Who is the McGill IBD Research Group?
The McGill IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Research Group raises funds to support the best possible care for patients living with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, referred to collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Through ongoing donations and our annual fundraiser, the IBD Group is able to provide dedicated nursing staff, a child psychologist, regular educational sessions with world-renowned doctors on topics relating to the IBD community, as well as research and training opportunities.
“The McGill IBD Research Group is dedicated to providing quality care and support care for IBD patients and their families.“
The IBD Group has a committee made up of volunteers who dedicate much time and effort organizing educational events for IBD patients and families, as well as an annual fundraiser.
Bruce Kaufman Endowed Chair in IBD at McGill: Dr. Ernest Seidman
President, McGill IBD Committee: Lorne Mayers
Executive Director: Emily Shore
Our group provides specialized nurses to take care of you. They make patients’ lives easier by providing immediate blood and related testing when urgently needed, answering your questions, and helping you understand your test results and medication needs. Our nurses also 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.
Research & Training
In addition to raising funds for patient care, the McGill IBD Research Group sponsors the Advanced IBD Fellowship at McGill University, working with Dr. Ernest Seidman, the Bruce Kaufman Endowed Chair in IBD at McGill. 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.”
If you are interested in learning more about our clinical and research studies, or would like to volunteer as a research subject, please email us.