The McGill IBD Research Group raises funds to support the best possible care for patients living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
The Group’s mandate is to provide expert medical care, services, research and resources to those living with IBD as well as their families. Through ongoing donations, the Group is able to fund specialized IBD clinics at the McGill teaching hospitals – the MUHC IBD Centre of Excellence at the Montreal General Hospital, the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and the Jewish General Hospital. These clinics provide a team of dedicated IBD nurses and researchers, fellowship and training opportunities, as well as mental health support for both the pediatric and adult populations. Regular educational sessions with world-renowned IBD specialists on topics relating to the IBD community are also provided to patients and their families.
Nurses, Research Nurses & Other Specialized Staff
Our group provides dedicated IBD nurses to take care of IBD patients only. They are able to do immediate blood work and testing when urgently needed, available to answer questions and help to understand test results and medication needs. Our nurses are also trained to recognize when patients need immediate care and arrange last-minute appointments with IBD specialists, to avoid prolonged emergency room visits.
We organize public seminars on the hottest IBD topics. We give patients and families the information they need to take better care of themselves at home. Speakers include IBD specialists, experienced dieticians, researchers in the field, and patients who live with IBD. E-mail us to find out about our next event or be sure to follow us on Facebook.
Fellowship & Training
In addition to raising funds for patient care, the McGill IBD Research Group sponsors the Advanced IBD Fellowship at McGill University. Upon completing their fellowships, graduates gain invaluable knowledge and skills which they then apply in their home institutions. Recounting his experience working in the IBD clinic, one Fellow has said “The schedule allowed me to develop both my clinical and research skills. Two days of endoscopy, two days of IBD clinic, and one day of research. I find this to be extremely useful in my practice.”
“The schedule allowed me to develop both my clinical and research skills. Two days of endoscopy, two days of IBD clinic, and one day of research. I find this to be extremely useful in my practice.”