Faculty

 
Guest Faculty
Karen I. Kroeker, MD MSc FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Gastroenterology
Director, IBD Clinical Operations and Innovation
Gastroenterologist, University of Alberta Hospital
Edmonton, AB

Glen S. Hazlewood,MD PhD FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine
and Community Health Sciences
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Todd E. Urton, MD PhD FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Queen’s University
Department of Ophthalmology, Kingston, ON
 
 
CANIBD Faculty

Alana Carter, RN MN
Oshawa Clinic
Oshawa, ON

Usha Chauhan, RN(EC) MN BScN ACNP(D) CGN(c)
Nurse Practitioner, Adult Digestive Disease
McMaster University Medical Centre
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Barbara K. Currie, MN RN-NP
Nurse Practitioner IBD, Division of Gastroenterology
QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS

Peter Habashi, RN

Research Coordinator & Clinical Nurse
Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON


Kate Lee, PhD MBA
Vice-President, Research & Patient Programs
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Toronto, ON

Heather Lennox, RN MN CGN(c)
IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist
London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON

Mary Morgan, RN BHScN CCRP

Operations Manager
Kensington Screening Clinic, Toronto, ON

Kelly Phalen-Kelly
RN MHSc(N)
Nurse Practitioner
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Jennifer Stretton,RN(EC) ACNP MN BScN
Nurse Practitioner, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, ON

 
 
Steering Committee
 

Cathy Arnold-Cormier, BScN RN CGN(c)
President Elect, Canadian Society of 
Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates (CSGNA)
Nurse Manager, Endoscopy, Horizon Health Network
Moncton, NB

Usha Chauhan, RN(EC) MN BScN ACNP(D) CGN(C)
Nurse Practitioner, Adult Digestive Disease
McMaster University Medical Centre
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Barbara K. Currie, MN RN-NP
Nurse Practitioner IBD
Division of Gastroenterology
QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS

Kate Lee, PhD MBA
Vice-President, Research & Patient Programs
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Toronto, ON

Marie-Louise Martin, BA BScN RN(EP) MN ACNP
Nurse Practitioner, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Jennifer Stretton, RN(EC) ACNP MN BScN
Nurse Practitioner, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, ON

Melanie Watson, MN RN(EC) NP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences Centre, Western University, London, 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.