Crohn's and Colitis Hurt: Understanding Pain in IBD

Do you, or someone you know, experience pain related to Crohn's or colitis? Do you have concerns or questions about this pain?  If your answer is yes, this webinar is for you! Join us from anywhere you have internet access to learn more about pain in inflammatory bowel disease and get your questions answered. 

Topics will include mechanisms and causes of pain, approaches to pain management, and the latest advancements in pain and IBD research. 


Irina Nistor is a Nurse Practitioner with 14 years of clinical experience in pain management and gastroenterology. Over the past 5 years, she has been a NP in inpatient Gastroenterology at Halton Healthcare (Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital). Irina also serves as an instructor in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science at the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Alan Lomax received his PhD from the University of Melbourne and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary. As a result of his postdoctoral research that was supported by an award from Crohn's and Colitis Canada, he was recruited to the faculty of Queen's University in 2006. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, and a member of the gastrointestinal diseases research unit at Queen's. Dr. Lomax's research examines how interactions between bacteria, the nervous system and the immune system can contribute to symptoms of IBD, such as pain. This research may help devise new ways to block the neuronal changes that contribute to pain and diarrhea. 

Featuring a live Q&A, this free event is suitable for all persons living with Crohn's or colitis and their caregivers.

Can't join us on May 2nd? This event will be recorded. Register for the event and we'll send you a link to the recording as soon as it's available.


Location  • 
Online (Webinar)
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.

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