During the 22 years since the first symposium, Mentoring in IBD has evolved into an innovative and successful annual educational program for Canadian gastroenterologists. Mentoring in IBD now includes regional satellite meetings in both official languages, a website, a newsletter series, and regular electronic communications answering key clinical questions with new research. Each new initiative has provided gastroenterologists with a fresh opportunity to update their knowledge, share their experience with colleagues and expand their clinical expertise.
The annual Mentoring in IBD curriculum has become increasingly popular among Canadian specialists. One reason for this steadily increasing popularity is the consistent, practical and clinically relevant objectives governing the development of each component:
The MIIBD Curriculum consists of seven integrated components:
The 22nd iteration in 2021 — While we meet virtually in this year of COVID-19 rather than in person, The Master Class still offers its proven formula of clinically relevant state-of-the-art lectures on hot topics in tandem with expert-led, case-based workshops and open discussions with distinguished faculty and peers to address the complexities of IBD diagnosis and management.
A newsletter launched in 2004, IBD Dialogue communicates new developments and best practices in IBD management as it reports the participant consensus of each case-based workshop discussed at the MIIBD National Symposium. Now distributed electronically, IBD Dialogue will publish 3 issues in 2022. All participants of MIIBD national and regional symposia receive IBD Dialogue by email as part of the post-program learning requirements.
www.mentoringinibd.com provides Canadian and international gastroenterologists with an archive of materials generated from Mentoring in IBD courses. Among other features, the site allows registered users to obtain educational credits, correspond with peers and international experts and download MIIBD publications including IBD Dialogue (both Classic and Special Editions), E-Mentoring in IBD and The Dermatology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Launched in 2008 and delivered electronically twice each month to 1,400 current subscribers across Canada and around the world, E-Mentoring in IBD asks a clinical IBD question and provides a two-sentence bottom-line answer based upon the results of a key paper from the current research literature. Level of evidence and hyperlinks to the source complement the project. All participants of Mentoring in IBD national and regional symposia receive E-Mentoring in IBD by email as part of the post-program learning requirements.
Created in response to the needs of Francophone gastroenterologists in 2004, and based on the MIIBD National Symposium content each year, Dr Alain Bitton will convene the 19th annual Mentorat sur les MII symposium in Quebec in Q2 2022. The meeting will go forward virtually or live depending on the status of COVD-19.
A customized extension of the MIIBD National Symposium for Western Canada. Co-Chairs, Brian Bressler and Greg Rosenberg, will convene the 14th annual meeting in Vancouver in Q2 2022. The meeting will go forward virtually or live depending on the status of COVD-19.
A customized extension of the MIIBD National Symposium for Atlantic Canada. Drs Christopher Sheasgreen and Chadwick Williams will Co-Chair the 13th annual symposium in the Maritimes in Q2 2022. The meeting will go forward virtually or live depending on the status of COVD-19.