Webinars and Updates

upcoming webinars

Join us on Thursday's to get the latest recommendations for people affected by Crohn's or colitis. Crohn's and Colitis Canada COVID-19 Task Force members will answer your questions during a live Q&A session. You can ask your questions when you register for the webinar or during the live broadcast. Can't join us live? Register to get a link to the recording

COVID-19 and IBD Updates

Event Details

Date: October 8, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm ET

Moderators

Dr. Gilaad Kaplan (MD, MPH, FRCPC), Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterologist and Epidemiologist, Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Council, Crohn's and Colitis Canada l Twitter: @gilkaplan

Dr. Eric Benchimol (MD, PhD, FRCPC), Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and University of Toronto, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, SickKids, NASPGHAN Canadian Councilor, Chair-Elect of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Council, Crohn's and Colitis Canada | Twitter: @ericbenchimol

Panelists

Stay tuned for more details!

How to Register

Please click here to register for our webinar on October 8th
Can't join us live? Register to get a link to the recording.

Past Webinar Videos

Updates and Returning to School

September 10, 2020: Get updates on cases of COVID-19 in people with IBD and the latest recommendations for people affected by Crohn's or colitis. Experts provide guidance for children and adults returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To watch the video, please click here.

Separating COVID-19 Myths from the Facts 

June 25, 2020: Get the latest information on COVID-19 for people affected by Crohn's or colitis. Experts will review popular myths and conspiracy theories about COVID-19, and how to debunk misconceptions.

To watch the video, please click here.

IBD Medications and COVID-19 Risk

June 18, 2020: Get the latest recommendations for people affected by Crohn's or colitis. Experts review the safety of all treatments for IBD and how they affect the risk of COVID-19. Medications discussed include 5-ASA's, steroids, immunomodulators, JAK-inhibitors, biologics and biosimilars. 

To watch the video, please click here.

IBD Clinic of the Future

June 11, 2020: Experts discuss how IBD clinics will change post COVID-19, what they have learned from COVID-19 to improve patient care, and what this means for patients in the future including virtual care, testing and disease monitoring.

To watch the video, please click here.

Washroom Access and Reopening of Businesses 

June 4, 2020: Get the latest recommendations for people affected by IBD. Panel experts discuss advocacy, safety, and challenges accessing public washrooms as the businesses begins to reopen.

To watch the video, please click here.

Mental Health and Wellness

May 28, 2020: Get the latest recommendations for people affected by IBD. Panel experts will provide guidance and tips to help you maintain your mental and physical wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To watch the video, please click here

COVID-19 Updates and Q&A with IBD Nurses

May 21, 2020: Learn from an expert panel of IBD nurses dedicated to ensuring people living with IBD receive high-quality clinical nursing care. They answer the questions they most commonly receive from their patients about COVID-19 and IBD.

To watch the video, please click here

COVID-19 Risk Factors, Reopening of School and the Economy

May 14, 2020: Learn about cases of COVID-19 in patients with IBD, your level of risk and what you should do as schools and the economy start reopening across Canada. Experts provide answers to commonly asked questions.

To watch the video, please click here

Families and Children with IBD

May 7, 2020: Get the latest recommendations for families and children affected by IBD, and guidance on returning to school and work. This event is in collaboration with North American Society For Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

To watch the video, please click here.

Telemedicine in the Time of The Pandemic

April 30, 2020: Learn about telemedicine for IBD management during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will discuss how to be prepared for a TeleHealth visit, what to expect, what other virtual medicine options are available, and more.

To watch the video, please click here.

Monitoring COVID-19 in IBD Patients 

April 23, 2020: Get the latest recommendations on COVID-19 and learn about the SECURE-IBD registry which is an international, pediatric and adult database that monitors and report on outcomes of COVID-19 in IBD patients. 

To watch the video, please click here.

Modeling COVID-19 to Prepare for the Future

April 16, 2020: Get the latest recommendations on COVID-19 for people affected by Crohn's or colitis, learn how experts keep track of cases of COVID-19 in Canada, and create models to predict trends and prepare for the future.

To watch the video, please click here.

COVID-19 Updates, Mental Health, Diet and Nutrition

April 9, 2020: Get the latest on COVID-19 for people affected by Crohn's or colitis including expert recommendations, mental health, diet and nutrition, and get coping tips from a patient advisor.

To watch the video, please click here.

COVID-19 Risk Factors and Live Q&A

April 2, 2020: Get updated recommendations for people living with Crohn's or colitis. Learn about your level of risk, and how to maintain your mental and physical health. Expert panel members answer questions from audience members live.

To watch the video, please click here.

Infusion Clinics, Pregnancy and Newborns

March 26, 2020: Get the latest recommendations from experts including clinic visits, medications and treatment, mental health, infusion clinics, pregnancy and birth, infants and children, and more.

To watch the video, please click here

COVID-19 and IBD: What You Need to Know 

March 19, 2020: Get expert recommendations for people affected by Crohn's or colitis. Learn about what COVID-19 is and the impact it has in Canada and globally, medications, strategies to maintain your mental health and wellness, and more. 
To watch the video, please click here


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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.