Dissecting the link between Canadians and IBD

The CHEO Research Institute’s Spotlight on Research video series showcases some of their leading researchers in these priority areas.  Over the coming months we will be sharing some of these videos through the CAPHC Conversations Blog.

For more information on the CHEO Research Institute or the Spotlight on Research series, contact Adrienne Vienneau, Director, Communications and Public Relations at avienneau@cheo.on.ca.


Dr. Eric Benchimol discusses the prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Canada. Currently 1 in 150 Canadians have some form of the disease and the number is continuously on the rise. Dr. Benchimol and his team are conducting research with patients at the CHEO IBD Centre (http://cheo-ibd.ca) to uncover why the disease is common amongst Canadians and the best method of treatment for children.


The CAPHC team is always interested in learning more about what is happening in the paediatric health care community. If you have a program, event, website, or initiative that you would like to share with the country, email info@caphc.org for more information.