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

Webinars are led by expert clinicians and researches in the field of IBD that cover a variety of topics including treatments, diet and nutrition, symptom management, mental health, transitions from pediatric to adult care, 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

ECCO Breakthroughs: Latest Advancements in IBD Research 

April 23 2019
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EDT

Join us online to learn about exciting research advancements for emerging IBD therapies. Experts will highlight study results presented at the 14th annual 2019 ECCO Congress (European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation). During this presentation you will get the latest information on fecal microbiota transplantation, biologic and biosimilar medications, and dietary therapies. This is your opportunity to get your questions answered by the experts!


Dr. Johan van Limbergen (MD, Ph.D., FRCPC) is a clinician-scientist at the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He will be relocating in June 2019 to the Amsterdam University Medical Centres in the Netherlands. Johan's clinical and research interests focuses on the microbiome and dietary therapy of IBD. 

​Dr. Smita Halder (MRCP, MRes, Ph.D) is an Associate Professor and a GI Specialist at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Her research interests include the epidemiology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and health services research.

Dr. Siwar Albashir (MD, FRCPC) is an Assistant Professor and a GI specialist at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. 


Click here to register for this FREE event. Can't join us on April 23rd? Register for the webinar any way and we will send you a link to the recording.

Newly Diagnosed: Understanding the Basics of IBD 

May 8 2019
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Learn more from a nurse and expert in the field about the basics of living with Crohn's and colitis, diet and nutrition, medication and treatment options, and what to expect going forward. Get your questions answered in this interactive live webinar!

Dr. Noelle Rohatinsky (R.N, Ph.D) is an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatoon in Saskatechwan. Noelle is also registered nurse and has worked on nursing units where she cared for individuals living with IBD. She has being offering Newly Diagnosed Nights to individuals in her community since 2011 and offering them nationally via webinars since 2017. In 2018, Noelle received the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Ross McMaster National Unsung Hero Award. Noelle herself was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2009.  

Click here to register for this FREE event. Can't join us on May 8th? Register for the webinar any way and we will send you a link to the recording. 

PAST webinar Listings

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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