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The CSGNA is endeavouring to hold virtual education throughout 2021 in lieu of an in person meeting. More details to follow.

Update on the Management of IBD: Sequence Does Matter - Webinar

With Dr. Marla Dubinsky | Tues. March 9 @ 1400 ET

CSGNA is offering a number of online educational webinars throughout the year for CSGNA members. These webinars are led by expert healthcare professionals and researches in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that cover a variety of topics.

Our live and interactive Q&A period provides participants the opportunity to get answers to their questions directly from the experts. Questions can be submitted ahead of time during registration or the live broadcast.

Can't join us live, register for webinar(s) and we will send you a link to the recording!

45 mins of education | 15 mins Q&A

Expert: Marla C. Dubinsky, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine @Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the pillars of care to the management of IBD
  • Identify the approach to sequencing IBD therapies

Dr. Dubinsky received her medical degree from Queen’s U, ON. She completed her pediatric residency at Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, AB, and her clinical fellowship in gastroenterology and nutrition at Sainte-Justine Hospital at the University of Montreal,QC. She completed her research fellowship in IBD at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, where she served as the Director of the Pediatric IBD Center before going to Mount Sinai as the Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital and Co-director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center. Is the Co-Director of the IBD Preconception and Pregnancy Planning Clinic at Mount Sinai. She is the Co-Founder of Mi-Test Health and Cornerstones Health. Primary research focuses on the influence of genetics and immune responses on the variability in clinical presentations and prognostic outcomes as well as therapeutic drug monitoring and positioning IBD therapies.

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IBD Scholarship

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada awards ten one-time scholarships of $5,000 to students of any age, living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who are enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary educational institute for the upcoming fall 2021.

Past scholarship recipients represent students who are living well with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who not only strive to sustain an optimal level of wellness, but also seek to inspire others to do the same.

This program is made possible by an educational grant provided by AbbVie Canada.

Application Process

All applicants must submit scanned originals of the following information via online by June 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

  1. A completed 2021 AbbVie IBD Scholarship online application
  2. A completed and signed Proof of Diagnosis Form from your treating health care professional (Please note: if you are unable to receive your doctors signature for the Proof of Diagnosis form due to circumstances with COVID-19, you may use a Proof of Diagnosis form from past years. Alternatively, although the application due date will remain June 1st, the Proof of Diagnosis forms will be accepted until June 26th. Any Proof of Diagnosis form submitted after June 26th will not be accepted.)   
  3. A signed and dated Applicant Consent Form 
  4. Two (2) letters of personal recommendation from a teacher, guidance counsellor, school official, coach, mentor, health care provider, professional colleague or employer
  5. A one (1) page (500 word max.) essay outlining how you demonstrate your academic aspiration and strive to sustain an optimal level of wellness, allowing you to excel to reach your personal and academic goals and inspiring others to do the same.
    Questions to address in your essay:

    • Why do you strive for academic success?
    • How do you strive to sustain an optimal level of wellness?
    • What are our personal and academic goals?
    • How you inspire others through community and school involvement?
    • How you would benefit from the scholarship financially and psychologically?

PLEASE NOTE: Once you begin the online application process, you will not be able to save your information.

Ready to begin? Please fill out the online application form