upcoming webinars 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 Thursday's at 8:30pm ET - 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.

This week, the panelists will provide guidance on patient mental health and wellness. 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.


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

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

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 May 28 2020 at 8:30 pm ET.

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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.

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