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

Fertility and Pregnancy in Crohn’s and Colitis

Date: September 12, 2024
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET

Did you know that Crohn’s and colitis may impact the fertility of both men and women? Are you concerned about how inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may affect your pregnancy journey? 

Join us on September 12, 2024, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET to learn about optimizing fertility, managing IBD during pregnancy, and embracing parenthood with confidence. You will have the opportunity to understand the factors impacting male and female fertility when living with Crohn’s and colitis. Transitioning into pregnancy, you will hear about the important considerations before and during pregnancy, such as IBD testing, treatment options, and medication safety.

We will explore the journey of giving birth and postpartum life, including breastfeeding. Our expert speakers will also provide valuable advice on adjusting to life with a baby while navigating the challenges of IBD.

Ask your questions ahead of time when you register or live during the event. This event is offered in English with live French interpretation.
 

Speakers

Dr. Vivian Huang and Dr. Cynthia Seow – more details to be announced soon!
 

How to Register

Please click here to register for the webinar on September 12, 2024 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.

 

Ostomy Care in Crohn’s and Colitis

Date: October 8, 2024
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET

Are you, or a loved one, getting ready to live with an ostomy? Have you ever wondered how to maintain a fulfilling life after ostomy surgery?

Join us on October 8, 2024, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET to dive into the topic of living well with an ostomy, where we'll cover what you need to know from pre-surgery preparations to long-term care. Gain insights into the different types of ostomies, understand post-operative care essentials, and learn about selecting the right products and supplies for your individual needs. 

Discover practical tips for stoma care, maintaining a healthy diet, and staying active with an ostomy. Plus, explore coping strategies for managing psychological and emotional aspects, as well as expert advice on recognizing and addressing common complications. Whether you're preparing for surgery or seeking support for long-term ostomy care, this webinar is a valuable resource for anyone navigating life with an ostomy.

Ask your questions ahead of time when you register or live during the event. This event is offered in English with live French interpretation.
 

Speakers

Theresa Henderson – more details to be announced soon!
 

How to Register

Please click here to register for the webinar on October 8, 2024 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.

 

From Childhood to the Elderly: Navigating IBD Care

Date: November 26, 2024
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET

Have you ever wondered how Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis impact different age groups? Are you curious about the varying symptoms and complications of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) across different life stages?

Join us on November 26, 2024, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET, to get a better understanding of the unique aspects of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis across different age groups. Delve into the differences in symptoms and complications and extra-intestinal manifestations experienced by people with IBD at various life stages, from childhood through senior care. 

Gain valuable insights into tailored IBD care strategies, including medications, monitoring, and testing, as well as lifestyle habits such as exercise and diet adjustments, specifically designed to support individuals living with Crohn’s and colitis at every age. Whether you're a person with IBD, caregiver, or healthcare professional, this webinar offers essential knowledge to navigate the complexities of IBD management across the lifespan.

Ask your questions ahead of time when you register or live during the event. 

This event is offered in French with live English interpretation. You can find the instructions on how to join the English interpretation room in the ZOOM confirmation email sent to registrants (upon registration) and in the ZOOM reminder emails (sent one day and one hour before the webinar). The presentation, translated into English, will also be sent to you before and during the event if you indicate that your preferred language is English in the registration form.
 

Speakers

Dr. Prévost Jantchou – more details to be announced soon!
 

How to Register

Please click here to register for the webinar on November 26, 2024 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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