What do we do?
Team members are involved in a broad range of clinical, educational and academic activities. What follows is a brief description of a few of these activities.
Clinical care initiatives include provision of care through:
- Traditional one on one appointments with physicians, nurses or allied health professionals including dieticians and clinical health psychologists
- Multidisciplinary clinics
- Complex medical-surgical clinics
- Special population vaccinology clinics
- Pediatric transitional care clinics
- The use of state-of-the art approaches for disease monitoring in order to optimize treatment
- The use of progressive information technology and electronic medical record initiatives in order to improve quality of care delivery and to ensure best practices
- Online peer reviewed and patient-piloted education modules
- One on one or small group sessions on disease, medical, and nutritional therapies
- Large group multidisciplinary education sessions
- Partnership with local and national IBD groups including the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, and Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
- Peer support and education
- As outlined in the research section of the website we conduct research ranging from quality improvement research to clinical trials. This research is aimed at better understanding the disease process, responses to treatments and developing better ways of delivering health care. Depending on the nature of the research project you are involved with, the benefits to you may be realized immediately or in the future.
- The team is committed to providing education and developing care delivery innovations that allow patients great access to the care that they need.