What is Fecal Matter Transplant?

Learn about what Fecal Microbiota Therapy (FMT) is and how is it used as a treatment for chronic illnesses, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.


Usha Chauhan (N.P.) is an Adult Nurse Practitioner at Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University Medical Centre in the Digestive Disease clinic, and Assistant clinical professor with the School of Nursing at McMaster University. She is a steering committee member of the Canadian IBD (CANIBD) nurses, and Crohn's and Colitis Canada's Scientific Medical Advisory Council (SMAC). In 2017, Usha was awarded the CANIBD-research grant to investigate patients’ perceptions of Fecal Microbiota Therapy for the treatment of IBD.

Melanie Watson is a Research Associate, certified CCRP at McMaster University Medical Centre, working in the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute specializing in Fecal Microbial Transplant. She has worked 24 years in the Gastroenterology, completing numerous clinical trials. Melanie was nominated in 2004 and 2005 for McMaster University Presidents Award for Outstanding Service- IDRP (Intestinal Disease Research Program)

Researchers, clinicians, nurses, caregivers and patients are at the heart of understanding the impact of inflammatory bowel disease. The Crohn's and Colitis Canada Gutsy Learning Series provides unparalleled access to Canada's top IBD researchers and healthcare providers! This is a special opportunity to connect directly with leaders in the field and strengthen your knowledge of Crohn's disease and colitis.

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is the only national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases.

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