CCA News

ABC Radio National interview: supporting kids with IBD and other chronic illnesses in remote locations

Associate Professor Ed Giles and Awareness Month Champion Aiyahna spoke with ABC Host and CCA Ambassador Jacinta Parsons on ABC Radio National's Life Matters program this morning about the care and support received by kids living with IBD and other chronic health diseases across Australia, especially in regional, rural and remote locations.

CCA CEO Joins EFCCA Roundtable discussion in Mexico City

CCA CEO Joins EFCCA Roundtable discussion in Mexico City This year, the central theme for World IBD Day was “IBD…

Australian landmarks light up purple in support of people living with Crohn’s and Colitis

Shine a Light on World IBD Day – 19 May Australia, 16 May 2024 – This World IBD Day, towns…

Survey: Sexual and reproductive health needs of women who live in Australia with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Researchers at Western Sydney University and Auckland University of Technology want to understand what the sexual and reproductive health needs are of women who live in Australia with the chronic condition of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Notice Of Annual General Meeting

Notice is given that an Annual General Meeting of the ACCA trading as Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) will be held virtually this year via Zoom Video Conference on Monday 25 May 2020 at 6:30pm AEST.

Sarah was told by a doctor, “I’ll eat my shoe if your three-year-old son has IBD”

Chris is three years old, loves Spider-Man, kicking the footy, Paw Patrol and family time. He is extremely easy going, takes everything in his stride and goes with the flow. Very cheeky, affectionate and sweet!

A Crohn’s diagnosis at age 15: Aiyahna’s Story

Aiyahna’s journey with Crohn’s Disease began when she was just 15 years old. Unlike many Crohn’s sufferers (where finding an answer can sometimes take years), her diagnosis happened quickly following the discovery of a fistula that had tunnelled its way through the wall of her colon, as well as ulceration and inflammation throughout the entirety of her digestive tract.

Crohn’s and Colitis Australia calls for policy changes to save kids’ guts!

Research reveals that young people with IBD aren’t receiving the care they need. Australia, 1 May 2024 – Research has…

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.