Crohn’s and Colitis Canada offers a number of online educational webinars throughout the year for individuals living with or affected by Crohn's or colitis and their families.

Webinars are led by expert clinicians and researches in the field of inflammatory bowel disease that cover a variety of topics including medication and treatment for IBD, diet and nutrition, symptom management, mental health and coping, complications of IBD and more! Frequently asked questions about these topics are answered by the experts during the live webinar.

These presentations are suitable for individuals living with Crohn's or colitis, caregivers of people with Crohn's or colitis, health care providers or those who wish to gain additional information.

upcoming webinars

COVID-19 Updates: Washroom Access During a Pandemic

Thursday, June 4th 2020
7:00-8:00 pm ET

Join us to get the latest recommendations for people affected by IBD. Panel experts will discuss advocacy, safety, and challenges accessing public washrooms as the economy begins to reopen. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions ahead of time when they register for the webinar.

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

Dr. Eric Benchimol (MD, PhD., FRCPC), Associate Professor and Gastroenterologist, Department of Pediatrics and School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa, Division of Gastroenterology at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), NASPGHAN Canadian Councilor

Dr. Lisa Barrett (MD, PhD., FRCPC), Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University

Lezlie Lowe Journalist and Journalist Instructor, Author of No Place To Go: How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs  

How to Register

If you are unable to attend the live session(s), you can still register and receive a link to the recording(s) once they become available.

Click here to register for the webinar on June 4 2020 at 7 pm ET.

For more information about COVID-19 and IBD, please click here

PAST webinar Videos

Shortly after a live webinar has taken place, the video is uploaded and can be found on our Past Webinars page

  • 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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