Education Events

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. 

National webinars

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

Presentations:


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!

Presenters:

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.​


Past Webinars

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

Spring 2019

Check back for more details. 


Past Broadcasts

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. 

  • 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.

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