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

The Link Between Diet and Mental Health in IBD

Date: October 13, 2022
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm ET

Join us to learn more about the relationship between diet, the microbiome, and mental health in people with Crohn's and colitis. Research into dietary interventions (e.g., plant-based diets, fasting-mimicking diet) to improve depression and anxiety in people with IBD will also be discussed. 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.  


Dr. Karen Madsen (MSc, PhD) is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta. Dr. Madsen is a Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grant-in-Aid Recipient (2021) and a Lead Investigator for the Genetic, Environmental, Microbial (GEM) Project.  

How to Register

Please click here to register for the webinar on October 13, 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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