Your Key to IBD at Mac Kids

Kids Dig Health Bulletin - Spring 2014 Volume 5 #2

Student Research Day Presentations

Doctoral Candidate Rachel Walker and Pediatric resident Jenna Dohaniuk each presented their research at the annual McMaster Student Research Day. Rachel described her research on the effects of exercise on teens with IBD. Dr. Dohaniuk, who starts as a Pediatric GI Fellow at McMaster in July, studied adherence to the gluten free diet in patients with celiac disease. Peri Tutelman presented our clinic’s experience with eosinophilic esophagitis.

Camp Got To Go –Aylesford Village N.S.

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada organized Camp Got To Go at Brigadoon Village, Aylesford Lake, Nova Scotia this summer. Four of the twenty randomly selected campers attend the IBD Clinic at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

May Lectures

Dr. Simon Lal, of the University of Bristol, presented an excellent seminar on Management of Short Gut Syndrome

Dr. Mary Zachos and Dr. Bob Issenman presented a lecture on Teens with IBD – Transition, Technology and TickiT May 28 to the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute


Brendan Doyle raised $3700 in his annual Brendan’s Bash fundraising effort on the May Long weekend. These funds will be directed towards McMaster based research on the effect of water quality on the increasing rates of IBD in children and teens.

Unrestricted grant funding from JANSSEN, and ABBVIE, Canada makes Kids Dig Health programming possible.

The Kids Dig Health Program

A research and education program for children and youth, their families and the professionals who care for them. KIDS DIG HEALTH informs and educates about nutrition, healthy active living and chronic GI diseases.


Your Key to IBD – Information about IBD and stories of young patients who haven’t let illness hold them back.

We Welcome Your Support

Direct your donations to support research and programming for kids with nutritional and digestive problems. Send your donation to: Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation  Re: Pediatric Digestive Disease Fund, 3E Clinic, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5