MIND and GUT: the conundrum of chronic illness

Saturday June 10, 2017 at Lister Hall, University of Alberta.

The 2nd annual MCIBD conference will focus on the importance of mental health issues in patients with chronic illness, especially digestive diseases such as Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).   Attendees will be able to interact with expert clinicians, and multidisciplinary care providers, as well as learn tips and strategies (for themselves and also for their patients) on how to manage issues of chronic pain and co-morbid mental health issues, when managing the digestive diseases.

Information on registration will be posted soon.



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“Strength through shared knowledge”

The first MCIBD conference was held March 12, 2016 at Royal Mayfair Golf Club.  The conference included a series of interactive seminars, and workshops, led by expert clinicians in IBD management, maternal fetal medicine, obstetrics, general surgery, IBD nursing care, and dietician.  More than 40 physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals involved in the care of men and women with IBD attended the educational event.  The event was sponsored by AIHS, U of A FOMD, and several pharmaceutical companies (Abbvie, Janssen, Takeda, Ferring, Shire).   Attendees were provided copies of the newly published Toronto Consensus Statements on the Management of IBD During Pregnancy, as well as the opportunity to meet experts in the field and ask questions.