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When: 15 May
Where. European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
EFCCA will organize an awareness raising event in the European Parliament supported by several MEPs. Read more>>

Worldwide, five million people live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

World IBD Day is marked on 19 May each year. World IBD Day is led by patient organisation representing 35 countries on four continents from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, 27 European nations through the umbrella organisation EFCCA, Israel, Japan, New Zealand to the United States of America.

Please click on World IBD Events to see what happened this year in the individual countries.


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New: Video clip from the World IBD Day 2014 event, Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When: month of May
Where: Israel
CCFI will launch a month long media campaign that promotes awareness for World IBD Day. It will also carry out 4x4 Jeep trips event for children living with IBD. Read more>>

 

When: 15th and 19th May
Where: Beaumont Hospital Dublin and charity event
Awareness raising event in hospital as well as charity zorbing event launching a “Top Tips” information leaflet around the themes of well being and sport. Read more>>

When: 19 May
Where: Buenos Aires , Hippodrome
Press conference with two medical specialists providing information on IBD followed by a patient testimonial explaining what it means to live with IBD in your daily life and a horse-riding class for journalists.  Read more>>

When:month of May
Where: all over Australia
This year our program will carry the ‘Can’t Wait’ theme, conveying the key message that the IBD community can’t wait, and not just in regards to toilet facilities. Read more>>

When: 15 May
Where: European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
EFCCA will host an awareness raising event in the European Parliament supported by several Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).  Read more>>>

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When: 19.05.2012
Where: Warsaw, Katowice, Krakow and Wroclaw
The highlight of our  World IBD Day activities will be a “toilet paper” battle – in this way we want to get attention from decision-makers to our problems such as lack of access to new biological therapies. Read more>>

japan

When: 16 May
Where: Parliament, Wellington
Purple Ribbon event: Over 100 local members and family, wearing purple t-shirts will join together in the grounds of the Parliament to form a purple ribbon and then reform to spell IBD. Read more>>>

US Canada

When: 19 May
Where: Social media 
Young Canadians living with Crohn’s and colitis will be sporting a World IBD Day badge on their social media channels to raise awareness about the impact of IBD on youth. Read more>>

When: 15th and 19th May
Where: Beaumont Hospital Dublin and charity event
Awareness raising event in hospital as well as charity zorbing event launching a “Top Tips” information leaflet around the themes of well being and sport. Read more>>

When: whole month of May
Where: York, London and general media campaign
Following a survey on the theme of IBD Sports and Fitness, 64% of the respondents have agreed to set themselves a challenge for May. Hundreds of people will be walking for Crohn’s and Colitis UK in York (May 13) and London (May 26) . Read more>>

When: month of October
Where: everywhere in France

Traditionally, our National IBD Day is in October. This year the theme will be « Show us your guts! » promoting sports and other cultural events throughout France. Read more>>

When: 19 May
Where: Athens
Public awareness event in downtown Athens ( Korai Squar) organised by ASCC with the support of the Municipality of Athens and under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. their daily life.. Read more>>

When: 15 May
Where: Breakfast television and other places
Members of the Norwegian patient association’s (LMF) youth group will be talking on a highly popular Breakfast television show about IBD. Read more>>>

 

When: 12-19 May
Where: Lubljana, Maribor and other cities
Communication campaign under the slogan  "Currently indisposed - thanks for understanding". Special feature of this communication campaign will be a series of short street theater performances. Read more>>

 

Latest News

 

Running together to raise awareness on IBD - World IBD Day 2014

 

This year EFCCA will participate at the 20 km marathon race in Brussels which will take place just one day before World IBD Day.

 

A team of committed runners from some of the 30 EFCCA national associations will gather in Brussels on 18 May to run the 20 km marathon as part of the EFCCA team. The aim is to raise awareness on the issue of IBD as part of a wider media campaign which will conclude in October 2014.

 

 

 

Launch of 2012 grant programme - IBD Research Foundation

18 May 2012

The IBD Research foundation management board recently decided to launch its 2012 grant program on 19 May, World IBD day. We will make available three grants of 5000,- euro each for IBD related research projects.

 

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World IBD Day 2012- Brussel event

Brussels, 15 May 2012


Representatives of EFCCA meet with Members of the European Parliament to improve life of people living with IBD in the European Union.

 

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Human purple ribbon - New Zealand

New Zealand, 16 May 2012

 

Over 100 local members and family, wearing purple t-shirts joined together to form a purple ribbon and then reformed to spell IBD on the grounds of the New Zealand Parliament.

 

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Crohn's and Colitis and Employment: From career aspirations to reality

03 September 2011

New research has found that 68% of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) feel that they have little or no control over their working conditions and a third receive minimal or no support from their employer.

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Australian Population Study

03 September 2011

The number of Australians living with IBD is on the rise.

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Angela McAvoy Fellowship Progress Report

03 September 2011

Does cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) improve psychological and/or clinical outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

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World IBD Day in Brussels 2011

03 September 2011

World IBD Day events in Brussels, including a meeting with European Commissioners, and an unusual street performance outside the parliament building!

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World IBD Associations