Meeting of the Minds


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

The eighth annual Meeting of the Minds will be a virtual event on November 6th and 7th, 2020, 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 XXI: The Master Class

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 11:00 AM to 3:05 PM EST

  • Explore new therapies in IBD with emphasis on individualized therapy and strategic sequencing
  • Discuss treatment options in inflammatory bowel disease patients with cancer
  • Examine the roles of therapeutic drug monitoring and individualized dosing across biologic agents

Canada Future Directions in IBD

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 11:00 AM to 3:05 PM EST
  • Review the accomplishments of PACE
  • Examine the key findings of the Genetics, Environmental and Microbial (GEM) project
    • Consider the future of research in IBD
    • Discuss the effect on clinical practice
    • Appraise dietary therapy in IBD
  • Examine the key findings of Inflammation, Microbiome, and Alimentation: Gastro-Intestinal and Neuropsychiatric Effects (IMAGINE)
    • Explore the effects on practice
    • Review the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR)
    • Consider the status and integration of patient oriented research
  • Integrate basic science and clinical practice by participation in a choice of workshop to:
    • Examine pandemics, practice and policy in IBD, or
    • Discuss the microbiome, or
    • Review IBD research in the COVID-19 world, or
    • Reflect on new era, new science, new antibodies, or
    • Consider how patients make decisions regarding therapy

The Canadian IBD Nurses (CANIBD) 2020 annual conference will be held in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates (CSGNA) and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC). Due to the virtual nature of this year’s events, we are holding the CANIBD conference the evening before the Meeting of the Minds conference. In honour of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, this year’s session will explore the evolution of IBD nursing over time.

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Participants in this session will be able to:

  • Examine the evolution of IBD nursing roles in Canada and in the international community
  • Appreciate changes to IBD nursing scope of practice in four different jurisdictions
  • Observe the Allied health care provider response and contributions to the changing role of the IBD nurse
  • Discuss and implement best practices in virtual care for IBD patients
  • Explore predictions for the future of IBD nursing
We look forward to seeing you in the virtual world.

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.