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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Events and Support Resources

We understand that living with inflammatory bowel disease can be challenging. Our team offers monthly support groups as a resource to bring together patients facing these chronic diseases. As leaders in the field, we also provide ongoing educational programming to help both patients and medical professionals better manage IBD. Learn more about:

IBD Support Group

We host a monthly support group for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and their families. Meetings are held at our downtown offices, located at 150 E. Huron Street, 9th floor. We validate parking in the 150 E. Huron garage. Support group events are held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted.

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Educational Events for Patients and Families

A patient advisory board is forming to engage our patients as our partners in the science and delivery of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis treatment. Learn more about our patient advisory board and how you can get involved with the IBD Center.

Upcoming Events

The IBD Center offers events throughout the year. Check back frequently for more information or email and ask to be added to our mailing list.

Introducing IBD 360°™: Comprehensive Care for Crohn’s and Colitis
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Westin River North Hotel
Free and open to the public

Learn more about the path to a cure and options for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. At this special event for Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis patients and families, University of Chicago Medicine experts will cover topics including:

  • New research findings
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Coping with chronic illness
  • Transitioning from pediatric to adult care
  • Maternal and fetal care
  • Your microbiome
  • IBD clinical trials

Event parking is available for a fee.
» To Register or Learn More

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Events for Physicians, Nurses and Students

IBD University
Created in 2008, IBD University provides training and educational programs taught by the inflammatory bowel disease experts at the University of Chicago Medicine. IBD-U™ offers: customized industry education programs; training for medical students, residents and fellows; programs for physicians and allied healthcare professionals; programs for visiting clinical observers and postdoctoral scholars; advanced fellowship programs; and patient education.

To learn more about IBD-U™ programs, please call (773) 702-6073 or email

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