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02 March 2016

Education evening for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Crohn'sDo you suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or are related to someone who does?

Are you a long term sufferer or have you recently been diagnosed and wish to know more about IBD?

An education evening for people with IBD and their families, run by Crohn's and Colitis UK, Avon and North Somerset Group and hosted by Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT), will take place on Tuesday 19th April.

Consultant gastroenterologist at the NBT, Dr Melanie Lockett and her colleagues will provide an overview of the two main Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

All are welcome to this free evening, but to assist us in organising the event we would appreciate you

registering by e-mailing:

For more information call 01275 818802 and ask for Tony.

Event: Crohn's & Colitis UK SW Regional Medical Educational Evening       

Date / Time: Tuesday 19th April 2016 - 6.30pm to 9.15pm

Venue: Learning & Research Building,  Southmead Hospital Bristol,

Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym,  Bristol   BS10 5NB


6.30      Registration & coffee                                                      

6.45      Introduction                                                      

6.50      Who gets IBD and why                                    

7.05      My treatment & IBD drugs / alternative therapies facts & myths                

7.30      The IBD team (Consultant, IBD nurse, GP & patient)       

7.45      Break                                                   

8.00      Diet and IBD                                        

8.15      Fatigue                                                

8.30      Surgery                        

8.45      IBD - The future                                    

9.00      Panel questions                                               

9.15      Close                                                   

How do I register / find out more:

To assist with the organisation of the event please register by e-mailing:

When you register further details will be sent including car parking details and a hospital site map.

For more information call 01275 818802 and ask for Tony.

What is IBD: IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

The two most common forms are Crohn's Disease (often just called Crohn's) and

Ulcerative Colitis (UC). In both UC and Crohn's parts of the digestive system (the gut),

which includes the intestines or 'bowels', become sore and inflamed.

Crohn's can affect any part of the digestive system from the mouth to the anus.

UC affects the colon (large intestine) and rectum.

Who is the event for:

The educational evening is targeted at both new and long term sufferers of IBD and their relatives. 

All are welcome from the Southwest and South Wales.  

Why should I come:

We are pleased to have Dr Melanie Lockett (Consultant Gastroenterologist at the NBT) and her medical colleagues at the event. They will provide an overview of the latest aspects of IBD covering a wide range of topics associated with the disease as shown on the agenda.

There will also be extra time for your questions.

What if I have mobility problems:

The event is at ground level and easily accessible. Please let us know when you register and we can make arrangements for the vehicle barrier to be raised when you arrive.

What is the cost:

The educational event is free of charge, although donations are always welcome to enable us to carry on our valuable work in supporting patients and funding research into the disease.

Please note the on-site multi-storey car park costs £4 for 2-4 hours.