Events & Support Groups

Public Events and Seminars

The CADC hosts events and seminars for patients and the general public. Event offerings change periodically - please visit again or join our email list for updates.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - Info Table

Date: Monday, 3/27 and Thursday, 3/30
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 p.m.
Location: NYP/Weill Cornell, Garden Cafe vending area (basement, near K/F/W elevators)

This Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, NYP is encouraging patients and staff to learn more about colon cancer and the available prevention, treatment, and screening options through our 'Make That Call' campaign.

2017's special theme at NYP/Weill Cornell is genetic factors - Individuals' risk of colorectal cancer can be elevated based on a range of factors, including: smoking, obesity, and even diet. But did you know your family history can also put you at an elevated risk for colorectal cancer? GI faculty, fellows, and genetic counselors will be available to discuss these factors on 3/27 and 3/30 in the vending area of the Garden Cafe at NYP/Weill Cornell. Visit our table to learn more about how genetics can raise your risk, and what you can do to prevent and detect colon cancer at any age.

Lower Manhattan Lecture Series

Date: The Lower Manhattan Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of most months.
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: 156 William Street, 12th Floor

Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital invite you to their Lower Manhattan Lecture Series:

Come join us for a free patient education seminar held at 6pm on the first Wednesday of the month. WCM physicians will provide info on the latest advances on a variety of healtcare topics. Each lecture will be followed by a 20 minute Q&A. RSVP to to reserve your seat.

Upcoming digestive topics:

Patient Seminar Series

Date: The patient seminar series is currently on break. New dates will be announced in the coming months.
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1305 York Avenue, second floor conference room A (southwest corner of 70th and York)

The Center for Advanced Digestive Care Patient Seminar Series discusses current topics in digestive health in a casual setting, with topics ranging from prevention to treatment. Each monthly seminar consists of a panel of professionals, often including physicians, nurses, social workers and nutritionists, and is followed by a question and answer session. The Patient Seminar Series is open to the public and is free of charge. No RSVP required. Topics are subject to change. Rooms locations vary per month.

The series is directed by Christine L. Frissora, MD, FACG, FACP .


Patient Support Groups

The Center for Advanced Digestive Care offers multiple support groups and educational sessions geared toward patients and, in some cases, their families and caregivers. Registration requirements and who may attend vary for each group - please direct questions to the appropriate person listed for each group below.

IBD Support Group

Date: Held on the last Tuesday of each month
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1315 York Avenue (at E. 70th Street), first floor - The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health
Registration Required: No

Next Event: March 28 - "Nutrition and IBD" featuring Collen Webb, RD

This free support group welcomes patients living with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis. No RSVP is required. Please contact if you have any questions.

Hepatitis C Support Group

Date: Held on the first Tuesday of each month
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1305 York Avenue (at E. 70th Street), 4th floor waiting area.
Registration Required: No

The Hepatitis C Support Group offered by The Center for the Study of Hepatitis C is a cooperative endeavor of Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Please contact Marlene Feron-Rigodon at 646-962-2085 or if you have any questions or would like to be added to the reminder list.

Liver Transplant Educational Workshops

Date: First and third Thursdays of each month
Time: Times vary, please consult workshop listing
Location: 525 E 68th Street, Greenberg Pavilion, 2nd floor, 2-North Solarium
Who May Attend: Liver transplant workshops are open to patients preparing for liver transplants at NewYork-Presbyterian hospital, and attendance is required before one's procedure. No RSVP is necessary. Please contact Samantha Bennahum, LCSW for any questions: 646-962-5337. View current workshop topic listing.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

Weight loss surgery support group meetings are held at multiple dates and times each month. Registration is not required. Patients, those considering surgery, family members and support persons (ages 18 and over) are welcome at these meetings, which are moderated by healthcare professionals.

See full listing of weight loss surgery support group meetings and learn more. Please contact Liz Goldenberg with any questions concerning this group.

Ostomy Support Group

Due to program reorganization, the CADC ostomy support group will pause its regular meetings for a brief time starting in February 2017. There will be no group on February 14th. A return date will be listed on this page once determined.

In the interim, patients in need of supportive counseling can schedule 1-on-1 appointments with Sofia Rivkin-Haas, LMSW through the CADC referral center, at 1-877-902-2232.

Colorectal Cancer Support Group

Next Event Date: TBD
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center - 1305 York Avenue (at E. 70th Street), 2nd Floor.
Registration Required: No

The colorectal cancer support group is offered to all diagnosed with colon or rectal cancers. Events are currently scheduled on a monthly basis. Please check back for next month's date once it is announced. Please contact Sofia Rivkin-Haas at 212-746-5378 or if you have any questions or would like to be added to the reminder list.

Public Events and Seminars Calendar