Faculty

Guest Faculty
Plenary Presenters - Saturday, November 5


Natasha Bollegala

Paul Moayyedi
, MB ChB PhD MPH FRCP (London) FRCPC FACG AGAF
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine, McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

M. Ines Pinto-Sanchez, MD MSc CNSC
Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology Division at MUMC
Lead Celiac Clinic, McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Linda Denis and Christina Pears
 

CANIBD Nursing Forum Faculty - Friday, November 4

Alana Carter, RN MN
Oshawa Clinic
Oshawa, ON

Usha Chauhan, RN(EC) MN BScN ACNP(D) CGN(c)
Nurse Practitioner, Adult Digestive Disease
McMaster University Medical Centre
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON


Kate Lee, PhD MBA
Vice-President, Research & Patient Programs
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Toronto, ON

Heather Lennox, RN MN CGN(c)
IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist
London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON


Jennifer Stretton,RN(EC) ACNP MN BScN
Nurse Practitioner, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, ON

 
 
Steering Committee
 

Alana Carter, RN MN
IBD Nurse, Research Coordinator
GI Department, Oshawa Clinic
Oshawa, ON

Usha Chauhan, RN(EC) MN BScN ACNP(D) CGN(C)
Nurse Practitioner, Adult Digestive Disease
McMaster University Medical Centre
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Barbara K. Currie, MN RN-NP
Nurse Practitioner IBD
NS Collaborative IBD Program Division of Digestive Care & Endoscopy
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Halifax, NS


Sajjad Fazel, PharmD, MPH
Manager, Research Impact Communication and Evaluation
Crohn's and Colitis Canada
Toronto, ON

Colleen Johnston, RN MBA
Nurse Clinician, GI CAT
Certified Prosci Practitioner, AIW Yellowbest Certification
Alberta Health Services
Calgary, AB

Kate Lee, PhD MBA
Vice-President, Research & Patient Programs
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Toronto, ON

Marie-Louise Martin, BA BScN RN(EP) MN ACNP
Nurse Practitioner, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Kelly Phalen, RN MHSc(N)
Nurse Practitioner, Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS

Jennifer Stretton, RN(EC) ACNP MN BScN
Nurse Practitioner, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, ON

Amanda Swain, RN BScN
Clinical IBD Nurse, IBD Centre of BC
Vancouver, BC

Melanie Watson, MN RN(EC) NP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences Centre, Western University, London, 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.