Mental Health and Wellness

May 28, 2020

Get the latest recommendations for people affected by IBD. Panel experts discuss the impact of COVID-19 on mental health, and provide strategies or tips help you maintain your mental and physical wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • Moderators

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

    Dr. Eric Benchimol (MD, PhD., FRCPC), Associate Professor and Gastroenterologist, Department of Pediatrics and School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa, Division of Gastroenterology at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), NASPGHAN Canadian Councilor

    Panelists

    Dr. Lesley Graff (PhD, Cpsych), Clinical Health Psychologist, Department Head, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

    Dr. ​Charles Bernstein (MD, FRCPC), Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterologist, Faculty of Medicine, Bingham Chair in Gastroent erology Research, University of Manitoba


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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.