Delegates are eligible to receive continuing health education credits as outlined below. Delegates who complete this course, and complete the online evaluation on adjournment, will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Basic Science in IBD

Friday, November 8, 2024

This program will provide a maximum of 5.5 hours of continuing health education.

In accordance with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program framework, this program is eligible for:

  • Section 1: Group Learning (Unaccredited): 0.5 credits per hour
  • Section 2: Self-learning (Personal Learning Projects [PLPs]):
    • PLPs are valued at 2 credits per hour of the learning activity
    • PLPs can be earned in addition to claiming credits for Section 1 Group Learning (Unaccredited)
    • There is no maximum on the number of Section 2 credits you may report
    • A minimum of 25 Section 2 credits are required per five year cycle
    • Each of the 4 major topical sessions presented at Basic Science in IBD are eligible to be recorded in MAINPORT as a PLP of 2 hours each:
      • Minimum: 2 hours of PLP on 1 section for 4 credits
      • Maximum: 8 hours of PLP on 4 sections for 16 credits
  • The PLP template will be sent out post-meeting.


  • 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.