The McGill IBD Research Group
The McGill IBD Research Group raises funds to support the best possible care for patients living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. The Group’s mandate is to provide expert medical care, services, and resources to those living with IBD as well as their families. Through ongoing donations, the Group is able to provide a team of dedicated IBD nurses and researchers, research 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.
“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.
Medical Advisor: Dr. Peter Lakatos
President, McGill IBD Committee: Lorne Mayers
Events & Donor Relations: 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.