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APC Microbiome Ireland Marks World IBD Day

18 May 2023

World IBD Day takes place on 19 May each year and unites people worldwide in their fight against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel diseases or IBD.

IBD, including Crohn’s & Colitis Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide leading to ill-health and suffering. There is no cure and no known cause.

At APC we are investigating the role the microbiome, immune system and lifestyle may play in IBD. A better understanding of these diseases will allow us to develop new therapies, treatments, and innovations that are tailored to tackle this chronic disease that impacts millions worldwide. To support World IBD Day 2023, APC will be hosting a series of activities involving patients, clinicians and the research community to help shed light on and promote understanding of this major health issue.

If you are an IBD patient, carer, family member, friend or simply interested in the latest IBD research please join us to mark this important issue.


Friday 19th May

We are delighted to launch IBD Insights: living with the disease. The articles were co-authored by scientific researchers and a panel of IBD patients as part of a wider Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) study with view to sharing information the panel felt was important to the IBD community.

Article 1: Patient to Patient tips on disease management

Webinar: "Our mindset around ageing needs to change”

Join APC Deputy Director Prof Subrata Ghosh, APC Principal Investigator Prof Jens Walter, Gastroenterologist Dr Jane McCarthy and Robert Coote, Crohn’s and Colitis Ireland as they discuss the latest IBD research and current clinical practice for treating the disease.

Time: 1.00PM - 2.00PM

Location: Online via MS Teams

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 375 690 379 070
Passcode: GKvpva


Tuesday 23rd May

Join our IBD Conversation Café and share your experiences & ideas in an informal, friendly setting. Featuring Prof Subrata Ghosh, APC researchers and Victoria Spillane, Research Support Officer at APC and a patient representative from Crohn's and Colitis Ireland. Open to IBD patients, carers, family and friends.

Time: 6.00PM - 8.00PM

Location: Dr Dora Allman Room, The Hub, University College Cork

Registration: forms.office.com/e/Es1391Zt4u


Host Institution

Host Logos - UCC and Teagasc

Partner Institutions

APC Microbiome Ireland

Biosciences Building, University College Cork, Ireland,