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WDHD 2017

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD):
Navigating Evolving Therapies in an Evolving Disease

Message from Dr. Charles Bernstein, Chair of WDHD 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of idiopathic chronic inflammatory intestinal conditions. The two main disease categories are Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), which have both overlapping and distinct clinical and pathological features.

The pathogenesis of IBD is incompletely understood. Genetic and environmental factors such as altered luminal bacteria and enhanced intestinal permeability play a role in the dysregulation of intestinal immunity, leading to gastrointestinal injury... Read more here!

Highlights and Happenings of WDHD 2017

Meet the Steering Committee

To meet members of the Steering Committee guiding this year's campaign, click here!

Public Events in Honor of WDHD

World Digestive Health Day is celebrated all year long. To help us bring awareness to IBD in 2017, submit your event now!

Supporting WGO Global Guidelines and Cascades

The following WGO Global Guideline and Cascade is featured as a useful resource for the World Digestive Health Day 2017 Campaign.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease


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