Live Streamed IBD Information Forum 2022

Date: Wednesday 7th September
Time: 7:30pm (AEST), 5:30pm AWST (WA)

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A live-streamed IBD Information Forum, hosted by Flic Manning, Crohn’s & Colitis Australia Ambassador, will feature Drs Viraj Kariyawasam, Brook Maguire and Brandon Baraty from the Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital IBD Service in Sydney. The speakers will cover topics on the basics of IBD, diet and mental health in IBD. Our special guest, Christine Buttigieg will share her IBD experience and the role of the IBD clinic in her disease management. 

Guest Speakers

Viraj Kariyawasam – Gastroenterologist, Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital IBD Service 

Viraj takes pride in providing high-quality comprehensive patient care, which is highly personalized and readily accessible. He is a strong advocate of Open Access endoscopy to suitable patients to improve accessibility. 

Brook Maguire – Senior IBD Dietician, Blacktown and Mount Druitt IBD Service

Brook is a Senior Gastroenterology Dietitian working at Blacktown Hospital in Western Sydney. She is passionate about education and wants every patient to feel empowered about the decisions they make about their diet. She has a keen interest in IBD and is currently researching the impacts of diet on Crohn’s Disease.

Brandon Baraty – Gastroenterologist – Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital IBD Service. 

He believes a healthy gastrointestinal tract is vital for overall health and has a superior understanding of the microbiome. He aims for complete patient care, combining evidence-based medicine and his advanced endoscopic and ultrasound skills.

Christine Buttigieg -Consumer – lived experience with IBD.

Christine is an Occupational Therapist, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2018 at the age of 32.  Christine will be speaking about her disease experience and the role of the IBD clinic in her disease management. 

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