Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic condition that causes the gastrointestinal tract to become inflamed (red, sore, or swollen). IBD can occur at any age, but patients who develop it as young children have a distinct for regarding disease location, disease extension over time, and a disease that is often challenging to treat. Growth may be impaired, and school and social development can be interrupted by frequent disease flare-ups and hospitalizations.
The interNational Early Onset Paediatric IBD Cohort Study (NEOPICS) is a Sickkids' based initiative that brings together international paediatric gastroenterologists and scientists from academic centres around the world to work together.
Fill out a patient referral form, by clicking the link below, if you would like your patient to be considered for enroll in the NEOPICS study.
If your patient is already enrolled in the study and you would like to send a sample to us please fill out the Sample Shipment form by clicking the link below.