IBD Hall of Fame Blogger and Influencer Event:

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Many of you have been wondering what went on at the IBD Hall of Fame Blogger and Influencer Event ,Well to make a long story short, it was an amazing experience, it was very informative we talked about everything from treatments to how we can try to get the word of IBD out more. For example:

Leigh Mitchell spoke about some time-saving ways to organize our social accounts, one way she mentioned was you can group your twitter, google +..etc together that way when you post a new blog entry it automatically shares on your twitter and what not, great idea!
She also mentioned pod casting which is a very trendy thing going around the inter-webs these days , possibly something for us IBDers to look into more often i think!

At the event this website was mentioned, it is a great place to find out IBD info:
http://www.badgut.org/

There were some great doctors their, One of whom was Dr. Mike Evans, A amazing medical expert and renowned creator of viral YouTube videos, He presented his take on using well-designed social media tools to inform people about health. Here is one of his Videos:

videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Keqzt83KMVA

And one of Canada’s top gastroenterologists, Dr. Brian Bressler, whom discussed new research and treatments, Look him up to find out more about those.

Of course, CCf was mentioned , If you have not already you HAVE to go and sign up for the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada newsletter, it is an amazing place to find everything IBD. GO NOW and sign up!

http://www.crohnsandcolitis.ca/site/c.dtJRL9NUJmL4H/b.9012885/k.5D0F/Crohns__Colitis_Canada.htm

At the end of the event we had a “brain storm” session , where we shared comments, questions, concerns and ideas of how to improve IBD awareness .

All of the IBD bloggers and everyone who attended the event were amazing , I truly made some wonderful connections with some truly amazing people, Whom I look forward to getting to know more and possibly working together with to help spread awareness for IBD.

Here is a video i made of my time in while in Toronto:

Oh and John Bradley the writer of “The foul Bowel”  was one of the guest at the event ! if you have not yet purchased his book  then you can buy here:

http://www.foulbowel.com/
foul

Here are the twitter handles  to all the amazing IBDers whom were their:

John Bradley:

@Johnbradley1

Milka V. Santoro:

@mvks1

Eric Polsinelli:

@VeganOstomy

Justin Thibert:

@jtbear3ca

Cherie-Lynn Buchanan:

@clbuchanan

Darren Bounds:

@darrenbounds

Jenn McDee:

@jcmm16

Kris Matheson:

@GoodsnCommerce

Twitter: @MerandaRonen

Google plus: +MerandaRoben

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About MerandaRoben

I am a Freelance Photographer... You can contact me by sending me a message on facebook or by email at meranda-roben@live.ca Or call the number on the business card. The best ways to contact me is by calling the number on the business card or sending me a message on facebook. I enjoying doing all kinds of photography but i would have to say street photography is my favourite. I like to photograph events and work in event and family portrait photography, if you would like me to photograph your event or do some family portraits just send me a message or give me a call . I also enjoy writing and i'm going to be working more on my journalism skills. I want to become either a photographic journalist or a documentary photographers. Feel free to check out all my photos and give me feed back. I have been living with Crohn's disease since my diagnosis in April 2012. Through my work I want to be able to bring light to Crohn’s disease and show other’s that it is very possible to live a full happy healthy successful life even with the ups and down’s of this life long disease. I plan to start writing a Monthly blog on my rise to become a professional photographer it will be in titled “Rise to Pro: One Snapshot at a time” That will hopefully begin July 22 2013. By Now most if not all of you are aware that I have a form of IBD. I have one of the two most common forms of IBD, Crohn’s disease. I have recently decided to become an IBD activist in the form of a writing blog and I guess a “in person educator” if you would. I will be discussing everything that goes into my IBD life with this blog and when I say everything I mean EVERYTHING, All the detail of which some would be to embarrassed/scared to discuss in a public form I will write about in hopes that through this I will inspire others With IBD to be more open with them selves and be confident in who they are. It is entitled “My IBD Life.
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