Crohn's and Colitis Canada Jaclyn Fisher Education Symposium

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You’re invited! 

Join us virtually on Sunday, November 29 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm ET for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Jaclyn Fisher Education Symposium.

This free educational event, in memory of Jaclyn Fisher, will feature several distinguished medical professionals discussing various topics related to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, including: preparing for an appointment with a gastroenterologist, fertility and inflammatory bowel disease, the transition from being a pediatric to adult patient, and many more! 

The schedule of presentations for the day are as follows:

9:00 – 10:00 am: Dr. Gad Friedman – How to Prepare for an Appointment with Your Gastroenterologist
10:00 – 11 am: Dr. Dean Tripp – IBD Mental Health Research is Essential
11:00 – 12:00 pm: Natasha Haskey – I have IBD: What should I eat?
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Lynn Wachman – Yoga Session (Lunch break)
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Dr. Rhonda Zwingerman – Fertility and IBD
2:00 – 3:00 pm: Dr. Martha Dirks – Readiness in Transition of IBD Care from the Pediatric to Adult Setting

Want to learn more about our speakers? Read all about them here.

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RSVP to save your spot—as spaces are limited. The Zoom link for the symposium will be sent several days prior to the event. The education sessions will simultaneously be translated in French.​

You are welcome to attend any or all presentations that interest you.

If you would like to donate to help support Crohn's and Colitis Canada's initiatives during Crohn's and Colitis Awareness month, you can do so here!

All donations of $100 and above during the month of November will receive a FREE Gutsy person pin.

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  • 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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