CARE Perspectives on UEGW/ACG 2018 Report

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Members of the CARE™ Gastroenterology Faculty recently attended the ACG (American College of Gastroenterology) annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 5th - 10th 2018) and UEGW (United European Gastroenterology Week) in Vienna, Austria (October 20th - 24th 2018). 

The CARE™ Perspectives Conference Report from UEGW/ACG 2018 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at these events and provides Canadian perspectives from the CARE™ Gastroenterology Faculty. The content that follows is written in the language in which it was presented and focuses on the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 


Certains membres du comité académique de CARE™ se sont réunis à la United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) de 2018 et à la réunion scientifique annuelle de l’American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) de 2018, qui se sont tenues respectivement à Vienne, en Autriche, et à Philadelphie, en Pennsylvanie.

Un rapport de conférence de CARE™ a été rédigé à partir de ces événements, afin de résumer les principaux développements et avances majeures dans le domaine de la gastro-entérologie.

Veuillez consulter les sites web des conférences pour obtenir des informations et des commentaires complets. Le rapport suivant a été rédigé dans la langue des conférenciers.

CARE Faculty who have contributed to this report:

Dr. John Marshall
McMaster University

Dr. Alain Bitton
McGill University

CARE Perspectives on DDW 2018 Report

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Members of the CARE™ Gastroenterology Faculty recently attended the DDW 2018 conference held in Washington, DC (June 2nd-5th, 2018). At this conference, the 10th annual CARE™ at DDW education meeting was held. Attendees included academic and community specialists, and residents. This meeting brought together a pan-Canadian Faculty of KOLs who highlighted cutting-edge content that was presented during this year’s DDW conference, framed from a Canadian perspective. 

The CARE™ Perspectives Conference Report from DDW 2018 provides a summary of the participating faculty presentations and other storylines relevant to the Canadian gastroenterology landscape. Content is written in the language in which it was presented, including abstract content and summaries of plenary sessions from DDW 2018. 

Meeting Chair

Dr. John Marshall
McMaster University

CARE Faculty who have contributed to this report:

Dr. David Armstrong
McMaster University

Dr. Alain Bitton
McGill University

Dr. Remo Panaccione
University of Calgary

Dr. Louis Liu
University Health Network

Gastroenterology Primer on Biosimilars

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CARE™ Primer on Biosimilars

The primer offers information on biologics and biosimilars, with a focus on the basic science, regulatory pathways, clinical data and implications, as well as legal perspectives. 

  • Biologic therapy has revolutionized the treatment of many gastroenterological disorders, and drastically improved patient outcomes.
  • Many biologic therapies used in gastroenterology have gone, or are going off patent, and competitive biosimilars are being introduced. 
  • Biosimilars not only have implications for specialty fields, but also for the general delivery of health care in Canada. 

What follows is a primer on biologics and biosimilars, updated to reflect a gastroenterological perspective. This educational report was created in conjunction with CARE™ Faculty Member Dr. John Marshall (McMaster University), and details the basic science, management and regulatory pathways, legal perspectives and recent clinical data on biosimilars. This report is also informed by various CARE™ faculties and recent biosimilar news.

This Gastroenterology Biosimilars Primer is written as of July 2018 and is subject to update and refinement. It is based upon a multi-disciplinary CARE™ Primer on Biosimilars (produced Fall 2017). For more information on CARE™ visit CAREeducation.ca. To access the comprehensive primer visit: http://www.CAREeducation.ca/primer.


Contributing Authors

John K. Marshall, MD
CARE™ Gastroenterology Faculty
McMaster University

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Scott Edwards, B.Sc., Pharm
Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre

Rob Laister, PhD
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Jason Thomas, RPh, B.Sc., Pharm
Juravinski Cancer Centre 

CARE Perspectives on CDDW/ECCO 2018 Report

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Members of the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty recently attended the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) conference in Vienna, AUT (February 14th-17th, 2018) and the Canadian Digestive Diseases Week (CDDW) 2018 conference held in Toronto, ON (February 9th-12th, 2018).

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from ECCO/CDDW 2018 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at these events and provides Canadian perspectives from the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty. The 2018 ECCO and CDDW conferences presented exciting research on the full spectrum of gastroenterological disorders, however this report focuses on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs).

CARE Faculty who have contributed to this report:

Dr. Remo Panaccione
University of Calgary

Dr. Alain Bitton
McGill University