Patient-Oriented Research for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Learn about the IMAGINE SPOR Research Network, the importance of conducting patient-oriented research for inflammatory bowel disease and how patients can be engaged in research initiatives including the roles that they can play in research design, data collection, reporting research findings and implementation. 


Aida Fernandes (MBA) is the Executive Director of the IMAGINE SPOR Research Network. 




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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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