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New network to improve quality of life for children

Vancouver, BC – A cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in children and to improve the quality of care for patients and their families who suffer from these debilitating diseases will be the goal of the Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network (CCIBDN). The partnership between the Foundation for Children with Intestinal and Liver Disorders (CH.I.L.D) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will fund the creation of this network that will provide research funding and create a framework to bring researchers and all stakeholders together to work collectively with their focus on a cure for pediatric IBD.

CIHR and CH.I.L.D. have launched a competition open to the best Canadian researchers in the field to create a network of at least five centers of pediatric IBD research expertise across the country. The national network and data platform will help put in place a framework to share the latest advances and best ideas in treating children with IBD, and to apply them as promptly as possible in new treatment regimens built on the principles of standardized high quality patient focused care.