Event Details

Date: December 17th, 2020
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET

Join us to get the latest recommendations for people affected by Crohn’s or colitis. Experts also discuss recent developments of COVID-19 vaccines including safety considerations, risks and benefits, and what it means for IBD patients.

This webinar will also feature a special IBD patient and professionals panel that will share their plans on staying “home” for the holidays during the pandemic, and provide tips on how to maintain your health and wellness during the holidays. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions and engage with the panel during this interactive session.

Featured Panelists

Dr. Jean-Eric Ghia (PhD, HDR, Honorary Consul of France in Winnipeg), Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, Internal Medicine Section of Gastroenterology, Director of the Gastrointestinal Basic Biology Research, IBD Clinical & Research Centre, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Dr. Lisa Barrett (MD, PhD., FRCPC), Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University

Sandra Zelinsky, Patient Advisor and Patient Engagement Researcher, IMAGINE Studies. She has lived with Crohn’s disease for over 24 years.

Dr. Noelle Rohatinsky (RN, PhD) is an Associate Professor, Registered Nurse, University of Saskatchewan, 2018 Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Ross McMaster National Unsung Hero Award recipient. She has lived with Crohn’s disease for over 20 years.

Rory Hornstein (RD, BEd.), Registered Dietitian and designated person for nutritional consultation at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary. She has lived experience with IBD.

Peter Dobranowski (M.Sc.), PhD student at the University of Ottawa, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada volunteer and Young Adult Advisory committee member, 2019 AbbVie Scholarship recipient. He has lived experience with IBD.

Dr. Ellen Kuenzig (PhD) Senior Research Associate, SickKids Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre, SickKids Hospital, Investigator for the Canadian Gastro-Intestinal Epidemiology Consortium, member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada COVID-19 Task Force, AbbVie IBD Scholarship recipient. She has lived experience with IBD.


Dr. Gilaad Kaplan (MD, MPH, FRCPC), Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterologist and Epidemiologist, Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Past Chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Council, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada l Twitter: @gilkaplan

Dr. Eric Benchimol (MD, PhD, FRCPC), Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and University of Toronto, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, SickKids, NASPGHAN Canadian Councilor, Chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Council, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada | Twitter: @ericbenchimol

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