August 9, 1999


FORT WORTH, Texas -- A free symposium on "Coping Successfully with Crohn’s and Colitis" will be presented at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth on Saturday, August 28, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is free to the community and advanced registration is not required.

The symposium is made possible by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) North Texas Chapter.

Providing the first presentation on "What is Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis" is Monte Troutman, D.O., chief of gastroenterology in the UNT Health Science Center’s Physicians & Surgeons Medical Group. Other presenters include Tim Ritter, M.D., Michael R. Bieber, Ph.D., and Carol Ireton-Jones, Ph.D., R.D. Other topics include "Medications and Remicade," "Psychological Aspects" and "Diet and Nutrition."

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic digestive disorders. Approximately one million Americans suffer from these inflammatory bowel diseases.

The UNT Health Science Center is located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. The seminar takes place in Medical Education Building One, first floor, room 108 (Luibel Hall).

For more information, contact the CCFA North Texas Chapter at (972) 243-8959.