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  
08:49 EST  Opening Remarks 
Welcome, program objectives
CO-CHAIRS:  Alain Bitton & John Marshall

(1) Surgery and 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
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: Brian Bressler, Brian Feagan, Yvette Leung, Cathy Lu, Jeffrey McCurdy, Neeraj Narula, Sophie Plamondon, Remo Panaccione, Jesse Siffledeen, Chadwick Williams
10:40 EST Refreshment and Network Break (15 minutes)
10:55 EST
2.2 State-of-the-Art Plenary Presentation
Remo Panaccione
11:15 EST 2.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: John Marshall
PANEL: Brian Feagan, Neeraj Narula, Remo Panaccione
11:35 EST E-Mentoring in IBD Lit Quiz – Round Two MODERATOR: Alain Bitton

(3) Cancer 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  Fernendo Velayos
12:15 EST 3.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: Karen Kroeker
 Sam Asfaha, Charles Bernstein, Fernandos Velayos
12:35 EST Lunch & Networking (60 minutes)

(4) Rhematology and IBD
Session Moderator: Alain BItton

13:35 EST 4.1 Case-based Workshop Breakout Session FACILITATORS: Edmond-Jean Bernard, Charles Bernstein, Talat Bessisssow, Sanchit Bhasin, Vivian Huang, Reena Khanna, Sanjay Murthy, Greg Rosenfeld, Christopher Sheasgreen, Mark Silverberg
14:25 EST 4.2 State-of-the-Art Plenary Presentation  Janet Pope
14:45 EST 4.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: Alain Bitton
Reena Khanna, Janet Pope, Mark Silverberg
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 Cynthia Seow
15:55 EST 5.3 Expert Panel Discussion/Q&A MODERATOR: Eytan Winer
PANEL: Vivian Huang, Yvette Leung, 
Cynthia Seow
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.