upcoming webinar for health care professionals

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is delighted to bring you the COVID-19 & IBD HCP Forum - a regular virtual session held on Thursdays at 8:30 pm EST - to update and engage you in discussing issues and solutions for providing IBD care during the pandemic. This is a closed session designed specifically for healthcare professionals.

In the next session on Thursday, November 19th at 8:30 to 9:30 pm EST, the panelists will provide updates on the SECURE-IBD Database. Surveillance Epidemiology of Coronavirus Under Research Exclusion (SECURE-IBD) is an international, pediatric and adult database to monitor and report on outcomes of COVID-19 occurring in IBD patients.
Bring your questions for an open Q & A with a number of IBD experts. You can also submit your questions ahead of time when you register for the webinar.

Moderators and Panelists:

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

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

Dr. Ryan Ungaro (MD), Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine, The Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Center, Mount Sinai Healthcare, Lead investigator for the SECURE-IBD database l Twitter: @ryanungaro

Dr. Laura Targownik (MD), Associate Professor and Gastroenterologist, Associate Director of the IBD Research and Clinical Centre, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Division of Gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Hospital l Twitter: @UofT_GI_Head

Ms. Sandra Zelinsky, Patient Advisor and Patient Engagement Researcher for the IMAGINE Studies Network. She has lived with Crohn’s disease for over 24 years and her goal is to bring the patient perspective, experience and voice to health research. l Twitter: @SandraZelinsky
How to Register

If you are unable to attend the live session(s), you can still register and receive a link to the recording(s) once they become available.

Click here to register for the webinar on November 19, 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm EST.

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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.