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  • An Update on IBD June 9 2017Jun 9, 20178:00 am - 5:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Basic Medical Sciences Building: Room-Theatre C

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

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This is the 22nd annual symposium hosted by the Section of Gastroenterology. World renown experts in gastroenterology will be discussing key issues in the management of inflammatory bowel disease including the optimal use of novel therapies and the role for diet and stress in the course of the disease. Panel discussions throughout the day  will highlight common problems. The program is accredited by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology.


Charles Bernstein MD, FRCPC
Scientific Chair

Alain Bitton MD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, Director, Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre

Brian Bressler MD MS FRCPC
Director, Advanced IBD Training Program, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of British Columbia

Iris Dotan MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center,  Head IBD Center, Tel Aviv Israel

Joshua Korzenik MD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Director of Crohn’s and Colitis Center, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy

Professor of Medicine, Director Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University

Geoffrey C. Nguyen MD PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Ernest Seidman MDCM FRCP FACG
Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Canada Research Chair in Immune Mediated Gastrointestinal Disorders, McGill University

Mark S. Silverberg MD PhD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre, Toronto, Ontario

A. Hillary Steinhart MD MSc FRCP(C)
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto Medical Lead, Mount Sinai Hospital Inflammatory Bowel, Disease Centre

John R. Walker PhD
Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Laura Targownik MD MSHS FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba



$150 Registration Fee for Practicing Physicians.

All other professions register at no cost by contacting: Dorothy Miller at 204-789-3369 or email: Dorothy.miller@umanitoba.ca


2017 GI Symposium Brochure


Section 1 programs approved by the CAG for MOC Section 1 credits are eligible for conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
This event is an accredited group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College, approved by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG).

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