Remo Panaccione, MD FRCPC
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
Director, Gastrointestinal Research
Director of MD Admissions
Professor of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
A. Hillary Steinhart, MD MSc FRCPC
Mount Sinai Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Daniel C. Baumgart, MD PhD MBA FRCP (London)
Professor and Director, Division of Gastroenterology
AHS Section Head Gastroenterology, Edmonton Zone
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Paul L. Beck, PhD MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Brian G. Feagan, MD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Senior Scientific Director, Robarts Clinical Trials Inc.
Robarts Research Institute
Western University, London, ON

Christoph Gasche, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine III, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Medical University of Vienna
Loha for Life
Center of Excellence for Iron Deficiency
Vienna, Austria

Anne M. Griffiths, MD FRCPC
Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Co-Lead, IBD Centre, Hospital for Sick Children
Northbridge Chair in IBD, Toronto, ON

Vivian Huang, MD MSc FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology
Pregnancy in IBD program, Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Alberta, Toronto, ON

Vipul Jairath, BSc MBChB PhD MRCP (UK)
Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Division of Gastroenterology, Western University
London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON
Jennifer Jones, MD MSc FRCPC   
Associate Professor of Medicine & Clinical Health and Epidemiology
Team Lead, Multidisciplinary IBD Clinical & Research Program, Dalhousie University
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS

Christopher Ma, MD MPH FRCPC
Assistant Professor
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Mina Mawani
President and Chief Executive Officer
Crohn's and Colitis Canada
Toronto, ON

Andrew Stadnyk, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology
Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre
Halifax, NS

Melanie Stapleton, MD FRCPC
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director Residency Training Program
Southern Alberta Home Enteral and Parental Nutrition Program, University of Calgary
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Calgary, AB

Thomas D. Walters, MBBS MSc FRACP

Associate Professor Paediatrics
University of Toronto
Co-Director Paediatric IBD Centre
Sick Kids Hospital
Toronto, ON

Eytan Wine, MD PhD FRCPC
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology
University of Alberta
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Edmonton, AB

CFD Scientific Steering Committee
Alain Bitton, MD FRCPC, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Kate Lee, PhD MBA, CCC, Toronto, ON
Anne M. Griffiths, MD FRCPC, University of Toronto, ON
Joan Heatherington, RN BScN, University of Calgary, AB
Remo Panaccione, MD FRCPC, University of Calgary, AB
Andrew Stadnyk, PhD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

A. Hillary Steinhart, MD MSc FRCPC, University of Toronto, ON​

  • 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.