Pain in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Learn from a nurse specialist and expert in the field about mechanisms and causes of pain in Crohn's or colitis, approaches to pain management, and the latest advancements in pain and IBD research. 


Irinia Nistor (NP, PhD) is a Nurse Practitioner with 14 years of clinical experience in pain management and gastroenterology. Over the past 5 years, she has been a NP in inpatient Gastroenterology at Halton Healthcare.

Dr. Alan Lomax is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, and a member of the gastrointestinal diseases research unit at Queen's. 

  • 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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