Bowel disease open day

Patients, families and friends are all invited to attend an open day on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which includes colitis and Chrone’s Disease in Cork this Saturday, February 1.

Patients, families and friends are all invited to attend an open day on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which includes colitis and Chrone’s Disease in Cork this Saturday, February 1.

The event entitled ‘What’s new in Inflammatory Bowel Disease’ will be chaired by Professor Fergus Shanahan, professor of Medicine in University College Cork, consultant gastroenterologist in Cork University Hospital, and director of the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre.

The open day will address topics such as new drugs, new diagnostics, new research, stress, the microbiota, metabolism, diet and exercise.

The open day is hosted by UCC Department of Medicine and the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, a UCC/Teagasc/CIT Research Centre funded by Science Foundation Ireland and industry, focusing on gastrointestinal health and development of new therapies for debilitating disorders such as Crohn’s disease and colitis (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)and food poisoning (http://apc.ucc.ie).

It takes place from 2pm – 4pm in the main lecture theatre in Cork University Hosppital.