Agenda & Learning Objectives

Participants in this program will be able to:
  • Consider treatment approached to surgery and IBD
  • Discuss dual therapies and management strategies for IBD
  • Explore current treatment approaches to rheumaological manifestations in IBD
  • Examine therapies and management strategies for cancer and IBD
  • Review the current strategies in the treatment of pregnancy and IBD
  • Survey current IBD literature
NOTE: Interactive sessions will require the use of a mobile device.
08:30 EST CCC Opening TBC  
08:42 EST  Opening Remarks 
Welcome, program objectives
CO-CHAIRS:  Alain Bitton & John Marshall

(1) Surgery IBD Session Moderator: Cynthia Seow

08:50 EST 1.1 GI Case Presentation from the Podium (interactive) MODERATOR: Cynthia Seow
09:05 EST
1.2 State-of-the-Art Plenary Presentation
Surgery and IBD 
Paulo Kotze
09:25 EST 1.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: Cynthia Seow
PANEL: Paulo Kotze, Cathy Lu, Jeffrey McCurdy

09:45 EST

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

(2) Dual Therapy: Past, present and future Session Moderator: John Marshall

09:50 EST 2.1 Case-based Workshop Breakout Session FACILITATORS: TBC
10:40 EST Refreshment and Network Break (15 mins)  
10:55 EST
2.2 State-of-the-Art Plenary Presentation
Dual Therapy
Remo Panaccione
11:15 EST 2.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: John Marshall
PANEL: Remo Panaccione + 2
11:35 EST E-Mentoring in IBD Lit Quiz – Round Two MODERATOR: Alain Bitton

(3) Rhematology and IBD Session Moderator: Alain BItton

11:40 EST 3.1 Case-based Workshop Breakout Session


12:30 EST Lunch (60 mins)
13:30 EST 3.2 State-of-the-Art Plenary Presentation 
Rheumatology and IBD
Janet Pope
13:50 EST
3.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A
MODERATOR: Alain Bitton
 Reena Khanna, Janet Pope + 1 TBC

(4) Cancer and IBD Session Moderator: Karen Kroeker

14:10 EST 4.1 GI Case Presentation from the Podium (interactive) MODERATOR: Karen Kroeker
14:25 EST 4.2 State-of-the-Art Plenary Presentation 
Cancer and IBD
Fernendo Velayos
14:45 EST 4.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: Karen Kroeker
PANEL: Charles Bernstein, Fernandos Velayos + 1 TBC
15:05 EST E-Mentoring in IBD Lit Quiz – Round Three MODERATOR: Alain Bitton

(5) Pregnancy and IBD  Session Moderator: Eytan Wine

15:10 EST Grab and go break (10 mins)  
15:20 EST 5.1 GI Case Presentation from the Podium (interactive) MODERATOR: Eytan Wine
15:35 EST 5.2 State-of-the-Art Plenary Presentation 
Pregnancy and IBD
Cynthia Seow
15:55 EST 5.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: Eytan Winer
PANEL: Yvette Leung, 
Cynthia Seow + 1 TBC
16:15 EST Richard Fedorak Mentoring in IBD Award of Distinction TBA
16:30 EST Closing Remarks – Evaluation, Adjournment CO-CHAIRS: Alain BittonJohn Marshall
16:35 - 18:00 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.