26th Annual Key Topics in GI – IBD in 2023 and Beyond

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  • 26th Annual Key Topics in GI – IBD in 2023 and BeyondJun 15, 2023 - Jun 16, 202312:30 pm - 5:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Basic Medical Sciences Building: Room-Frederic Gaspard Theatre A

University of Manitoba, 745 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0J9

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Learning Objectives

Thursday PM
• To understand what factors are risk factors for development of Crohns disease and what factors are predictors of     disease progression
• To understand the role of serotonin and interferon lambda in immune regulation of IBD
• To understand which dietary factors impact on IBD outcomes

• To understand the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on persons with IBD
• To understand how patients with IBD responded to COVID-19 vaccinations and infections
• To learn what vaccines are indicated and the optimal timing for their administration in persons with IBD
• To learn approaches to optimize IBD management during pregnancy
• To consider what the optimal endpoints of mucosal healing in IBD should be
• To understand aspects of nutrition management in IBD
• To learn the outcomes from switching biological originator therapy to biosimilar therapy
• To develop an approach to therapeutic decision making in Cohn’s disease
• To develop an approach to therapeutic decision making in ulcerative colitis
• To learn whether combining advanced therapies in IBD is safe and effective


Thursday June 15 PM

1230 Welcome – Charles Bernstein
Moderator: Jean Eric Ghia
1235-1305 Predictors of development of Crohn’s disease – Dr Ken Croitoru, University of Toronto
1305-1335 Biomarkers that predict Crohn’s disease outcomes – Dr Mark Silverberg, University of Toronto
1335-1405 Emerging roles of gut serotonin in regulation of immune response, microbiota composition and colitis – Dr Waliul Khan  McMaster University
1406-1436 IFN lambda a new regulator in colonic inflammation? – Deanna Santer University of Manitoba

Break: 1440-1500

1500-1530 Insights into inflammatory bowel disease and effects of dietary fat using preclinical models – Dr. Kevan Jacobson University of British Columbia
1531-1601 Dietary fibre subtypes in IBD –  Dr. Heather Armstrong—University of Manitoba
1601-1645 Panel discussion: All speakers
Dr Jean Eric Ghia

Friday June 16

0825-830 Welcome – Dr Charles Bernstein
Moderator: Don Duerksen, University of Manitoba
0830-900 2023 IBD Impact Report in Canada- Gilaad Kaplan U Calgary
0900-930 How did COVID-19 affect mental health and access to care in persons with IBD-Seth Shaffer U Manitoba
0930-1000  Vaccinations and IBD; What do patients need and are they getting it?- Millie Long UNC
1000-1030  Optimizing management of IBD patients in pregnancy –Yvette Leung UBC

1030-1050 Break

Moderator: Don Duerksen, University of Manitoba
1050-1120 Endoscopy, Histology or both as a target in IBD – Fernando Magro University of Porto, Portugal
1120-1150 Nutrition as treatment in IBD-evidence and clinical practice –Iris Dotan  Rabin Medical Centre, Petah Tikva, Israel
1150-1230 Don Duerksen University of Manitoba Panel Discussion


Afternoon moderator – Seth Shaffer, University of Manitoba
1330-1400 Choosing therapy in CD – Bincy Abraham,  Houston Methodist Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College
1400-1430 Choosing therapy in UC – Hillary Steinhart, University of Toronto
1430-1500 Biosimilars 2 years post mandatory nonmedical switch – Greg Rosenfeld, UBC
1500-1530 Combined biological therapies in IBD: future, fact or fiction?” Peter Lakatos, McGill University,”

1530-1550 Break

1550-1700 Panel discussion – Dr Charles Bernstein


Rem Binua –  rbinua@hsc.mb.ca
204-789-3628 (phone)


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