Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Upcoming CURED / Cincinnati Children's Eosinophilic Patient Education and Research Conference

CURED (Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disorders) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital are co-hosting a patient education and research conference on November 2nd - 4th, 2012 for physicians, scientists, nurses, social workers, medical care team members, patients and families, regarding diagnosis, therapy, psycho/social aspects and the science of eosinophilic disorders.

The purpose of the conference is "to share and gain knowledge in the emerging field of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGID), including eosinophilic esophagitis".

The conference will take place at the Main Campus of Cincinnati Children's Hospital (Burnet Campus) at 3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH.

According to the CURED website, the conference objectives are as follows:
  1. Present updates on the diagnostic criteria for eosinophilic disorders
  2. Discuss the latest research advances in eosinophilic disorders and their application to patient care
  3. Discuss the psycho/social factors faced by families and patients and how to apply to better disease management
  4. Enumerate Therapeutic options and resources for patients who have EGID

The registration form lists the conference agenda, which is as follows:  

Friday, November 2, 2012 
  • 8 am - 5:30 pm - Research and continuing education seminar for (ages 13 and older only).  Childcare arrangements will be made for children 12 and under. CME credit is available for this seminar.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 
  • 8 am - 5:15 pm - Patient education conference.  The conference will include lectures by those involved in GI, allergy, psychology, nutrition and more. 
  • 7:30 - 9:30 - Meet and Greet at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront (different location than the conference).

Sunday, November 4, 2012 
  • 9 am Continental Breakfast and Lecture by Dr Marc Rothenberg

If you would like to register for the conference, the registration form (which also lists the conference fees) and an option to pay the conference fees online are available via the CURED website.

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