Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

On November 6 and 7, 2020, Meeting of the Minds will return for its eighth annual collaborative event virtually. We are confident that we can achieve a premium virtual learning experience that will be of great value to our loyal constituents.

Meeting of the Minds has been brought to you year over year through a partnership among Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Co-Chairs Drs. Alain Bitton, John Marshall, Remo Panaccione, Hillary Steinhart, and their respective teaching institutions McGill University, McMaster University, University of Calgary and University of Toronto, and the sponsors.

Given the unique circumstances due to the pandemic, we have chosen to forego the registration fees this year. However, as you may be aware, COVID19 has had devastating effects on charitable organizations and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s revenues have been significantly impacted. In lieu of the registration fees, we ask you to consider donating to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada to help support the continuation of Mentoring in IBD XXI and it's curriculum, Canada Future Directions and Crohn's and Colitis Canada. You will receive a tax receipt for a donation over $15.

We are not limiting the number of registrations for IBD nurses this year, as we are not restricted by the number of breakout rooms. To all nurses, we acknowledge your contributions in the Year of the Nurse!

* Please note, this site does not accept American Express.

1-day registrations accepted for:

  • Mentoring in IBD XXI (MIIBDXXI), Friday, November 6, 2020
  • Canada Future Directions in IBD (CFD), Saturday, November 7, 2020

The Canadian IBD Nurses (CANIBD) Annual Conference will be held on a different date this year to allow nurses full access to Mentoring in IBD XXI and Canada Future Directions:

Thursday, November 5, 2020
 – 6:00 To 9:00 PM EST
Please see the CANIBD page for further details and the registration link.


Cancellation/Refund Policy: As registration is a donation to Crohn's Colitis Canada, there are no refunds for Meeting of the Minds 2020.



  • 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.