During the 23 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 23rd iteration in 2022—The Master Class continues to offer 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 5 issues in 2023. 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 devise personal learning project for credits, review presentations and cases from the annual national meeting, review and/or download MIIBD publications and keep abreast of upcoming regional and national events.
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 20th annual Mentorat sur les MII symposium in Quebec in Q2 2023.
A customized extension of the MIIBD National Symposium for Western Canada. Co-Chairs, Brian Bressler and Greg Rosenberg, will convene the 15th annual meeting in Vancouver in Q2 2023.
A customized extension of the MIIBD National Symposium for Atlantic Canada. Drs Christopher Sheasgreen and Chadwick Williams will Co-Chair the 14th annual symposium in the Maritimes in Q2 2023.