Patient and Family Resources

Liver Support Group

The Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health Liver Support Group meets one or two times a year for a family-oriented education program and socializing. Topics covered include testing for liver disease, complications of liver disease, impact of chronic disease on the family, liver transplant, nutrition and the liver and drugs for liver disease. For more information and future meeting dates call Sharon McPheeters at 317-944-3774.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Chapter

The local chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America hosts meetings in conjunction with the Riley Hospital for Children Gastroenterology at IU Health. Check the CCFA website is updated frequently to list upcoming meeting dates.

Gluten-Free Living

Gluten Free Living Now is a non-profit group with the mission to build, support and enhance the gluten free community through lifestyle advice and educational resources.

International Celiac Disease Symposium

The International Celiac Disease Symposium is held annually in various cities. The 2013 conference takes place in Chicago, Illinois. 

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Butterflies and Belly Aches

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Is Vomiting and Difficulty Eating Always Reflux?

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