Nanaimo Information Session

Medical Management of IBD with Tiffany Miller
 
Have you recently been diagnosed with IBD or are struggling to understand the medications used to treat Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis? Are you feeling nervous about starting a new medication based on information you have read online?  This session will go through the different classes of medications used to treat IBD (e.g. immunosuppressants, biologics, corticosteroids) including how they work, when they are used and what the potential side effects might be.  Questions are encouraged, but please note that I will be unable to speak to any clinical experience nor provide any form of medical advice.  The information presented will be based on current guidelines and scientific literature.

Tiffany Miller (UBC Medical Student, Class of 2018)
Tiffany was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at the age of 14.  Her diagnosis fueled an interest in physiology as she strived to better understand her disease process and the medications she was taking.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at Queen’s University in 2014 before being accepted into UBC’s Island Medical Program in Victoria, BC.  She is now in her fourth and final year of medical school and hopes to become a Family Doctor after completing her residency training.  She has been involved with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada for several years, and was President of the Victoria Chapter from 2015-2017.  When she is not studying, she enjoys running, hiking, singing and playing her ukulele.

To register for this event, please email Teri McGeachie at tmcgeachie@crohnsandcolitis.ca,
or call 250-213-7761
Doors open at 10:30am, Presentation begins at 11:00am
Location  • 
Vancouver Island Regional Library, Main Meeting Room, 6250 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5N3 (Map)
Nanaimo, BC
Category  •  edu

  • 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.