinophilic disorders. 

Save the Date:  November 3, 2023 Virtual Educational Sessions Available (Register with CURED) as part of the Sixth CUREDVirtual Research Conference and Patient Education Program

View videos of prior CURED Research Conference and Patient Education Programs

  Camp Courag'EOS' logo.

In partnership with the Eosinophilic Family Coalition - Cincinnati Chapter (EFC-C), we have launched the first and only camp designed specifically for families living with an Eosinophilic Disorder. This is a weekend of fun, education, self-esteem building and sharing with those who have similar experiences. The camp is held at Camp Joy Outdoor Education Center .

Kid camp activities include hiking, canoeing and making lots of new friends! There will be a variety of activities to help the camper develop a sense of empowerment and accomplishment. All camp activities are in a safe and nurturing environment and will be supervised by the Camp Joy staff in conjunction with volunteers from the Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders (CCED) and the Eosinophilic Family Coalition.

Adults (parents/guardians) will also participate in camp activities and will have breakout sessions lead by experts from the CCED and the community covering a wide variety of topics.

This program is currently available through the Cincinnati Chapter. For information regarding upcoming camps, please email the EFC-C at contact@eoscoalition.org .

Location: Camp Joy

Date: October 29-30, 2022; TBD 2023

More information at Camp Courag"EOS" .

Watch Video "Cincinnati Children's Moms Expand Camp for Kids with Eosinophilic Disorders"

The Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders (CCED) co-hosts an online support group meeting with the Cincinnati Eosinophilic Family Coalition. Learn and share with local, regional, national, and global families and guest speakers about these often-misunderstood diseases.

For dates, times and topics, visit our Facebook Events page.

The Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders (CCED) hosts an education class / lab tour combination on select Wednesdays at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. This 1.5-hour education class and lab tour is for individuals and families who are facing an eosinophilic disorder. A lecture and informal discussion, along with a tour of the research lab, is intended to help explain these disorders and the various approaches to treating them. 

All members of the family are welcome. RSVP (contact cced@cchmc.org) is appreciated. Come learn about these often misunderstood diseases and see where we research them.

For further information, please contact cced@cchmc.org

The Eosinophilic Avengers is the Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders' (CCED) team for the annual Cincinnati Walks for Kids, a great family fundraiser for Cincinnati Children's and the CCED.

Date: Saturday May TBD, 2023

Location: Cincinnati Zoo

The 16th Annual National Eosinophilic Awareness Week will be the third week of May 2023 (May 14-20). 

Be on the lookout for special events that week, For example, Cincinnati Children's started to carry allergy-friendly food products by Enjoy Life Foods and Ian's Natural Foods in the main cafeteria for National Eosinophilic Awareness Week in 2012. These companies make foods that are free of the top 8 allergens (wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, shellfish). 

RSVP by emailing Sean Jameson at sean.jameson@cchmc.org. The Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders (CCED), in collaboration with Cincinnati Eosinophilic Family Coalition (CEFC), hosts an annual laboratory and research interactive workstations tour. This event is an opportunity for you to tour the research labs and to take part in various workstations that our outstanding lab science team are developing for you. This event is open to all ages at no cost to you. Marc E. Rothenberg, MD, PhD, Director of the CCED and physician researcher, will also speak with families about the research that we are doing on eosinophilic disorders.

Please RSVP for our 2023 event by contacting us at CCED, CCED@cchmc.org.

Location: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Main Campus, Location TBD

Date:  TBD, 2023

Visit our Facebook page for more information.

Family Health and Science Expo hosted by Cincinnati Children’s Development Team

TBD 2023

Participating groups: Rothenberg CURED Laboratory and the Food Allergy Program

Lab Tours

Eosinophilic disorder education class for families.

The Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders (CCED) hosts an education class / lab tour combination on select Wednesdays. This education class and lab tour is for individuals and families who are facing an eosinophilic disorder. See the "Eosinophilic Education Class and Lab Tour" dropdown tab on this page for more information.

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