Quick and easy shredded veggie soup

Ingredients Method Can be served as a meal by adding 125g flat rice noodles or 120g cooked prawns/chicken meat. As…

Covid-19 vaccine advice

The Australian Government has accepted the latest advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on the National COVID-19 Vaccine Program for 2024. Adults 65 years and over, or aged 18-64 who are severely immunocompromised, are eligible to receive a booster dose every 6 months. 

CCA & AAPi partnership

Crohn’s and Colitis Australia have partnered with The Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPi) on educational resources for psychologists to help them support patients with IBD.

Thank you to John Brennan

John Brennan has served on the Finance Audit and Risk Committee at CCA since July 2020. For the last three years and seven months he has made a significant contribution to CCA through his work in the risk management space. He has been a solid supporter of the organisation, particularly through the pandemic.  Thanks so much John. We thank you for your assistance and we wish you well with future endeavours.

Key findings from IBD and diet research

In 2023, University of Wollongong PhD student Chiara Miglioretto and her supervisors Prof. Kelly Lambert and Prof. Eleanor Beck, completed research into the dietary information needs of people living with IBD, with help from CCA for participants’ recruitment. The findings are now being published and key insights are informing the development of a patient-centred communication aid tool.

Ustekinumab listed on PBS

Ustekinumab is now listed on the PBS for the treatment of complex refractory fistulising Crohn’s disease (fCD).

2024 Scholarship awarded

We are thrilled to announce that the CCA IBD PhD Scholarship of $96,000 over three years has been awarded to Dr Richard Fernandes, University of Queensland. Dr Fernandes is a gastroenterologist who is undertaking the project  ‘Improving our understanding of post-operative Crohn’s disease recurrence’

“This disease has changed my life in ways I would never have anticipated”

"This disease has impacted all aspects of my life and continues to do so today. It is often misunderstood and overlooked - I hope that my story helps bring just that little bit more visibility for others out there who are also experiencing a similar story to myself and suffering from this invisible disease."