Alain Bitton, MD FRCPC
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
McGill University and McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, QC

John K. Marshall, MD MSc FRCPC AGAF
Director, Division of Gastroenterology
Professor, Department of Medicine
McMaster University, 
Hamilton, ON

Presenters/Expert Panelists


Bincy P. Abraham, MD MS AGAF FACG
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Texas A&M University, College of Medicine
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
Houston Methodist
Distinguished Professor and Director, Underwood Center - Fondren Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates
Houston, TX

Franck Carbonnel, MD
Professor of Gastroenterology, University Paris Sud
Head, Gastroenterology Department
University Hospital of Kremlin Bicȇtre
Paris, France

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

Luis S. Guimarães, MD PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital and UHN, Joint Department of Medical Imaging, Toronto, ON

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

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

Facilitators/Expert Panelists


Daniel C. Baumgart, MD PhD MBA FRCP (London) AGAF
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

Charles N. Bernstein, MD FRCPC
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director, University of Manitoba IBD Clinical and Research Centre
Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology
Winnipeg, MB

Brian Bressler, MD MS FRCPC
Director, Advanced IBD Training Program
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, University of British Columbia; St. Paul's Hospital, Staff Physician, Vancouver BC

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
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Steven E. Gruchy,MD MSc FRCPC
Program Director, Adult Gastroenterology Training Program
Medical Teaching Unit Director, Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS 

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, University
of Western Ontario, 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

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

Dustin Loomes, MD FRCPC
Director, Vancouver Island IBD Clinic
Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria 
Island Health Authority, Victoria, BC

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

Greg Rosenfeld, MD MHSc FRCPC CCFP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of British Columbia
Gastroenterologist, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC

Cynthia Seow, MBBS (Hons) MSc FRACP
Associate Professor, IBD Centre
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 
Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Melanie Stapleton, MD FRCPC
Clinical Asscoaite 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

A. Hillary Steinhart, MD MSc FRCPC
Mount Sinai Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre 
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Chadwick Williams, MD FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology 
Dalhousie University, Memorial University
Dartmouth General Hospital
Dartmouth, NS

MIIBD XX Scientific Steering Committee
Alain Bitton, MD FRCPC, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Anne M. Griffiths, MC FRCPC, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Karen I. Kroeker, MD MSc FRCPC, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
John K. Marshall, MD MSc FRCPC AGAF, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Cynthia Seow, MBBS (Hons) MSc FRACP, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Jennifer Stretton, ACNP MN BScN, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, 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.