Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Can Be Challenging

Our team offers monthly support groups as a resource to bring together patients facing these chronic diseases. As leaders in the field, we also provide ongoing educational programming to help both patients and medical professionals better manage IBD.

Monthly IBD Support Group

We host a monthly support group for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and their families. Meetings are held at our downtown location on the 9th floor. Support group events are held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted. We validate parking at that location.

Patient Advisory Board

A patient advisory board engages our patients as our partners in the science and delivery of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis treatment. This is an effort to receive feedback of IBD patients to improve patient experience at the University of Chicago Medicine. Please contact us at if you are interested in participating.

Educational Events for Patients & Families

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center offers events throughout the year. Check back frequently for more information.

The Breakthrough Series on IBD

Gaining Control of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: New Concepts for a New Year
An educational seminar for patients and families, presented by David T. Rubin, MD, Russell D. Cohen, MD, and the IBD Center team.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7 - 9PM

Marriott Oakbrook Hotel
1401 22nd St.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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Register by phone: 1-888-824-0200
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IBD Education for Physicians & Nurses

Created in 2008, IBD University provides training and educational programs taught by the inflammatory bowel disease experts at the University of Chicago Medicine. IBD-U™ offers:

  • Advanced fellowship programs
  • Customized industry education programs
  • Patient education
  • Programs for physicians and allied health care professionals
  • Programs for visiting clinical observers and postdoctoral scholars
  • Training for medical students, residents and fellows
Dr Russell Cohen, director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

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To learn more about our programs and events, please call 773-702-6073 or email and ask to be added to our mailing list.

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