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. 


  • Moderators:

    Dr. Eric Benchimol (MD, PhD., FRCPC), Associate Professor and Gastroenterologist, Department of Pediatrics and School of Epidemology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa, Division of Gastroenterology​ at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) | Twitter: @ericbenchimol​

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

    Panel Members

    Dr. Michael Kappelman (MD, MPH), Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lead investigator for the SECURE-IBD database

    Dr. Erica Brenner (MD, MSc Candidate), Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

  • 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.