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

COVID-19 Vaccines in Children and Booster Updates

Date: November 25, 2021
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm ET

Get the latest updates and guidance on COVID-19 vaccines in children and teens living with Crohn's or colitis. This webinar will be offered in English, with live French interpretation.

You will have the opportunity to ask your questions to the experts ahead of time when you register for the webinar or during the live broadcast.

Featured Panelists

Dr. Kevan Jacobson (MD, FACP, MBBCH, FRCPC), Professor and Senior Clinician Scientist, Department of Pediatrics, Child and Family Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital

Dr. Anne Pham-Huy (MD, FRCPC) Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Physician Lead, Primary Immunodeficiency Clinic and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant, Program Director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Training Program, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Chair of Immunize Canada

Dr. David Mack (MD, FRCPC), Professor and Gastroenterologist, University of Ottawa and Director, CHEO IBD Centre, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition


Dr. Gilaad Kaplan (MD, MPH, FRCPC), Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterologist and Epidemiologist, Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Past Chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Council, Crohn's and Colitis Canada l Twitter: @gilkaplan

Dr. Eric Benchimol (MD, PhD, FRCPC), Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and University of Toronto, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, SickKids, NASPGHAN Canadian Councilor, Chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Council, Crohn's and Colitis Canada | Twitter: @ericbenchimol

How to Register

Please click here to register for the webinar. 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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