Talk About Guts: Live - Winnipeg

Please join us on Sunday, October 22, 2017 for Talk About Guts - Live in Winnipeg!

Topic: The Future of IBD in Manitoba

Speaker: Dr. Laura Targownik, MD, MSHS, FRCPC​


Dr. Laura Targownik is a Gastroenterologist and IBD researcher who is the current Head of the Section of Gastroenterology in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the University of Manitoba. She has been in practice at the Health Sciences Centre since 2003, and has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles. She is also the Associate Director of the IBD Clinical and Research Centre at the University of Manitoba.

One of her goals during her term as Head of Gastroenterology is to design and establish a Comprehensive and Coordinated Centre for the Care of IBD in Manitoba with the goal of improving access and maintaining high standards in the quality of care for people diagnosed with IBD.

Dr. Targownik will be presenting the Department of Gastroenterology's vision for this care model for IBD in Manitoba. She will also seek the opinions and efforts of the IBD community to best serve the needs of Manitobans with IBD and their families.

Location​: Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, R3H 0G3

8:45 am: Registration Opens with light refreshments available
9:30 am - 10:30 am: Talk About Guts - Live
10:30 am - 11:00 am: Post Event Discussion

Registration is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and how Crohn's and Colitis Canada is focused on finding the cures and improving the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases. Light refreshments will be available.

We hope you can join us!

Please complete the below form to register:

Location  • 
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre 1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, R3H 0G3 (Map)
Category  •  edu

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 150 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.