Talk About Guts: Live - Montreal

Please join us on Sunday, November 12, 2017 for Talk About Guts - Live in Montreal!


Topic: Patient Panel: Profiling the stories of 3 people living with Crohn's and colitis


Lynn-Baudart-2.jpgLynn Baudart 

My name is Lynn M Baudart and I am 56 years old. I have had Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome since I was 15 years old. I was finally diagnosed at 37. My son Sean has been suffering from Crohn's disease since he was 13. He is 31 now and doing great! I have 2 other family members with irritable bowel disease. I've been involved with Crohn's and Colitis since 1998 as a volunteer and as a Regional Director of Quebec. I'm very grateful that my gastroenterologist referred me to Crohn's and Colitis Canada. 

Joannie-Houde.jpgJoannie Houde​

Crohn’s disease became a part of my life after my 30th birthday. Before then, I was focused on my career and was looking at starting a family.
I was already familiar with Crohn’s disease before my diagnosis since my father suffers from Crohn’s as well. However my understanding of the disease was limited since fortunately for my father, he did not experience a lot  symptoms from his Crohn’s. The disease did not make his life hard which leads me to ask sometimes if I am paying for both of us.
In my case, at the beginning I did experience some small symptoms but nothing that would have predicted how bad it was going to get for me. After 5 days of not eating and constantly running to the washroom, I ended up having to go to the emergency room. It took a few hours for them to make the diagnosis that it was Crohn’s Disease. As my image of this diagnosis was a bit distorted, I was sure that I could recover quickly with little side effects. I was determined from the beginning that I was not going let this disease take control of my life.   

Jennifer-Loschiavo-1.jpgJennifer Loschiavo

I am 25 years old and I have had Crohn's disease since I was 9 years old. I have had two operations and was hospitalized a third time in 2014. I take Remicade and methotrexate. My brother and one of my cousins have recently been diagnosed with Crohn's disease as well.

Location: Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel

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!

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Location  • 
Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel, 555 Blvd McMillan, Montreal, H9P 1B7
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.