Faculty

 

Co-Chairs

 

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

 

Millie D. Long, MD MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC, USA


William Sandborn, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chief, Divison of Gastroenterology
Director, UCSD IBD Center
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA

Niels Vande Casteele, PharmD PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
Affiliate Faculty, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA

Facilitators/Expert Panelists

 

Waqqas Afif, MD MSc (Epi) FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Gastroenterology
McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec
Montreal General Hospital GI Site Director
McGill Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Group
Montreal, QC

Edmond-Jean Bernard, MD MSc (Epid) FRCPC CMQ
Assistant Professor Gastroenterology
University of Montreal
Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal Hôtel-Dieu
Montreal, QC

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

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

Marc Bradette, MD CSPQ FRCPC
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec (CHU)
Chief of Service of Gastroenterology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec (CHU)
Quebec City, QC

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

Brian G. Feagan, MD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Western University
Senior Scientific Officer, Alimentiv Inc
London ON

Sharyle Fowler, MD FRCPC
Assistant Professor
University of Saskatchewan
Royal University Hospital
Saskatoon, SK

Anne M. Griffiths, MD FRCPC
Co-Lead, IBD Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children
Northbridge Chair in IBD
Senior Associate Scientist, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON


Steven Gruchy, MD MSc FRCPC
Medical Teaching Unit Director
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine
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
Toronto, ON

Vipul Jairath, MBChB DPhil MRCP FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Western University
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

Reena Khanna, MD FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Western Ontario
Department of Gastroenterology
University Hospital-London Health Sciences Centre
London, ON

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

Yvette PY. Leung, MD FRCPC
Associate Clinical Professor
University of British Columbia
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Physician Lead, IBD and Pregnancy Clinic
Vancouver, BC


Dustin Loomes, MD FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Director, Vancouver Island IBD Clinic
Pacific Digestive Health / Royal Jubilee Hospital    
Victoria, BC

Neeraj Narula, MD MPH FRCPC
Director of IBD Clinic, Hamilton Health Sciences 
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Remo Panaccione, MD FRCPC
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
Director, Gastrointestinal Research
Dean of MD Admissions
Professor of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Sophie Plamondon, MD FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Sherbrooke
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke-Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu
Sherbrooke, QC

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
Division of Gastroenterology
Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

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

Laura Targownik, MD
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON

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

MIIBD XXI 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.