Child Life and Health

Child Life and Health hosts the paediatric IBD patient and family day

On Saturday 21 May, CIR @Child Life and Health held an event to support young people with IBD and share current IBD research.

After two years of online engagement, CIR hosted an inspiring in-person event, "Paediatric IBD: Let's Talk About Research" at Child Life and Health, Edinburgh's Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP).

The afternoon event explored paediatric inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), like Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. These chronic inflammatory conditions have complex causes and do not currently have cures.

The event invited young people with IBD, along with their families, to tour research labs and clinical facilities, listen to short talks, ask questions from experts, and connect with others with similar conditions.

The event focused on hopes for IBD research and aimed to foster relationships, inspire attendees and let them know that advancing understanding of IBD is a research priority. The event was organised by CIR IBD specialists Professor David Wilson, Research Associate Michelle Wilson, and Dr Gwo-tzer Ho.

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