EDMONTON PEDIATRIC INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE CLINIC (EPIC) is a multidisciplinary program that includes clinical physicians, nurses and dietitians, clinician scientists, basic scientists, and clinical laboratory scientists. Our goal is to provide excellent, family-centered care for pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) through knowledge creation, translation and high quality clinical care.
We are all involved in IBD research, which allows us to better understand why IBD happens so frequently in Canada, find more effective and safer ways to treat patients and do all we can to improve the care and well-being of our patients. Currently, our program actively follows over 250 children and teens living with IBD, a life-long, chronic, relapsing inflammatory condition of the intestines. National data indicates that Alberta has one of the highest incidences of IBD in Canada and our clinic diagnoses over 50 new cases a year. Our youngest patient was diagnosed at 7 months of age.
OUR MISSION is to foster a multidisciplinary team approach to the care of children with IBD following the three main pillars:
Knowledge creation and translation through research and collaboration
Quality assurance and improvement process that enables progressive visualization of these goals and achievements.
Excellence in clinical care and patient-oriented, evidence-based medicine.