Meeting of the Minds 2018


Join us for the definitive educational event of the year in inflammatory bowel disease!

The sixth annual Meeting of the Minds returns to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Toronto, on November 2nd and 3rd, 2018, to bring Canadian gastroenterologists, allied healthcare professionals, and researchers an exceptional and unique two days of continuing health education in IBD. Space is limited...please register today!

Mentoring in IBD XIX: The Master Class

Friday, November 2, 2018

  • Hepatobiliary Manifestations of IBD
  • Biologic Therapy in IBD: Today and Tomorrow
  • Medical Perioperative & Surgical Perspectives in IBD
  • Optimizing Management in IBD: Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis
  • Sexuality & Sexual Function in IBD

Canada Future Directions in IBD

Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Personalized Medicine in IBD - From Drugs to Bugs
  • Mental Health in Patients with IBD: Support from Childhood to Adulthood
  • The Relationship Between Anxiety and Depression and IBD
  • Cannabinoids & The GI Tract: Arming clinicians with evidence to speak to their patients
  • The Genome Scan in IBD
  • Transitioning a Teen in Crisis
  • Therapeutic Use of Medical Marijuana in IBD Management
  • Nutrition Assessment, Dietary Diversity, Composition and Impact on Outcomes in IBD

The Canadian IBD Nurses (CANIBD) annual conference will be held in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates (CSGNA) and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC). New this year, CANIBD will convene in two sessions: Session I from 6 to 9:00pm on Friday, November 2nd; Session II from 1 to 4:30pm on Saturday, November 3rd. This educational initiative provides nurses with a tailored program to meeting their evolving needs.

For more information about registration, prices and session availability, click here.
For more information about accommodations, click here.
For more information about the event location with directions, click here.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Mentoring in IBD

Alain Bitton, MD FRCPC                                         
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
McGill University
Montreal, QC 

John K. MarshallMD MSc FRCPC AGAF
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

Canada Future Directions in IBD

Remo PanaccioneMD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

A. Hillary SteinhartMD MSc FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario


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  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 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.