Crohn’s and Colitis Canada offers a number of educational webinars throughout the year for individuals living with or affected by IBD. The webinars cover a wide variety of topics including new and emerging treatments, diet and nutrition, how to manage flairs, mental health and more.
Once a live webinar has taken place, the webinar video is uploaded to the playlist found below for your viewing.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Do you, or someone you know, experience pain related to Crohn's or colitis? Do you have concerns or questions about this pain?  If your answer is yes, this webinar is for you! Join us from anywhere you have internet access to learn more about pain in inflammatory bowel disease and get your questions answered. 

Topics will include mechanisms and causes of pain, approaches to pain management, and the latest advancements in pain and IBD research. 


Irina Nistor 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 (Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital). Irina also serves as an instructor in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science at the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Alan Lomax received his PhD from the University of Melbourne and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary. As a result of his postdoctoral research that was supported by an award from Crohn's and Colitis Canada, he was recruited to the faculty of Queen's University in 2006. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, and a member of the gastrointestinal diseases research unit at Queen's. Dr. Lomax's research examines how interactions between bacteria, the nervous system and the immune system can contribute to symptoms of IBD, such as pain. This research may help devise new ways to block the neuronal changes that contribute to pain and diarrhea. 

Featuring a live Q&A, this free event is suitable for all persons living with Crohn's or colitis and their caregivers.

Can't join us on May 2nd? This event will be recorded. Register for the event and we'll send you a link to the recording as soon as it's available.



Wednesday, May 23, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Do you have questions, or do want to learn more about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis? If your answer is yes, this webinar is for you!

Join us from anywhere you have internet access to learn more about IBD from a nurse and expert in the field. During this webinar we will discuss these diseases, review treatment options, let you know what to expect going forward, and will answer your questions LIVE! 

This event is FREE. Suitable for newly diagnosed individuals, their caregivers or those who wish to gain additional information.

CLICK HERE to register and join the discussion! Registration is limited. 


Wednesday, April 4, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EDT

Crohn's and Colitis Canada and Ostomy Canada Society have teamed up so we can talk more about ostomies! Join us for a live discussion on Facebook to hear and learn from people who know what it's like to live with an ostomy, ask your questions, and share your experiences.

 We will talk about:

  • What an ostomy is
  • How to care for and live well with a stoma or pelvic pouch
  • The challenges and benefits of an ostomy
  • Accessing resources to support your life with an ostomy

Like our Facebook page to be notified when the live broadcast begins.

If you have questions you want answered, join our event page to get the discussion started ahead of time!


New and Emerging Treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Click on the video below to watch our most recent webinar on the latest advancements in treatment for IBD. Learn from experts in the field about biologic and biosimilar treatment options that have recently been made available to treat Crohn’s or colitis. This webinar also touches upon newly emerging treatment options that are expected to soon be available.

Webinar Playlist

Please click menu-icon.PNG below to view a playlist of recent webinars to learn more about living with IBD.

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 150 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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