Arthritis in Crohn’s and Colitis

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Did you know that arthritis is a common complication for those with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis? Are you aware of the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for managing arthritis alongside inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Join us on October 30, 2024, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET for our online event on arthritis in Crohn’s and colitis. This session will cover essential topics, including the prevalence of arthritis within the IBD community and an overview of the main types of arthritis, such as spondyloarthritis (inflammation of the spine). We will discuss the risk factors and causes of arthritis in IBD, prevention measures, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment options. Moreover, we will share valuable strategies for managing arthritis through lifestyle habits. This education event aims to empower attendees with the knowledge needed to better understand and manage arthritis when living with IBD.

Ask your questions ahead of time when you register or live during the event. This event is offered in English with live French interpretation.


Dr. Eileen Crowley is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Clinician Researcher with expertise in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel disease.  She is a Crohn’s and Colitis Canada-funded researcher, conducting the first Canadian population-based study to understand the prevalence of inflammatory arthritis in people with IBD, and the use of opioids and healthcare services among this sub-group.

Dr. Janet Pope is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Western Ontario and the Division Head in Rheumatology at St. Joseph's Health Centre in London, Ontario. She is passionate about research, teaching, mentoring and excellent clinical care. Dr. Pope was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Canadian Rheumatology Association and the Rheumatologist of the Year from the Ontario Rheumatology Association.

How to Register     

Please click here to register for the webinar on October 30, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. ET. Can't attend live? Register for the webinar, and we'll send you a link to the recording. Please submit your questions ahead of time using the registration form.

Location  • 
ZOOM (Virtual)
Category  •  edu

  • 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.

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