The Schubert-Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Cincinnati Children's, in collaboration with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Chapter of Southwest Ohio, offers an education day for patients with IBD and their families.

The 12th Annual IBD Family Education Day was held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at The Manor House in Mason, Ohio from 11 am - 4 pm.

The Keynote Speakers in 2017 were Robert B. Hinton, MD & Sneha Dave.

Robert “Bing” Hinton was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 1983 at the age of 14, and integrating his illness into his life is a continual process.  He worked as a pediatric cardiologist and researcher at Cincinnati Children’s for 12 years and understands chronic disease from both patient and health care provider perspectives.  For the past three years, he has been a director for a family foundation that focuses on health care issues.  He also volunteers for nonprofit groups, including the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and advocates for programs dedicated to patient empowerment.

Sneha Dave was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at age 6 and subsequently had a colectomy with J pouch surgery.  As a freshman in high school, she created the Crohn’s and Colitis Teen Times, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support to others with IBD.  Sneha is a motivational speaker and writes for U.S. News, Girls Globe, and a number of other media outlets.  She also works along with Pfizer to bridge the patient-company gap.  The past summer, she interned at the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation headquarters in Manhattan.  She was selected as a United Nations 2016 Social Good Summit blogger fellow and a delegate to the UN NOVUS Summit.  In her free time, Sneha love to spend time outdoors, and she is currently training to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, which she hopes to summit in December 2017.