Learning for Nurses

CANIBD offers a number of learning opportunities throughout the year.
  • Applications for 2019 are currently being accepted. The deadline to submit an application to participate as either a Fellow or Preceptor is Friday, February 15th at 5 p.m. ET​.

    The CANIBD IBD Nurse Fellowship provides an educational and mentoring opportunity to new or early career Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) nurses through a consistent, structured fellowship program in selected IBD Clinic locations across Canada.

    Fellows participate in a one-week on-site preceptorship with an experienced IBD nurse. A second week at the Fellow's employment site may also be facilitated to allow for additional mentoring with the Preceptor.

    Contingent on funding, Fellows and Preceptors receive up to $2,500 to participate in this program.

    CLICK HERE for full application details.

  • J-Pouch Assessment, Management and Surveillance: An APN Led J-Pouch Clinic
    Presented by Michele Rubin APN, CNS, CGRN
    Cost: Free
    Time: Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET

    Click here to register

    Click here to download event poster

    In this webinar presenter Michele Rubin APN, CNS, CGRN will help participants understand the surgical steps, indications, contraindications and complications of the Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis (IPPA) procedure in ulcerative colitis. 

    Participants will learn how to assess Ileal pouch function, understand the goals of pouch function and be able to recognize when complications occur such as pouchitis. Quality of life expectations and psychosocial concerns will be discussed as well as the importance of ongoing ileal pouch surveillance in an APN led J-Pouch ambulatory clinic. 

    This webinar is hosted by the Canadian IBD Nurses (CANIBD) and generously supported by Takeda.

  • In 2018, the Canadian IBD Nurses published the Vaccination Guide for Immunosuppressed Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The guide discusses both standard Canadian vaccinations and vaccination in special circumstances.

    Click here to download the Vaccination Guide
  • The dates for the next conference will be announced in early 2019. Stay tuned!
  • The Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates (CSGNA) invites you to their 30th annual national conference on September 19-21, 2019 in St. John's, Newfoundland. The conference will feature a multi-disciplinary educational program, renowned guest speakers, an extensive two-day trade show, and a great social program.

    For more information, visit the CSGNA website.

  • 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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