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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

We're rePresenting!

11:49 AM Posted by Tiffany Taft , , ,
On November 2nd, the CURED Foundation - a patient advocacy group dedicated to people living with Eosinophilic GI Diseases such as Eosinophilic Esophagitis or Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis - is hosting its first annual Patient Education Symposium at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.  And we've been asked to speak!

Stephanie and I are giving 2 talks on Saturday.  The first is on health related quality of life for adults living with these conditions, including some of the main concerns that patients have, the effects of the treatments (especially restricted diets), and how these concerns are related to other things like mental health and illness symptom activity.  The second will be for parents of kids with EGIDs and what we understand about caregiver stress, including how it's related to the child's illness, treatments, and behavior.  Both of these talks are from research studies that I did at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the Center for Psychosocial Research in GI.

We couldn't be more honored to be part of this inaugural conference and speaking with some of the world's leading experts on EGIDs.  We look forward to learning from our colleagues and hopefully sharing some of our knowledge with the people most affected by these conditions.

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