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Reporters invited to attend leading IBD meeting: Crohn's & Colitis Congress®

Feb 7-9, 2019 in Las Vegas

American Gastroenterological Association

Nov. 15, 2018 -- The Crohn's & Colitis Congress, the premier conference for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) health care providers and researchers, invites media to register for the 2019 meeting. A partnership of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the Congress will disseminate the latest research and care strategies to ultimately improve the lives of the estimated 3 million Americans living with IBD.

Where: Bellagio Las Vegas, Nevada

When: Feb. 7-9, 2019

Why: The Crohn's & Colitis Congress aims to transform IBD care by bringing together IBD health care providers and researchers to discuss the latest research and trends in IBD patient care. Last year, more than 1,300 IBD professionals attended the meeting. This year's attendees will learn from multidisciplinary speakers consisting of gastroenterologists, pediatricians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, dietitians, mental health professionals and patients. The most advanced, cutting-edge research will be presented to assist the IBD community in providing the best quality of care to patients living with these diseases.


  • Pre-meeting news: Prior to the meeting, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and AGA will share embargoed data to be presented during the Congress with registered media and can facilitate pre-meeting interviews with investigators and IBD thought leaders.
  • On-site access to experts: Leading IBD experts will be available to meet with reporters one-on-one. For a diverse perspective on the science presented at the meeting, we can also connect you with our patient speakers.


Register: Contact Jessica Duncan at"> to register, request to be added to the pre-meeting news media list or with any additional questions. There is no cost for media and bloggers to register.

Learn more about IBD:

  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
  • American Gastroenterological Association

About the Crohn's & Colitis Congress®

The Crohn's & Colitis Congress®, taking place Feb. 7-9, 2019, in Las Vegas, combines the strengths of the nation's leading IBD patient organization, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (formerly CCFA), and the premier GI professional association, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Together we are committed to convening the greatest minds in IBD to transform patient care. The Crohn's & Colitis Congress is the must-attend meeting for all IBD professionals. Learn more at

About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is the largest non-profit, voluntary, health organization dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The Foundation's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who are affected by these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research; providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public; and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD. For more information visit, call 888-694-8872, or email">

About the AGA Institute

The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization.

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