Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Older Adulthood

Join us online to learn about the journey of living with Crohn's disease and colitis in older adulthood. Experts will discuss how aging can impact treatment, symptom management, complications or extra-intestinal manifestations of IBD, access to health care and more. Get your questions answered by the expert in this live presentation! 

This event is hosted in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Nurses in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (CANIBD). ​


Dr. Noelle Rohatinsky is a registered nurse and Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing, at the University of Saskatchewan. Noelle has been volunteering with Crohn's and Colitis Canada for several years. She has led Newly Diagnosed Nights to individuals in her community and nationally via our webinars. In 2018, Noelle received the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Ross McMaster National Unsung Hero Award. Noelle herself was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2009.

In 2016, Dr. Noelle Rohatinsky and Dr. Tracie Risling were awarded a CANIBD grant to explore patient and family experiences in transitioning from pediatric to adult care. Noelle also received a 2018 Canadian Institute of Health Research Seed Grant from the University of Saskatchewan to investigate quality of life in older adults living with inflammatory bowel disease

How to register for the webinar:

Click here to register for this FREE event. This presentation is suitable for individuals living with Crohn's or colitis, caregivers of people with Crohn's or colitis, health care providers or those who wish to gain additional information.

Can't join us on October 16th? Register for the webinar and we will send you a link to the recording.
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Online webinar
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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