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

Clinical Trials 101

Date: February 22, 2023
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm ET

Have you been wondering about the ins and outs of clinical trials? Join us to learn about the types of clinical trials, including those open to the IBD community in Canada. People with Crohn’s and colitis and their caregivers will get to know what to expect when participating in a clinical trial as well as the potential risks and benefits associated to it. 

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

Dr. Christopher Ma (MD, MPH) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gastroenterology at the University of Calgary. He was Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Rising Star Award recipient and Takeda Canada’s PIONEER Grant recipient in 2022. Dr. Ma and his team are currently conducting the first clinical trial that directly compares which of three classes of biologics is optimal for achieving bowel healing.

How to Register

Please click here to register for the webinar on February 22, 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.
 

Gut Mucosal Healing and New and Emerging Therapies

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

Are you familiar with mucosal healing in inflammatory bowel disease? Join us to hear from an expert gastroenterologist about 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. Emerging and newly available medications in Canada will also be discussed during this event. 

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

Dr. Remo Panaccione (MD, FRCPC) is a Gastroenterologist, Professor of Medicine, and the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic in the Department of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Dr. Panaccione was the recipient of the 2020 Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Physician of the Year Award, 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.


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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The Gutsy Learning Series presentations could not occur without the support of our generous sponsors:

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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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