Learning for Nurses

CANIBD holds a number of conferences and education events throughout the year. Read the content below to learn more about these opportunities, and how you can participate.
  • The deadline to apply for the 2019 Fellowship competition has passed. The 2020 competition will be launched in late 2019.

    The CANIBD IBD Nurse Fellowship provides an educational and mentoring opportunity to new or early career Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) nurses through a consistent, structured fellowship program in selected IBD Clinic locations across Canada.

    Fellows participate in a one-week on-site preceptorship with an experienced IBD nurse. A second week at the Fellow's employment site may also be facilitated to allow for additional mentoring with the Preceptor.

    Contingent on funding, Fellows and Preceptors receive up to $2,500 to participate in this program.

    Read the full application details.

  • Stay tuned for upcoming webinars

    Past Webinars

    J-Pouch Assessment, Management and Surveillance: An APN Led J-Pouch Clinic (Presented by Michele Rubin APN, CNS, CGRN)

    Microscopic Colitis – More Than Meets the Eye (Presented by Dr. John Marshall)

    Total IBD Care – Loss of Response and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (Presented by Dr. Neeraj Narula)

    Crohn’s disease – An update on current management with a focus on incorporating Ustekinumab into clinical practice (Presented by Dr. Lindsay Crabbe)

  • In 2018, the Canadian IBD Nurses published the Vaccination Guide for Immunosuppressed Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The guide discusses both standard Canadian vaccinations and vaccination in special circumstances.

    Download the Vaccination Guide
  • The dates for the next conference will be announced in early 2020. Stay tuned!

    CANIBD holds an annual conference in conjunction with Meeting of the Minds in Toronto, Ontario. For more information about the annual CANIBD conference, Meeting of the Minds or Canada Future Directions in IBD, click HERE.

    Read a summary of the 2019 CANIBD Conference HERE.
  • The Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates (CSGNA) invites you to their 31st annual national conference on October 1-3, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta. The conference will feature a multi-disciplinary educational program, renowned guest speakers, an extensive two-day trade show, and a great social program.

    For more information, visit CSGNA.
  • Details coming soon!
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, equip yourselves with information and encourage your IBD patients to do so as well. Below, you will find resources for healthcare providers and patients on COVID-19 and IBD.

    Guidance for People with IBD

    Get up-to-date recommendations on COVID-19 for people with IBD, developed by Crohn's and Colitis Canada's COVID-19 Task Force. This resource provides guidelines on IBD medications, physical distancing, travel, clinic visits, and more.


    Crohn's and Colitis Canada is delivering webinars every Thursday. Each week, experts provide updates on the state of COVID-19 and share specific recommendations for people with IBD. Various panelists are invited each week to speak on different topics. Past topics include pregnancy, diet, infusion clinics, and mental health. To watch past webinars or sign up for future webinars, click here.

    Additional Resources

    The Public Health Agency of Canada provides excellent information and resources on COVID-19 and the impact for Canadians.

    The Surveillance Epidemiology of Coronavirus Under Research Exclusion (SECURE-IBD) is an international registry to monitor and report on outcomes of COVID-19 occurring in IBD patients. Healthcare providers can report cases. You can also access the public data and updates that are available.

    Crohn's and Colitis Canada has developed posters for you to use in your clinic to help direct patients to their weekly webinars on COVID-19 and IBD.

    Thank You!

    To all nurses out there, thank you! We know that working on the frontlines may be challenging, tiring, and scary. You are all heroes and if CANIBD can support you in any way, please do not hesitate to email canibd@crohnsandcolitis.ca.
  • In 2020, the Canadian IBD Nurses published the Biologic Therapy Teaching Tool for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This tool is designed for IBD nurses and healthcare providers to assist in educating patients when discussing treatment options for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The tool discusses guidelines for delivering the medications and considerations for special populations.

    Download the Biologic Therapy Tool for Ulcerative Colitis.
    Download the Biologic Therapy Tool for Crohn's Disease.

  • 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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