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Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Patient Symposium

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Taking care of your disease — a patient symposium focused on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).


Everyone impacted by IBD (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis) is invited to attend —including patients, family members and doctors who treat this condition.


Check in begins at 6 p.m. and program starts at 6:30 p.m, and will end at 9 p.m.

Topics include:

  • What is Crohn’s and Colitis and What Causes It?
  • Crohn’s and Colitis: Medical Management / Pediatric Gastroenterology / Surgical Management
  • A Patient’s Perspective


Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine

Walter A. Koltun, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Professor of Surgery; Director, Penn State
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center;
Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery;
Peter and Marshia Carlino Chair in
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Marc Schaefer, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics;
Associate Director of Pediatric Inflammatory
Bowel Disease; Penn State Children’s Hospital;
Penn State Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Andrew Tinsley, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine;
Associate Director
Penn State Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center


This is a free event, but space is limited.


The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

Access (ADA)

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