Current Patient Participation Studies //

Two thirds of Canadians experience gastrointestinal symptoms

Do you know why?


We invite you to be part of a Canadian wide study, called “IMAGINE” to help us all learn the relationship between gut bacteria, diet, and symptoms of those suffering from inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Participants complete a series of questionnaires, and provide blood, urine, and a stool sample at a baseline visit and every year for 4 years.


You may qualify for the IMAGINE Study if:

  • You are 18 years or older and have a confirmed diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).


  • You are at least 18 years or older family member, relative or friend of someone living with IBD or IBS.


Contact the IMAGINE study team to find out more:


Terri Jeanson:   204-787-4701

Jessica Steer:    204-787-8030

You can also check out the IMAGINE website at for more information on the IMAGINE Network.

IMAGINE site lead, Dr. Charles Bernstein, was featured on CTV News! The full article can be found here:

Dr. Charles Bernstein was recently featured on City News talking about the IMAGINE Study! The video can be found here:

Internet-based Cognitive-Behavioural Program for Managing Stress with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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