The Schubert-Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Cincinnati Children's, in collaboration with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Southwest Ohio, offers an education day for patients with IBD and their families.
The 10th Annual IBD Family Education Day was held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at The Manor House in Mason, Ohio from 11 am - 4 pm.
The 11th Annual IBD Family Education Day will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2016.
The Keynote Speaker in 2015 was Megan-Kate Hoover.
Megan-Kate Hoover grew up with her parents and two older siblings in a small city in Washington State. At the age of 9, Megan-Kate began having severe arthritis, lethargy, and pain. Obtaining a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease and achieving remission took 6 years.
During this long journey, animals became the one consistent thing in her life. Animals provided distraction from the pain, medications, and the difficult aspects of managing life with Crohn’s. Her passion for animals became a career.
Four years ago, Megan-Kate was contracted to assist the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens in raising and training two cougar cubs. She is now the Zoo’s Animal Curator, training all animals. Cincinnati is home, where she met her husband, owns a home, created a new life and career with the zoo... and she has Crohn’s disease.
Please find the presentations from the 2015 IBD Education Day below:
- IBD 101: Understanding Your Child’s Diagnosis– Philip Minar MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- What’s Food Got To Do With It? The Facts About Nutrition And IBD– Leah Barron RD, LD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Mindful Parenting of the Child with IBD– Michael W. Mellon PhD, ABPP, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Newer Therapies for the Treatment of IBD– Shehzad A. Saeed MD, FAAP, AGAF Schubert-Martin IBD Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Biologic Therapy in IBD– Manoj Singh MD, Trihealth Digestive Institute
- Complementary and Alternative Therapies in IBD– Sandra C. Kim MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- Herbs, Germs, and Oils: What We Know and What We Don’t– Chelly Dykes, MD, Schubert-Martin IBD Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Transition from Pediatric Care to Adult Care – Erin Holbrook MSW, LSW, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- IBD and Women’s Health– Lisa S. Lestina MD, Ohio GI and Liver Institute
- Research Update: Looking for the Answers– Ted Denson MD, Schubert-Martin IBD Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Gut Bugs: How Microbiome Research is Impacting the Future of IBD – Ted Denson MD, Schubert-Martin IBD Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center