TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The rates of Canadians living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are on the rise, and to a shocking degree even greater in children under 10 years old. The economic costs, both direct and indirect, are staggering. Quality of life for people with IBD is low across all aspects of health, compared to the general population.
On Thursday, November 1st, to kick off Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month, the CCFC will be releasing the detailed findings from its newest research study titled The Impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Canada 2012 - Final Report and Recommendations.
This publication includes alarming data that have dramatic implications for patients, healthcare professionals, caregivers and the community at large.
Topics covered include:
- Current prevalence and incidence rates
- The shocking costs of IBD to the health care system, individuals and society
- The quality of life impact of IBD
This event will showcase the results from the report and future recommendations and announce the three public policy priorities that the CCFC has committed to advancing.
|When:||Thursday, November 1st, 1:00 p.m.|
|Where:||Mount Sinai Hospital, 60 Murray Street, L3-Room 201|
|Speakers:|| Kevin Glasgow, MD, FRCPC, CEO, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada
Joseph Mapa, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Hospital
A. Hillary Steinhart, MD, MSc, FRCP(C), Head, Combined Division of Gastroenterology
Mount Sinai Hospital/University Health Network
Ruth Scully, Parent & CCFC Volunteer, Toronto
For more information about the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, please visit: www.ccfc.ca.
SOURCE: Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC)
For further information:
or to confirm you attendance at the media launch, please RSVP to:
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada