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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.


A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.


The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of participation or visit.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)

It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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