Clinical Trials 101

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Have you been wondering about the ins and outs of clinical trials? Join us to learn about the types of clinical trials, including those open to the IBD community in Canada. People with Crohn’s and colitis and their caregivers will get to know what to expect when participating in a clinical trial as well as the potential risks and benefits associated to it. 

You will have the opportunity to ask your questions ahead of time when you register or live during the event. 

This event will be offered in English, with live simultaneous French interpretation.  

Please click here to register for the webinar on February 22, 2023 at 7:00pm 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.


Dr. Christopher Ma (MD, MPH) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gastroenterology at the University of Calgary. He was Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Rising Star Award recipient and Takeda Canada’s PIONEER Grant recipient in 2022. Dr. Ma and his team are currently conducting the first clinical trial that directly compares which of three classes of biologics is optimal for achieving bowel healing.

Event Details

Date: February 22, 2023

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm ET

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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