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

 

Talat Bessissow, MD CM FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
McGill University Health Center
Montreal, QC

Vipul Jairath, MBChB (hons) 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

Expert Panelists/Workshop Facilitators

 

Lisa Barrett MD PhD FRCPC
Clinician Scientist, Infectious Diseases
NSHA/Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS


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

Eric Benchimol, MD PhD FRCPC
Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, SickKids Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre
The Hospital for Sick Children
Senior Scientist, SickKids Research Institute
Senior Core Scientist, ICES


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

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


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

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

Vivian Huang, MSc MD FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Toronto
Pregnancy in IBD program, Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON


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

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

Jeffrey McCurdy, MD PhD FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
 Division of Gastroenterology, 
University of Ottawa
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, ON

Sanjay Murthy, MD MSc (Epid) FRCPC
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa
Tier 2 Clinical Research Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Adjunct Scientist, ICES uOttawa
The Ottawa Hospital IBD Centre, Division of Gastroenterology
Ottawa, 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

Farhad Peerani, BA MD FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta
Edmonton, 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 of Newfoundland
Dartmouth General Hospital, Dartmouth, NS

MIIBD XXII 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.