Episode 2: Theresa Spiess, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, South Texas Chapter


Today’s guest is Theresa Spiess, the Community Director (now Executive Directory) for the South Texas Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. In this episode, she talks in-depth about the patient-driven initiatives, research, educational programs, and activities of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Theresa gives a brief overview on some new, exciting diagnostic tests being developed as well as an overview on some of the types of research that the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation conducts. The foundation has been involved in every major advancement over the last 50 years, providing more than $330 million in research funding.

Learn more about the research projects of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation at:

Patient Education and Support:
Patient support and education are major initiatives of each local chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Theresa talks about the various webinars, educational events, and patient and family support groups available in South Texas and where to find local information across the United States on the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s website:

Fundraising Activities and Program:
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation conducts national and local fundraising events. From Take Steps walks across the country to local golf tournaments and more, there are a variety of ways to get involved with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s events to raise money and bring the IBD community together.

If you live in the South Texas area and would like to get involved in events here, you can reach out to Theresa Spiess at:
Theresa Spiess
Community Development Manager – Central Texas

For more information about your own local chapter, visit:

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