Webinars and Videos



Topic: Ostomy 101: Everything you Need to Know about Ostomies and Pelvic Pouches

Summary: Crohn's and Colitis Canada is pleased to offer an educational webinar on ostomies and pelvic pouches presented by leading expert Louise Forest-Lalande.
Louise worked at the CHU Sainte-Justine, a mother-and-child university health centre, as an Enterostomal therapy nurse from 1985 to 2011. In 1992, she completed a Master's degree at the University of Montreal in Adult Education. Louise is a lecturer at the University of Montreal and in several universities and hospitals in China. She has published many papers on Pediatric ET nursing and presented about her specialty in many countries. Louise has served on regional, national and international boards, and served as President of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) from June 2010 to June 2014. Retired form her hospital work, she continues her teaching and lecturing activities, and collaborates with Wound Care and Enterostomal Therapy Nursing organisations. Louise is presently writing a book about pediatric ET Nursing. 

In this webinar, you will learn:
  • What is an ostomy?
  • How to care for and live well with a stoma or pelvic pouch
  • What are some other resources that can support you through your ostomy journey?
It will also feature an interactive Q&A period, so bring your questions! Registration is free

Date: May 24th, 2017

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm EST


  • 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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