Living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis can be challenging. Symptoms, treatment options and lifestyle changes can vary from person-to-person. If you are living with Crohn’s or colitis, you may have questions about the latest in research, managing your diagnosis and finding the right treatment options for you.
Let us help answer your questions! Crohn’s and Colitis Canada offers national and local educational events throughout the year. Join us online from anywhere with internet access, or in-person at an in a community near you to learn more about living with Crohn's and colitis.
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, in collaboration with healthcare professionals and experts in the field will help you discover more about today’s most pressing topics and issues surrounding Crohn’s and colitis.
Community and local chapter
Crohn's and Colitis Canada's local chapters offer in person education workshops and presentations that are led by health care professionals and experts in your community.
Visit our Events page to find an upcoming education event near you.
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada offers a number of online educational webinars throughout the year for individuals living with or affected by IBD and their families. Webinars cover a variety of topics including treatments, diet and nutrition, symptom management, mental health and more.
National education webinar events can be accessed by anyone from anywhere with internet access. These events provide an interactive opportunity for viewers to get their questions answered live! See below for more details on upcoming and past education webinars.
Newly Diagnosed: Understanding the Basics of IBD
November 21, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EDT
Learn more from a nurse and expert in the field about the basics of living with Crohn's and colitis, diet and nutrition, medication and treatment options, and what to expect going forward. Get your questions answered in this interactive live webinar!
This event is free and suitable for newly diagnosed individuals, their caregivers, or those who wish to gain additional information.
Click here to register for the webinar
Medication Management, Mental Health and Physical Activity in IBD
Wednesday, November 28 2018
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. CST / 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. EDT
Join us in-person in Saskatoon, or online from anywhere with internet access to learn from experts about medication management, and the impact of mental health and physical activity on Crohn's and colitis. Get your questions answered live by the experts during this education event!
This event is hosted in collaboration with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Saskatoon Chapter.
Medication Management in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Alex Crawley (BSP) Pharmacist, RxFiles Academic Detailing Program, University of Saskatchewan
Mental Health and Physical Activity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Gillian Potter (PhD Candidate), Clinical Psychology, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Whitney Duff (PhD), College of Pharmacy & Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan
This event will be moderated by Dr. Noelle Rohatinsky (RN, PhD) an IBD nurse and Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan.
Click here to register for the webinar and join the event from anywhere with internet access.
Click here to attend this event in-person at the University of Saskatechwan.
Can't join us on November 28th? This event will be recorded. Click here to register for the webinar and we'll send you a link to the recording as soon as it's available.
Fertility and Pregnancy in IBD
December 4, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Learn from expert gastroenterologists in the field about the impact of Crohn's and colitis on fertility and pregnancy. Get your questions answered by the experts in this interactive live webinar!
Dr. Vivian Huang is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at University of Alberta. Dr. Vivian Huang developed the The Preconception and Pregnancy in IBD clinical research program in 2013 to study the complex relationship between pregnancy and IBD, and effects of IBD and IBD treatments on maternal and neonatal/offspring outcomes, in order find ways to optimize the management of IBD during pregnancy. Dr. Vivian Huang is currently implementing The Preconception and Pregnancy in IBD clinical research program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. Cynthia Seow is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary in Alberta. Dr. Seow's specialties include Maternal and Fetal outcomes in IBD and optimization of biologic therapies in IBD. She established the University of Calgary's IBD pregnancy clinic and research registry in 2013 which provides preconception counselling and follow-up care for pregnant women living with Crohn's or colitis.
This event is free and suitable for individuals living with Crohn's or colitis, their caregivers, and those who wish to gain additional information.
Click here to register for the webinar
Can't join us on November December 4th? This event will be recorded. Click here to register for the webinar and we'll send you a link to the recording as soon as it's available.
Visit the webinars page for a collection of education videos that cover a range of topics about living with Crohn's and colitis such as diet and nutrition, treatment, extraintestinal manifestations or complications of IBD, and symptom management.
Ask The Expert: Facebook Live and twitter
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada offers a number of educational Facebook Live and Twitter events throughout the year. These live broadcasts feature discussions among health care professionals, experts in the field and people living with IBD about a range of topics including living with an ostomy, diet and nutrition and more. Viewers are provided the oppotunity to ask the experts their questions and chat amongst their peers.
National Facebook Live broadcasts can accessed by anyone from anywhere with internet access. You do not need a Facebook account to view the broadcast, just visit our Facebook page at the time of the event. However, you do need a Facebook account to submit your questions live. See below for more details on upcoming and past Ask the Expert: Facebook Live events.
Women's Health in IBD
Live Twitter chat
Check back for more details.
Click here for a collection of past Facebook Live videos to hear from people living with Crohn's or colitis, health care professionals, and experts in the field.