Faculty

  Co-Chairs

Alain Bitton, MD FRCPC                   
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
McGill University
Montreal, QC
John K. Marshall, MD MSc FRCPC CAGF AGAF
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
Plenary Presenters  

Charles N. Bernstein, MD FRCPC
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director, University of Manitoba IBD Clinical and Research Centre
Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology
Winnipeg, MB

Melinda Gooderham, MSc MD FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Queens University
Consultant Physician, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC)

Medical Director, SKiN Centre for Dermatology
Principal Investigator, SKiN Research Centre
Peterborough, ON


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

Miguel Regueiro, MD
Chair, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Professor, Department of Medicine 
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH, USA


Simon Travis, DPhil FRCP
Professor of Clinical Gastroenterology
Kennedy Institute and Translational Gastroenterology Unit
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

 

Expert Panelists / Workshop Facilitators / Session Chairs

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


Mark Borgaonkar, MD FRCPC

Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Memorial University
St. John’s, NL

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 Director, Alimentiv Inc
London ON

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

Frank Hoentjen, MD PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB


Vivian Huang, MD MSc FRCPC
Associate Professor & Clinican Investigator
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Toronto
Director, Preconception & Pregnancy in IBD Program
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON


Vipul Jairath, MBChB (hons) DPhil MRCP FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Western University
London Health Sciences Centre
London, ON

Erin Kennedy, MD PhD FRCSC
Surgeon, Head of the Division of General Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital
Professor, Department of Surgery & Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON


Reena Khanna, MD MSc FRCPC
Assistant Dean, Clinical Research Training
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University / University Hospital
Division of Gastroenterology
London, ON

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

Yvette PY. Leung, MD FRCPC
Associate Clinical Professor
University of British Columbia
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Physician Lead, IBD and Pregnancy Clinic
Vancouver, BC


Dustin Loomes, MD FRCPC
Director, Vancouver Island IBD Clinic
Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Island Health Authority, Victoria, BC

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


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
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
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Christopher Sheasgreen, MD FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Dalhousie University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Moncton Hospital, Moncton, NB


Mark S Silverberg, MD PhD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Division of Gastroenterology,
Mount Sinai Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre
Toronto, ON


Laura Targownik, MD MSHS
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON


Chadwick Williams, MD FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
Division of Gastroenterology
Internal Medicine Site Lead, Dartmouth General Hospital 
Endoscopy Site Lead, Dartmouth General Hospital 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Chair, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology 
Dartmouth, NS 


Eytan Wine, MD PhD FRCPC
Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

MIIBD XXII Scientific Steering Committee

Alain Bitton, MD FRCPC
McGill University, Montreal, QC

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

Eytan Wine, MD PhD FRCPC
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

  • 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.