Agenda & Learning Objectives


Participants in this program will be able to:
  • Discuss mental health disorders in IBD
  • Examine pulmonary disease in IBD
  • Explore obesity in IBD and associated manifestations
  • Consider thromboembolic complications in IBD
  • Review current knowledge on biologics and newer agents – big and small molecules
  • Survey current IBD literature
NOTE: Interactive sessions will require the use of a mobile device.
08:30 EST Patient Video  
08:42 EST  Opening Remarks 
Welcome, program objectives
CO-CHAIRS:  Alain Bitton & John Marshall

(1) Mental Health and IBD Session Moderator: John Marshall

08:50 EST 1.1 GI Case Presentation from the Podium (interactive) MODERATOR: John Marshall
09:05 EST
1.2 State-of-the-Art Plenary Presentation
Supporting the patient with Mental Health Issues
Lesley Graff,
University of Manitoba
09:25 EST 1.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: John Marshall
PANEL: Charles Bernstein, Usha Chauhan,
Karen Kroeker, Lesley Graff

09:45 EST

E-Mentoring in IBD Lit Quiz – Round One
MODERATOR: Alain Bitton

(2) Obesity and IBD Session Moderator: Alain Bitton

09:50 EST 2.1 Case-based Workshop Breakout Session MODERATOR: Alain Bitton
FACILITATORS: Siddharth Singh, Edmond-Jean Bernard, Brian Bressler, Sharyle Fowler, Vivian Huang, Jeffrey McCurdy, Sophie Plamondon, Cynthia Seow
10:40 EST Refreshment and Network Break (15 mins)  
10:55 EST
2.2 State-of-the-Art Plenary Presentation
Obesity in IBD: Clinical Considerations
Siddharth Singh,
University of San Diego
11:15 EST 2.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: Alain Bitton
PANEL: Remo Panaccione,
Siddharth Singh, Hemant Shah, Hillary Steinhart
11:35 EST E-Mentoring in IBD Lit Quiz – Round Two MODERATOR: Alain Bitton

(3) Bone Health and IBD Session Moderator: Karen Kroeker

11:40 EST 3.1 GI Case Presentation from the Podium (interactive)

MODERATOR: Karen Kroeker

11:55 EST 3.2 State-of-the-Art Plenary Presentation 
Bone Health in the IBD Patient
Ashwin Ananthakrishnan,
Harvard Medical School
12:15 EST 3.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: Karen Kroeker
 Ashwin Ananthakrishnan,
Charles Bernstein, Neeraj Narula, Jesse Siffledeen
12:35 EST Lunch (60 mins)  

(4) Thrombosis and IBD Session Moderator: Cynthia Seow

13:35 EST 4.1 GI Case Presentation from the Podium (interactive) MODERATOR: Cynthia Seow
13:50 EST 4.2 State-of-the-Art Plenary Presentation 
Thromboembolic Complications in IBD
Mark Crowther,
McMaster University
14:10 EST 4.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: Cynthia Seow
PANEL: Mark Crowther, Sanjay Murthy
14:30 EST E-Mentoring in IBD Lit Quiz – Round Three MODERATOR: Alain Bitton

(5) Advanced Therapies: Go Big or Go Small!  Session Moderator: John Marshall

14:35 EST 5.1 Case-based Workshop Breakout Session MODERATOR: John Marshall
FACILITATORS: Jean-Frederic Colombel, Talat Bessissow, Jennifer Jones, Reena Khanna, Karen Kroeker, Sanjay Murthy, Greg Rosenfeld, Jesse Siffledeen, Chadwick Williams
15:25 EST Grab and go break (5 mins)  
15:30 EST 5.2 State-of-the-Art Plenary Presentation 
Advanced Therapies in IBD: Position and sequencing
Jean-Frederic Colombel,
Mount Sinai, New York
15:50 EST 5.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: John Marshall
PANELJean-Frederic Colombel,
Brian Feagan, Anne Griffiths,
Reena Khanna
16:10 EST Richard Fedorak Mentoring in IBD Award of Distinction TBA
16:25 EST Closing Remarks – Evaluation, Adjournment CO-CHAIRS: Alain BittonJohn Marshall
16:30 EST Celebratory Reception  

  • 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.