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Oct. 3, 2006

UI Specialists To Discuss Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specialists from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will lead a panel of presenters during a special seminar on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Amana Holiday Inn, located at Exit 225 on Interstate 80.

The Iowa Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is presenting "Questions and Answers About IBD: Patient and Family Education Day 2006" to provide opportunities for participants to learn the latest information about the diseases. The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Crohn's and Colitis Support Group is hosting the event.

UI presenters will be:

-- David Elliott, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Internal Medicine

-- Robert Summers, M.D., the James A. Clifton Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine

-- Cyrus Tamboli, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine

-- Aliye Uc, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital of Iowa

The presenters will address a range of topics, including recent ideas about the causes of IBD, the role of the immune system in the diseases and the latest treatments. There will also be a breakout session for youths and parents.

To register, contact Sandra McDonald at or 319-377-4277. The registration deadline is Oct. 5. The registration fee is $15 per person in cash or check and includes lunch and refreshments during breaks. For more information, log onto

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, PROGRAM CONTACTS: Sandra McDonald, 319-377-4277,; Terri Liedtke, 319-396-6647,; Jan Monk, 319-393-7876,