Meeting of the Minds


Join us for the definitive educational event of the year in inflammatory bowel disease!

The seventh annual Meeting of the Minds returns to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Toronto, on November 15th and 16th, 2019, to bring Canadian gastroenterologists, allied healthcare professionals, and researchers an exceptional and unique two days of continuing health education in IBD. Space is limited...please register today!

Mentoring in IBD XX: The Master Class

Friday, November 15, 2019

  • Nutrition Therapy for IBD: A Primer for Adult GI
  • Therapeutics in IBD: Many new choices but who's on first?
  • Technological Advances in IBD
  • Extraintestinal Manifestations in IBD: Rheumatological
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Mimickers

Canada Future Directions in IBD

Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Advances in Therapeutics in IBD
  • Nutrition and Nutritional Support in IBD
  • Therapeutics for Multiple Immune-Mediated Disorders
  • Iron Therapy Management in the IBD Patient
  • Dietary Strategies in IBD (UC and CD)
  • Treating IBD During Pregnancy: Focus on biologics
  • Drug-Induced Colitis and What We Can Learn About IBD Pathogenesis
  • New Endpoints in IBD: What will the future look like?

The Canadian IBD Nurses (CANIBD) annual conference will be held in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates (CSGNA) and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC). CANIBD will convene in two sessions: Session I from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, November 15th; Session II from 1:00 to 4:30pm on Saturday, November 16th. This educational initiative provides nurses with a tailored program to meeting their evolving needs.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Mentoring in IBD

Alain Bitton, MD FRCPC                                         
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
McGill University
Montreal, QC 

John K. MarshallMD MSc FRCPC AGAF
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

Canada Future Directions in IBD

Remo PanaccioneMD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

A. Hillary SteinhartMD MSc FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario


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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.