Meeting of the Minds


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

The ninth annual Meeting of the Minds conference will be 3 virtual meetings with the Canadian IBD Nurses Annual Conference on Thursday, November 4th, Mentoring in IBD XXII on Friday, November 5th and Canada Future Directions on Saturday, November 6th, 2021. The conference will bring Canadian gastroenterologists, allied healthcare professionals, and researchers an exceptional and unique three days of continuing health education in IBD. Space is limited...please register today!

Please see the Call for Abstracts page to apply for the Junior Investigator in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award!

Mentoring in IBD XXII: The Master Class

Friday, November 5, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 PM EST - Welcome, Registration, Visit Sponsor Booths

11:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST

Participants in this program will:

  • 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 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 PM EST - Welcome, Registration, Visit Sponsor Booths

11:00 AM to 4:25 PM EST

Participants in this program will:
  • Examine COVID-19 and the impact on IBD practice
  • Examine Theoretical Immune Pathways
    • Consider the future of IBD therapy
    • Discuss emerging pathways
  • Explore new agents
    • Consider where new agents may fit
    • Discuss what is in the pipeline
  • Integrate basic science and clinical practice by participation in a choice of workshop to:
    • Examine the effects of social media and apps on IBD research and practice, or
    • Discuss how to evaluate and integrate information from the internet, or
    • Consider the influence of co-morbidity on IBD, or
    • Reflect on the impact of diet and IBD

Canadian IBD Nurses Annual Conference

The Canadian IBD Nurses (CANIBD) 2021 annual conference will be held in collaboration with 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.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Participants in this session will:

  • Discuss the acute and out-patient treatment of nutrition and IBD
  • Examine and understand what biosilimars are
  • Explore the switch to biosimilars
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.