Upcoming Events

November 16, 2022 Rheumatological Issues During Preconception and Pregnancy: Rheumatological and Obstetrical Perspectives

Dr. Dharini Mahendira and Dr. Howard Berger will be discussing rheumatological issues during preconception and pregnancy. This event is fully accredited for RCPSC Section 1 and 3 credits and CFPC MainPro+ credits by Continuing Professional Development at the University of Toronto. Dr. Mahendira is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Rheumatologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Berger is Professor of Medicine and Head of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetric Ultrasound at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Click here to register! Register once for access to all 3 webinars and self-learning activities.

MCIBD 2022

MCIBD 2022 will consist of a series of virtual webinars (due to COVID pandemic), and topics will include 1) managing surgery and ostomies in pregnancy; 2) IBD medications and infant health, vaccinations, and breast feeding; 3) Rheumatology and IBD management in pregnancy. See our schedule below for details:

Accreditation:

Continuing Professional Development has awarded the Multidisciplinary Care in IBD 2022 Program with the following credits: 

College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+® (Group-Learning)
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 5.0 Mainpro+® credits.
 
College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+® (Self-Learning)
This one-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 2.0 Mainpro+® credits.
 
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 3.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
 
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 3 (Self-Assessment)
This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 2.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
 
Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

Click here to register for MCIBD 2022 webinars. Register once for access to all 3 webinars and self-learning activities.

Click here to see the list of sponsors for the 2022 program. Sponsors have no direct influence on the topics, speakers, or content of the program.

Past Events

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MCIBD 2022

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the first two sessions of MCIBD 2022 were multidisciplinary webinars covering important topics held on May 11, 2022 and Aug 17, 2022.

Aug 17, 2022 – New IBD Therapies and Safety in Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Infant Health

New Biologics and Small Molecules for IBD: Can They Be Used in Pregnancy? by Dr. Vivian Huang (Gastroenterologist, IBD)

Infants Exposed to Monoclonal Antibody Biologics During Pregnancy and Lactation by Dr. Ann Pham-Huy (Pediatric Infectious Diseases)

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May 11, 2022 – Surgical Management, Ostomy Care and Obstetrical Considerations for IBD Patients

Surgical Management and Ostomy Care During Preconception & Pregnancy by Dr. Helen MacRae (Colorectal Surgeon)

Obstetrical Considerations for IBD Patients with Stomas and Other Surgeries by Dr. Jackie Thomas (Gynecologist and Obstetrician)

View Recording Section 3 Answer Key

MCIBD 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, MCIBD 2021 was a series of multidisciplinary webinars covering important topics held on June 9, 2021, August 18, 2021, and November 17, 2021. A bonus webinar on medications was held on March 30, 2022 to wrap up the season.

March 30, 2022 – Approach to IBD Management During Pregnancy with a Focus on New Biologics and Safety

Optimizing Medical Therapy During Pregnancy in IBD: What’s in the Toolkit? by Dr. Geoffrey Nguyen (GI)

Pregnancy Drug Safety for Women with IBD by Dr. Shinya Ito (Clinician-Scientist)

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June 9, 2021 – Mental Health, IBD, and Pregnancy

Perinatal Mental Health: What is the Issue & What Can We Do About It? by Dr. Simone Vigod (Psychiatrist)

Risky Business? IBD, Mental Health & Risk Perception in Pregnancy by Dr. John Snelgrove (Maternal-Fetal Medicine Obstetrician)

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Aug 18, 2021 – Nutrition, IBD, and Pregnancy

Intersecting Nutrition, Pregnancy & IBD by Bonnie Huang, RD (Registered Dietitian)

A Table for Two? Considerations in IBD & Pregnancy by Dr. Hillary Steinhart (Gastroenterologist, IBD)

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Nov 17, 2021 – Reproductive Considerations in IBD, Surgery in IBD, and Fertility and Pregnancy

Fertility Considerations for Patients & Partners with IBD by Dr. Kimberly Liu (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist)

Surgical Considerations During Pregnancy & Peripartum by Dr. Helen MacRae (Colorectal Surgeon)

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Click here to see the list of sponsors for the 2021 program.

MCIBD 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference which was originally scheduled for March 28, 2020 in Toronto was rescheduled and held virtually on September 26, 2020.

Sep 26, 2020

A Patient’s Perspective by Montana Skurka (Patient Advocate)

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Medications during Pregnancy by Dr. Vivian Huang (Gastroenterologist, IBD)

Overview of IBD and Reproductive Health by Dr. Flavio Habal (Gastroenterologist, Division Head)

IBD and Fertility by Dr. Rhona Zwingerman (Obstretics and Gynaecology)

IBD and Obstretics, Pregnancy, Delivery by Dr. Cynthia Maxwell (Maternal Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

IBD Surgery and Reproductive Health by Dr. Erin Kennedy (Colorectal Surgeon)

Nutrition in Pregnancy and IBD by Julie Cepo, RD (Registered Dietitian) and Dr. Vivian Huang (Gastroenterologist, IBD)

Your Multi-disciplinary Team by Sabine Finkenauer, MSW RSW (Registered Social Worker), Peter Habashi, RN (Registered Nurse), Brenda O’Connor, RN BScN, (Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator), Luxin Ye, RPh (Clinical Pharmacist)

Click here to see the list of sponsors for the 2020 program.

MCIBD 2019

There was no conference scheduled in 2019.

MCIBD 2018

The conference was held on September 29, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto.

Sep 29, 2018 – Managing IBD and Pregnancy Health

Guest Speaker: Dr. C. J. van der Woude (Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist) from the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Click here to see the list of sponsors for the 2018 program.

MCIBD 2017

The conference was held on June 10, 2017 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

June 10, 2017 – IBD and Mental Health

Various guest speakers and medical researchers

MCIBD 2016

The inaugural conference was held on May 12, 2016 at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, Alberta.

May 12, 2016 – Managing IBD during Pregnancy

Various guest speakers and medical researchers

Sponsors

Per year. Click here to see the list of sponsors for the current program.