Gutsy Learning Series

SPRING 2017 Series 

Are you newly diagnosed or caring for someone who lives with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis? 

Crohn's and Colitis Canada, in partnership with McMaster University, offers you the opportunity to learn more about the latest research in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The theme of this series focused on the human microbiome and inflammatory bowel disease. It featured an interactive Q&A period with leading Crohn's and colitis renowned medical experts. 

Spring 2017 Presentations

Topic: The Human Microbiome and Fecal Transplantation for Ulcerative Colitis

Speaker: Dr. Michael Surette, PhD

Topic: Chronic Disease Research Network

Speaker: Dr. Paul Moayyedi, BSc, MB, CHB, PhD, MPH, FRCP (London), PRCPC, FACG, AGAF

Topic: Patient-Oriented Research

Speaker: Aida Fernandes, BSc, MBA


Topic: Panel Discussion on Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Microbiome

Panelists: Dr. Marshall, Dr. Moayyedi, Dr. Surette, Aida Fernandes

past video presentations



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  • 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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