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 CAGF AGAF
Director, Division of Gastroenterology
Professor, Department of Medicine
McMaster University, 
Hamilton, ON

Presenters/Expert Panelists

 

Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Jean-Frédéric Colombel, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley
Charitable Trust Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center,
Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine,
Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Mark Crowther, MD MSc FRCPC FRSC
Chair, Department of Medicine
Leo Pharma Chair in Thromboembolism
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Lesley Graff, CPsych
Professor and Head, Department of Clinical Health Psychology
Max Rady College of Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
​University of Manitoba
Provincial Medical Specialty Lead,
Clinical Health Psychology, Shared Health 
Winnipeg, MA

Siddharth Singh, MD, MS
Director, UCSD IBD Center
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Gastroenterology, and Division of Biomedical Informatics
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

 

Expert Panelists/Workshop Facilitators

 

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

Talat Bessissow, MD MSc FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Montreal General Hospital
McGill University Health Center
Montreal, Quebec

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

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 

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

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

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

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

Jennifer Jones, MD MSc FRCPC
Associate Professor
Departments 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 MSc FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Western Ontario
London, ON

Karen I. Kroeker, MD MSc FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Gastroenterology
Director, IBD Clinical Operations and Innovation
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

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

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


Geoffrey C. Nguyen, MD PhD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Clinician Scientist, Mount Sinai Hospital
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre
​Toronto, ON

Remo Panaccione, MD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
University of Calgary CCC Chair in IBD Research
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit
Director, Gastrointestinal Research
Assistant Dean of MD Admissions
Undergraduate Medical Education
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
Founder, IBD Centre of BC
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

Hemant Shah, MD MScCH HPTE FAASLD
Staff Hepatologist, University Health Network
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Jesse Siffledeen, MD FRCPC MSC (OXON)
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

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