ImproveCareNow is transforming care, health and costs for all children and youth with IBD through continuous improvement, innovation and discovery. Here are some of the events and opportunities happening in ImproveCareNow.

Upcoming events & opportunities:

Opportunity - Recruiting Participants for a Research Study

Saturday, December 01, 2018 at 12:00 AM
(This opportunity is available through March 2019)


Researchers at Drexel University are interested in understanding body image concerns and disordered eating behaviors in adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This voluntary study is an online survey that is estimated to take 20-30 minutes to complete, and will ask participants to answer a variety of questions about your eating behaviors, quality of life, and emotional health. Participating in this study is your choice and will not impact your care. This study has been reviewed by the Drexel IRB.

You can take the survey here:

Or contact the study coordinator, Jennie David 

Click to view full-size study flyer


Opportunity - PRODUCE Study at Participating ImproveCareNow Centers

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 at 06:00 PM

(this opportunity is available through October, 2019)

Are you Interested in nutrition in IBD?  We are excited to tell you about a new research study called the PRODUCE study - Personalized Research On Diet in Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s diseasE. The PRODUCE study will examine how nutrition impacts symptoms and inflammation in pediatric patients with IBD.  It will ask whether a wholesome diet - the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) - can be used as a treatment therapy. The SCD is a nutritionally complete, grain free diet that is low in sugar and dairy with a focus on fresh, whole and unprocessed foods.  If you would like to find out more information, please contact:  You can also visit the PRODUCE website at:

Spring 2019 Community Conference

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Renaissance Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX

Please note: Friday March 29 is reserved for the QI Bootcamp and Engagement Fair. 

Invitations to register for the Spring Community Conference have been mailed to ICN Network participants and special guests. If you need help registering - please contact us

Fall 2019 Community Conference

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Chicago Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, IL

Please note: Thursday September 19 is reserved for the QI Bootcamp and Engagement Fair. 

Spring 2020 Community Conference

Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Lake Buena Vista, FL

Please note: Thursday, April 2 is reserved for the QI Bootcamp and Engagement Fair.

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