Ottawa Registration

The first of what promises to be a highly informative learning series is taking place in Ottawa at the Canadian Museum of Nature on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During the Gutsy Learning Series event, you will hear about key findings from the 2018 Impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Canada report, innovative research funded by Crohn's and Colitis Canada that seeks to understand and improve the psychosocial risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) pain and poorer quality of life, and more!

Guests will have the opportunity to get their burning questions answered by a panel of researchers, clinicians, caregivers, and individuals living with IBD.

Please join us in-person to connect with renowned experts and members of your local community while enjoying a delectable lunch reception!


Dr Dean Tripp completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University, holding several university positions before joining Queen's University in 2001. He is currently Professor in the Department of Psychology, and cross appointed to Anesthesiology and Urology at Queen's. 

He has published over 80 peer-reviewed publications & chapters, 5 treatment manuals, has developed 14 annual Pain Education events in Kingston, has presented his research in many national and international forums including TEDx events, and has consulted around the world on clinical research and patient engagement.  

Dr. Tripp has been nationally and locally awarded for his excellence in teaching and research. His research has focused on pain and psychosocial factors associated with adjustment within various patient populations. 

Dr Sanjay Murthy is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and a Clinician-Investigator in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Ottawa. He is a member of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Centre at the General Campus and Director of the Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for The Ottawa Hospital.

He completed his M.D. at the University of Ottawa and Gastroenterology Residency at the University of Toronto. He subsequently completed fellowships in IBD at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, advanced endoscopy, and clinical nutrition at the Toronto General Hospital. He further completed a M.Sc. in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

His clinical areas of focus include IBD and clinical nutrition. His research program focuses on the application of clinical epidemiologic methods to study health care questions pertaining to IBD and colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention, particularly with respect to the clinical and cost-effectiveness of current paradigms of care and ways to improve the efficiency and quality of delivery of health care services.

Dr Nicholas Carman is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. He is a staff Pediatric Gastroenterologist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and CHEO IBD Centre. He is the Director of Advanced Diagnostics and Therepeutics, and the Director of Endoscopic Services. 

He completed his Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship training at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, and moved to Canada to undertake an advanced clinical research fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Sickkids in Toronto, and subsequently joined the staff at CHEO. 

Dr. Carman's research interests involve predominantly clinical research in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and is an academic member of the Future Leaders of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He is also a GRADE and guideline methodologist for the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG), and has a special interest in Endoscopic assessment and outcomes for patients with IBD.

Event Schedule: 

10:30 am - Welcome reception (coffee/tea)
11:00 am - Presentations 
12:00 pm - Lunch reception 
12:45 pm - Presentations 
  1:20 pm - Expert panel Q.A period
  2:00 pm - End  
Paid parking is available at the venue. 

Limited seats are available for this FREE event.

How to Register: 

Thank you for your interest in this event. Registration is now closed as the event has taken place.  

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

Sponsors: Pfizer, abbvie and Janssen

  • 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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