Gutsy Learning Series

The Gutsy Learning Series provides unparalleled access to Canada's top IBD researchers and healthcare providers! This is a special opportunity to connect directly with leaders in the field and strengthen your knowledge of Crohn's disease and colitis.

Available online and in-person, the series is accessible across Canada. All of our talks are recorded for future viewing on our Gutsy Learning Videos page. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our 2020-21 Gutsy Learning Series events will virtual untill further notice. 

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! Alll our events will be offered in English with live French translation.

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The Role of Diet and Nutrition in IBD

Date: May 18, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:15pm ET

Join us to learn about how diet can be used to help manage Crohn's or colitis from a registered dietitian. Types of diets that will be discussed include Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Low FODMAP, Gluten-free, Paleolithic, Crohn's disease exclusion diet (CDED), Mediterranean, IBD-AID diet, and Auto-Immune Protocol diet. Other topics include Enteral Nutrition and supplements.

Robyn Nagel (RD, MHSc) is a Community Registered Dietitian working at a Family Health Team in Midland, Ontario. Robyn completed both her Bachelors of Science in Food and Nutritional Sciences and her Masters of Health Science in Nutrition Communication at Ryerson University.

Robyn has a special interest in infant and child nutrition and has a published research in the journal of Child Nutrition Management. She is also currently completing a breastfeeding support certification.

Robyn has personal experience with Crohn's Disease which drives her interest in this area. Proud to be a part of the IBD community, Robyn is happy to be able to give back whenever possible.
How to Register

Please click here to register. Can't join us live? Register to get a link to the recording. This webinar will be offered in English with live French translation.

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:


  • 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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