The Genetic, Environmental, Microbial (GEM) Project

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Join us to learn about recent advancements of The GEM Project. This project is a global research study that looks to uncover possible triggers of Crohn’s disease. The more we know about the possible causes of Crohn’s, the closer we get not only to a cure, but also to the ability to prevent the disease from taking hold in the first place.

Event details:

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
7:00 to 8:15 pm ET


Dr. Kenneth Croitoru (MDCM, FRCP) is a full Professor of Medicine and Clinician Scientist at the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is the GEM Project Architect and Lead Investigator.

He completed medical school at McGill University in 1981 and then trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology from 1982-1986. He went on to do post-doctoral training as an MRC Research Fellow in Mucosal Immunology with Dr. John Bienenstock at McMaster University.

How to Register: 

If you are unable to attend the live session, you can still register and receive a link to the recording once it becomes available.

Click here to register for the webinar on October 27th 2020 at 7 pm ET.

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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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