Separating COVID-19 Myths from the Facts

Thursday, June 25th

Watch the video below to get the latest recommendations for people affected by Crohn's or colitis. Experts will also review popular myths and misconceptions about COVID-19. 


  • 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 l Twitter: @gilkaplan

    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 l Twitter: @ericbenchimol


    Timothy Caulfield (LLM, FRSC, FCAHS), Professor, University of Alberta | Twitter: @CaulfieldTim

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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.