Ottawa Gutsy Learning Series

Speaker on stage presenting to a crowd of people
Join us in Ottawa for the first of what promises to be a highly informative learning series taking place at the Canadian Museum of Nature on Saturday, May 4, 2019. 

During this event, you will hear about key findings from the 2018 Impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Canada report and innovative research funded by Crohn's and Colitis Canada that seeks to understand and improve the psychological and social risk factors of pain and poorer quality of life. 

Guests will have the opportunity to get their burning questions answered by an expert panel of researchers, clinicians, caregivers and individuals living with Crohn's or colitis.


Dr Dean Tripp completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University, holding several university positions before joining Queen's University in 2001. He is currently Professor in the Department of Psychology, and cross appointed to Anesthesiology and Urology at Queen's. 

He has been nationally and locally awarded for his excellence in teaching and research. His research has focused on pain and psychosocial factors associated with adjustment within various patient populations. 

Dr. Tripp has published over 80 peer-reviewed publications & chapters, 5 treatment manuals, has developed 14 annual Pain Education events in Kingston, has presented his research in many national and international forums, and has consulted around the world on clinical research and patient engagement. Dr. Tripp has presented at multiple TEDx events. 

Dr Sanjay Murthy 

Dr Nicholas Carman is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. He is a staff Paediatric Gastroenterologist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and CHEO IBD Centre. He is the Director of Advanced Diagnostics and Therepeutics, and the Director of Endoscopic Services. 

He completed his Paediatric Gastroenterology fellowship training at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, and moved to Canada to undertake an advanced clinical research fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Sickkids in Toronto, and subsequently joined the staff at CHEO. 

Dr. Carman's research interests involve predominantly clinical research in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and is an academic member of the Future Leaders of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He is also a GRADE and guideline methodologist for the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG), and has a special interest in Endoscopic assessment and outcomes for patients with IBD.

Please join us in-person to connect with renowned experts and members of your local community while enjoying a delectable lunch reception!

Limited seats are available for this FREE event. Paid parking is available at the venue. Welcome reception begins at 10:30 am.

Register here to reserve your spot!

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at
Location  • 
Canadian Museum of Nature (Barrick Salon), 240 McLeod St (Map)
Category  •  edu

  • 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.