From 10.30am on Saturday 21st November 2016, the hospital will be presenting a series of talks and discussions on everything to do with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The Medical Education Centre at St Mark’s will be full of stalls hosted by IBD charities, organisations and St Mark’s staff that will be giving out information and advice throughout the morning and the hour and a half lunch break. We’ll also have an inflatable bowel which you can walk through and learn more about what’s going on inside people with IBD.
This event is free to attend thanks to generous support from the Big Lottery Fund, so come join us for a sandwich and to further your understanding of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
The day lines up as follows:
Doors open at 10.30am and the first talk is at 11am.
- A brief history of St Mark’s Hospital and the treatment of bowel disease
- How bowels work
- Medical management
- Surgical management
- Specialist nursing services at St Mark’s
Lunch at 12.30pm
There will be a light lunch of sandwiches and soup provided by our supported G4S. However, we ask those attending with specific dietary requirements to bring their own food. There will also be an informal lunchtime talk regarding children/young people and IBD.
The afternoon session begins at 2pm.
- Psychiatry and IBD
- Food and Diet in IBD
- Investigations – tests and procedures for diagnosing and monitoring
- Q&A sessions
Finish at 3.30pm
For further information view a PDF of the IBD open day 2015 flyer.