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MCIBD 2024: Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing IBD and Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases (IMID) in Preconception and Pregnancy

Join us for this full-day medical education event focused on the multidisciplinary approach to managing IBD and IMID in preconception and pregnancy, and bringing together practitioners from diverse specialties including gastroenterology, family medicine, obstetrics, rheumatology, fertility, dermatology, nursing and others.

You will hear from a multidisciplinary panel of experts and participate in focused workshops under the guidance of leading experts in multidisciplinary IBD and IMID care for pregnant, soon-to-be-pregnant, and postpartum patients. You will have opportunities to ask questions and collaborate with your cross-functional and cross-disciplinary peers to enrich your understanding of the course material.

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Saturday, June 8, 2024, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Pan Pacific Hotel, Toronto, ON

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Learning Objectives

  • Review and discuss management of IBD and immune-mediated inflammatory disease (IMID) during the preconception and pregnancy time period with a focus on IBD medications, including advanced therapies

  • Review and update on importance of multidisciplinary care for people with IBD or IMID who are planning a pregnancy, who are pregnant or who are postpartum

  • Examine cases of women with IBD or IMID who are planning a pregnancy, who are pregnant or who are postpartum, including expert panel discussion and team workshops to institute a multidisciplinary team care approach

By selecting 'Register Here,' you'll be re-directed to a registration form to securely complete your transaction via PayPal using your credit card, Visa Debit card or PayPal account. Please note that byregistering for this event, you will also have access to the November online workshop which is acontinuation of the June 8 in-person meeting.

Program Chair

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Vivian Huang, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine,
University of Toronto

Chair, MC IBD program


MC IBD was founded in 2016, and has grown over the years to include ever more opportunities to gain knowledge and make connections in this evolving field. Join us to help make this year the best program yet!

Steering Committee

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Vivian Huang, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Vivian Huang practices P4 (predictive, preventive, personalized, participatory) medicine, to optimize maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes in IBD through clinical innovations in patient and physician education, and e-health strategies. She developed the MCIBD educational program in 2016 and has continued the series into 2021. She also founded the Northern Alberta Preconception and Pregnancy in IBD clinical research program at the University of Alberta in 2014, and the Preconception and Pregnancy in IBD clinical research program at Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto in 2017.

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Cindy Maxwell MD FRCSC DABOM (Obesity Medicine) is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist and Division Head at Mount Sinai Hospital and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University of Toronto. Her clinical and research interests center on medical disorders of pregnancy, with a focus on pregnancy affected by Inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal conditions. Dr. Maxwell is a member of the Provincial Council on Maternal and Child Health – serving on the Maternal and Neonatal Committee (MNC – MFM Lead) and the Maternal-Child Transport Advisory Committee (M-CTAC – MFM ex officio member). She is a Member of the Interim Leadership Council for the newly-formed South Central Ontario Maternal Neonatal Regional Network, encompassing 8 regional LHINs. She serves as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network (SOON), representing Sinai Health System. She is an active Executive Member and past-President of the Black Physicians Association of Ontario.

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Natalie Morson, MD, CCFP

Dr. Natalie Morson is a staff physician practicing comprehensive family medicine including low risk obstetrics at the Mount Sinai Academic Family Health Team. Dr. Morson earned her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2006 and then completed her Family Medicine residency, followed by a Low Risk Obstetrics Fellowship, at the University of Toronto in 2008. Dr. Morson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and is the Family Medicine Residency Site Program Director at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Parul Tandon, DO, FRCPC

Dr. Parul Tandon is an advanced inflammatory bowel diseases fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Ottawa and adult gastroenterology residency at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Tandon is currently an Elliot Philipson clinician scientist trainee scholar, clinician investigator trainee, and a PhD student in clinical epidemiology at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto. His PhD studies involve identifying disparities in access to care for women with IBD during preconception and pregnancy, and for infants born to women with IBD in the first years of life.

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Brenda O'Connor, RN, BScN

Brenda O’Connor is a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator in the Department of Surgery, within the Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She is a member of Mount Sinai Hospital’s IBD Centre of Excellence, and involved in Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Got to Go, as well as the annual Gutsy Walk. Brenda is also a Community Outreach Coordinator responsible for organizing and participating in peer-led support groups.

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Luxin Ye, RPh

Luxin Ye is a pharmacist at Mount Sinai Hospital, providing clinical care to GI and general surgery inpatients. She graduated from University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy in 2007 and has been practicing since 2009. Luxin’s passion and goals include optimizing medication therapies in IBD patients and providing seamless care to transition patients from hospital to community.

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Montana Skurka, OCT, MT

Montana Skurka works at SickKids hospital as a research associate in supportive care for oncology patients. She also works in the community as an Integrative Wellness Educator with a focus on providing individuals with a holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing. As a passionate chronic illness and cancer advocate with lived experience, Montana is dedicated to helping others navigate their journey to health and wellness through somatic and embodiment-based healing modalities.


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Dr. Vivian Huang


Dr. Carl Laskin

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Dr. Parul Tandon


Dr. Anthony De Buck


Dr. John Snelgrove


Dr. Shinya Ito


Dr. Pierre-Philipe Piche-Renaud


Dr. David Croitoru

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Montana Skurka

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