The McGill IBD Research Group was established in 1992 by concerned members of the Montreal community who were affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease to ensure financial support for IBD clinics at the McGill University teaching hospitals. The 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 Montreal General Hospital (site of the McGill University Health Centre – MUHC IBD Center), the Montreal Children’s Hospital (at the MUHC), and the Jewish General Hospital. These clinics provide a team of dedicated IBD physicians, nurses and researchers, and fellowship and training opportunities for both the pediatric and adult populations, as well as mental health and dietary support. 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 supports dedicated clinical and research nurses who provide patient-centered care.
Whether in the clinical setting or partaking in the latest IBD research, our nurses advocate and empower patients and their families by providing state-of-the-art care, education and access thereby enhancing the quality of life for those with IBD.
Trained to recognize urgent issues, the clinical nurses assist in arranging direct and rapid-access to resources, testing and IBD specialists The nurses in research work closely with our doctors to coordinate and recruit for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Trials.
To volunteer as a research subject or obtain additional information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recognizing the challenges that IBD, as a chronic illness, poses for children, adolescents and their families, the McGill IBD Research Group decided to include a psychologist to the Gastroenterology team at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Through special funding, this pediatric psychologist holds two days of clinic dedicated solely to IBD patients, allowing the team to support and address the needs of children and adolescents diagnosed with IBD within a developmental context, as well as providing quicker and specialized access to psychological assessment and treatment.
Diet is a key element to good health in individuals living with IBD. The MUHC IBD center has a dedicated dietician who offers advice and support on nutrition and diet.
Education and knowledge are important in adults living with IBD, which is why the McGill IBD Research Group organizes regular free educational events for patients and their families on topics that are relevant and significant to the IBD community. Past speakers have included IBD specialists, experienced dieticians, IBD researchers, and patients who live with IBD. Previous educational sessions can be found on our Educational sessions page.
Fellowship & Training
“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 Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at McGill University offers an Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Graduates of the Fellowship gain invaluable knowledge and skills which they then apply in their home institutions.
According to an IBD Fellow, “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.” For more information on the IBD Fellowship, please visit our Fellowship page.