Gutsy Learning Series and Webinars

The Gutsy Learning Series and Webinar events provide unparalleled access to Canada's top IBD researchers and healthcare providers! It is a special opportunity to connect directly with leaders in the field and strengthen your knowledge of Crohn's and colitis across a variety of topics, including medication and emerging treatments, diet and nutrition, symptom and flare management, complications and extraintestinal manifestations, mental health, pregnancy and more.

The series is accessible throughout the year online from anywhere with internet access, and across Canada for in-person events. All of our events are recorded for future viewing on our Past Event Videos page.

Registrants have the opportunity to get their questions answered by the experts during an interactive, live Q&A period. Questions can be asked ahead of time during registration or the live broadcast. Can't join us live, register for webinar(s) and we will send you a link to the recording!

Scroll down for upcoming events, or click here to watch past event videos.

Upcoming events

Gut Mucosal Healing and New Therapies For IBD

Date: April 24, 2023
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm ET

Do you know what mucosal healing is and why it's important for achieving remission and avoiding flare-ups in IBD? Are you concerned about running out of treatment options to manage your Crohn's or colitis?

Join us for our Gut Mucosal Healing and New Therapies for IBD Gutsy Learning Series webinar on Monday April 24, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET. Connect with an expert gastroenterologist to find out how inflammation in Crohn's and colitis affects the intestinal (gut) mucosa membrane, steps to prevent progressive damage to your gut, and how to promote healing of the mucosa lining to achieve and maintain remission. You will also have the opportunity to learn about emerging and newly available medications for IBD in Canada.

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.  

Speaker

Dr. Remo Panaccione (MD, FRCPC) is the Assistant Dean of MD Admissions at the University of Calgary and a Professor within the Faculty of Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine. He is also a gastroenterologist and serves as Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Director of Research for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Dr. Panaccione was the recipient of the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Physician of the Year Award in 2020. He is a Lead Scientist for Crohn's and Colitis Canada's Promoting Access and Care through Centres of Excellence (PACE) network and a member of Crohn's and Colitis Canada's COVID-19 Task Force.

 

How to Register

Please click here to register for the webinar on April 24, 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.
 

Complementary and Body-based Interventions for IBD

Date: May 24, 2023
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm ET

Are you curious about how natural or body-based therapies could be used to help manage your Crohn’s or colitis? Do you want to hear about the latest evidence for using complementary therapies to manage symptoms of IBD?

Join us for our webinar to learn about the different types of complementary and body-based interventions that may be integrated with your IBD treatment plan. An expert gastroenterologist will discuss the potential risks and benefits of the natural therapies (e.g. herbal remedies, diet supplements, probiotics, curcumin) and body-based practices (e.g. acupuncture, chiropractic, yoga, exercise) for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. You will also learn about scientific evidence suggest on these interventions.

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.  

Speaker

Dr. Adam Weizman (MD, FRCPC) is a gastroenterologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  He was the recipient of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Physician of the Year Award in 2022. 

Dr. Weizman is the Medical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital and the Head of Quality and Patient Safety for the division of gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network. His research interests include healthcare quality and health outcomes, with a focus on IBD.

How to Register

Please click here to register for the webinar on May 24, 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.


IBD Surgery and Ostomy 101

Date: TBA, 2022
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm ET

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed. Please stay tuned for any updates. Thank you for your understanding!

Join us to learn more about surgery for IBD, including ostomies, and how this treatment option can benefit you. Get an expert medical perspective on these treatment options, including types of surgery for Crohn’s or colitis, types of ostomies (permanent vs. temporary), and the benefits and risks of surgery. 

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.  

Panelist

TBA

How to Register

Please click here to register for the webinar on TBA, 2022 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.

Past events and videos

All of our GLS talks are recorded for future viewing. Please click here to watch past presentations on our Gutsy Learning Videos page.

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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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