Gutsy Learning Series

The Gutsy Learning Series (GLS) is a national education event hosted by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada in partnership with McMaster University. This annual series offers an innovative learning experience for those affected by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Available online via live broadcast and in-person, the GLS is accessible across Canada.

After the GLS event has taken place, video recordings of the presentations are posted below and available for future viewing. 

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upcoming GLS Events

Crohn's and Colitis Canada is in the process of planning our 2019 Gutsy Learning Series!
Check back here for more details in the early new year.

Past GLS presentations

Managing Complications and Extra-intestinal Manifestations in IBD

Learn about complications or extra intestinal manifestations that are common in people ...

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​Chronic Disease Research Network 

Learn about a network of clinical research studies in Canada that aim to understand the...

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​The Human Microbiome and Fecal Matter Transplant for Ulcerative Colitis 

Learn about the connection between the human microbiome and IBD. Advancements in the de...

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Patient-Oriented Research for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Learn about the IMAGINE SPOR Research Network, the importance of conducting patient-oriented...

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Demystifying Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Learn about surgical indicators or the factors that lead to surgery as a treatment for ...

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Clinical Research: What’s on the Horizon

Learn about types of clinical research in IBD and the importance of patient participation in thes...

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Diagnostics and Testing in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Learn about different medical procedures that are used to diagnose IBD, and to monitor or test fo...

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Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Learn about the relationship between diet and IBD including research studies that aim to better u...

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Mental Health and Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Learn about the brain-gut connection and the relationship between IBD and mental health. Thi...

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The Role of IBD Nurses and Building Relationships

Learn about IBD nursing education in Canada, the critical roles that nurses play within a multidi...

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  • 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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