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Feature story on Dr. Eytan Wine

The Stollery Children’s Hospital newsletter, “Heroes”, Summer 2014 issue has a feature article on Dr. Eytan Wine, an AIBDC member.

As a pediatric gastroenterologist and researcher, Dr. Wine is interested in understanding the relationship between intestinal microflora and pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. His reseach findings have potential to impact therapy and diagnostics.

To read the full article, “Under the Microscope” written by Lucy Haines (pages 22–23), please access:

AIBDC Spring Retreat

This Spring, the Alberta IBD Consortium held a retreat in Canmore, Alberta.

Attended by Consortium members and trainees, Dr. Hans Barkema opened with a brief history of AIBDC and highlighted the accomplishments and progress since 2009. For the next two days, members presented updates on:

*current priorities in IBD research

*the role of biobanking in health research and identification of new opportunities for the AIBDC biobank

*update on the collection of AIBDC‘s biobank and database

*new research funding opportunities and collaborations

Trainees also attending the retreat participated in a discussion series and presented their contributions to AIBDC members.

In light of the productivity and success of AIBDC, members are looking forward to continuing and pursuing multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research on IBD.

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