Young Adult

About this site

The aim of this website is to provide unbiased information for people with IBD based on the type and severity of IBD and the age group of the visitor.

This website is provided by the European Federation of Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA) supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Abbott.

The content was developed by Lucid in consultation with EFCCA and a group of European people with IBD. EFCCA has editorial control over the content of this website.

The LIFE and IBD website topics and content have been directed by a Steering Committee of leading experts and people with IBD, with working groups guiding each module, before then being tested in IBD clinics with people at various stages of diagnosis. The following individuals contributed as Advisors to the development of the website.

Contributors to LIFE and IBD

IBD Specialists
Dr Julián Panés, Spain
Professor Subrata Ghosh, Canada
Dr Janneke van der Woude, The Netherlands
Dr James Lindsay, UK

Clinical psychologist
Dr Kate Russo, UK

IBD Nurse Specialists
Liesbeth Moortgat, Belgium
Niamh Hogan, Ireland
Lisa Younge, UK

EFCCA Board Members
Marco Greco, Italy
Micke Lindholm, Finland
Arjan Kremer, The Netherlands
Chayim Bell, The Netherlands
Salvo Leone, Italy
Ben Wilson, UK
Rod Mitchell, UK
Alexandra Gilati, Greece
Iva Savanovic, Croatia

Further contributors
Nigel Westwood, NACC, UK
Meg Corser, counsellor, UK
Catherine Collins, dietitian, UK
Jenny Sims, Ireland