As a benefit of CAG membership, we are pleased to offer the service of posting surveys from members with the goal of assisting with distribution and response levels. Please note that the CAG is not responsible for the content contained within, nor the development process taken, in designing and developing these surveys (including ensuring that proper ethical protocols have been followed). All surveys are, however, reviewed briefly by the CAG office and Practice Affairs Chair to ensure the following:

  • Survey should be focused on a key topic addressing significant variations in practice.
  • Survey may not be branded with the CAG logo, unless it has been developed by an internal CAG Committee.
  • Survey should not be prohibitively long in length (nor duration of time to fill out) – will most definitely limit response rate.


In order to move forward with your survey request we will need:

  • One member of the survey submission team to be a CAG member
  • Survey Title
  • Word/PDF document version of the survey for review (committee might take a few weeks)
  • Link(s) to the survey
  • Estimated time to complete the survey
  • Close date of the survey

Please provide 3 or more weeks to have the survey request reviewed and posted.



Survey Posting Request



Current Surveys


Have you been in independent gastroenterology practice for 5 years or less? If so, please consider completing this survey assessing cognitive skills in colonic polypectomy and EMR. In this study, we aim to understand recent GI graduates' training experiences, self-assessed competence, and decision-making skills surrounding polypectomy.

Eligibility: Started independent (staff) gastroenterology practice between Aug 2015 and July 2020.
Time commitment: ~15 minutes.
Honorarium: $75 Amazon e-gift card.
Deadline: October 15th, 2020.
Your responses are anonymous; following completion of the survey, you will be directed to a separate form to provide your name and email address for the purposes of processing the honorarium.
Thank you for considering!
Dr. Thurarshen Jeyalingam and Dr. Jeff Mosko

Complete Survey



*NEW* - Transitional Liver Care Study - Provider Survey

Time Commitment:  10 minutes

Deadline:  February/March 2023

Complete Survey


Identifying Barriers in Addressing Sexual Dysfunction Among Patient With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Adam Wezman, Dr. Michael Bernstein, Dr. Natasha Bollegala, Dr. Vivian Huang, Dr. Jeffrey Mosko, Dr. Amanda Selk, Dr. Laura Targownik, Dr. Mark Silverberg, Dr. Hillary Steinhart, Dr. Zan Gallinger, Dr. Kenneth Croitoru, Dr. Geoffrey Nguyen – Toronto, Ontario

Time Commitment:  15 minutes

Deadline:  January 31, 2023

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The perceived value of abdominal CT imaging in the emergency department for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Dear Canadian colleagues,

Please help us with a short survey on clinician perception on the role of CT imaging in the emergency department for patients with IBD. Your insights will help us to better understand practice patterns across Canada.

Time Commitment:  6-8 minutes

Complete Survey


Invitation to Participate in an Interview-based Study on Entrustable Professional Activities

Julien-Carl Phaneuf, Sylvia Heeneman, Carolin Sehlbach, Joanna Kruimel, and Catharine Walsh

We are seeking Canadian GI faculty members and residents like you to participate in our study on Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs): we want your input as we aim to understand how EPAs support residents’ development into physicians.

If you agree to participate, you will:

  • Take part in a 45–60-minute one-on-one online interview to share your thoughts.
  • Principal investigator Julien-Carl Phaneuf will conduct the interview at a date and time convenient for you.
  • Your participation is voluntary.
  • We will treat all information you share in a confidential manner.

Please contact the principal investigator at if you would like to participate, or visit if you want to read more about the study.

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Eliciting Patient Preference for Prioritization of Healthcare Processes in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Geoff Nguyen – Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Deborah Marshall – University of Calgary, Karis Barker – University of Calgary

We are pleased to invite you to participate in a survey measuring preferences for healthcare services related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We feel the insight that you could provide based on your experience would be invaluable to the IBD research community. The purpose of this study is to understand which healthcare services for IBD patients are of highest priority to clinicians. We hope the results from this study can inform future iterations of clinical guidelines and quality indicators.

You have been identified from national registries as eligible for this study by at least one of the following criteria:

  1. You are a gastroenterologist who provides health services to greater than 50 IBD patients per year;
  2. You are a member of the Canadian IBD guideline and quality indicator panel;
  3. You are a gastroenterologist enrolled in an IBD fellowship; and/or
  4. You are a member of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology; and/or
  5. You are a nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, nutritionist, etc., whose practice is comprised substantially of IBD patients.

Time Commitment: 25-30 minutes

Complete Survey: English (desktop)

Complete Survey: English (mobile)


Préférences des patients pour la priorisation des processus de soins dans la gestion des maladies inflammatoires de l’intestin / Eliciting Patient Preferences for Prioritization of Healthcare Processes in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Geoff Nguyen – Hôpital Mount Sinai, Karis Barker – Université de Calgary

Il nous fait plaisir de vous inviter à participer à un sondage visant à recueillir les préférences en lien avec les services de santé liés aux MII. Nous croyons que les impressions que vous pouvez fournir en vous basant sur votre expérience pourraient être précieuses pour la communauté scientifique associée aux MII. Le but de cette étude est de comprendre lesquels parmi les services destinés aux personnes avec MII sont les plus prioritaires pour les cliniciens. Nous espérons que les résultats de cette étude pourront être pris en compte dans les prochaines itérations de lignes directrices et d’indicateurs de qualité.

Vous avez été identifié(e) à partir de registres nationaux comme une personne pouvant participer à cette étude parce que vous respectez au moins l’un des critères suivants:

  1. Vous êtes gastro-entérologue et vous offrez des soins de santé à plus de 50 patients par an qui sont atteints d’une maladie inflammatoire de l’intestin (MII);
  2. Vous êtes membre d’un panel canadien sur les lignes directrices et les indicateurs de qualité en MII;
  3. Vous êtes gastro-entérologue et inscrit dans une formation complémentaire (fellowship) en MII;
  4. Vous êtes membre de l’Association canadienne de gastroentérologie; et/ou
  5. Vous êtes un(e) infirmier(ière), infirmier(ière) praticien(ne), assistant(e) médical(e), nutritionniste, etc., et votre cabinet comprend majoritairement des patients atteignent de MII.

Time Commitment: 25-30 minutes

Sondage complet: En Français (de bureau)

Sondage complet: En Français (mobile)


Physician Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding Aspirin Prescribing for the Prevention of Preeclampsia in Women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Vivian Huang, Dr. Cynthia Maxwell, Dr. Youstina Hanna – Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are inviting you to participate in a research study investigating physician and patient thoughts and attitudes with regards to Aspirin for preeclampsia prevention in women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This survey is intended for Canadian gastroenterologists, internists, obstetricians, and primary care physicians who provide care for patients with IBD. The purpose of this study is to assess provider knowledge and thoughts about risk of preeclampsia in women with IBD, and the utility of Aspirin for primary prevention

Time Commitment:  10-15 minutes

Complete Survey


*New* - Providing Virtual Health Care to your Patients During the Pandemic

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF)

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, integrating digital health strategies has been so important for patients to get the advice and help they need from their health care professionals. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) is setting out to assess the use of virtual health care by patients and their caregivers (i.e. phone, email, text, video, virtual providers). Amongst gastroenterologists, we seek to understand how much work is required to deliver services virtually and gain insight into how these processes could be improved upon or streamlined.

Time Commitment: 5 minutes

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Complete Survey: English

Complete Survey: French

*New* - COVID-19 Impact on Care of Liver Patients - Physician Survey

Dr. Hin Hin Ko – University of British Columbia, Canada

This study is for gastroenterologists to share their perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected healthcare practices and perceived health outcomes through a short and anonymous survey.

Time Commitment: 5 minutes

Deadline: March 1, 2021

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*New* - Canadian Gastroenterologist Appreciation of Tele-Health

Dr. Marcel Tomaszewski, Dr. Sarvee Moosavi, Dr. Robert Enns, Dr. Brian Bressler – University of British Columbia, Canada

Time Commitment: 5 minutes

Deadline: April 6, 2021

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*New* - The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Gastroenterologists Providing Care to Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients in Canada: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Dr. Aze Wilson, Dr. Maria Mikail, Dr. Reena Khanna, Dr. Gurpreet Malhi, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry – Western University, Canada

Time Commitment: 5 minutes

Deadline: December 30, 2020

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Gluten-Free Food Guide: Health Care Professionals

Dr. Diana Mager, Dr. Peggy Marcon, Dr. Justine Turner – University of Alberta, Canada

The survey is intended for all health care professionals (i.e. MD, RN, RD, SW, student trainees., etc.) who currently provide (or who have previously provided) care to children between 4-18 years old) diagnosed with celiac disease. The purpose of this survey is to obtain feedback on the content & layout of the gluten-free food guide for Canadian children & youth which our research team has developed.

Time Commitment: 15-20 minutes

Complete Survey


*New* - GI Patient Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Hin Hin Ko, University of British Columbia, Canada

Time Commitment: 5 minutes

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Complete Survey

Determining the Current Surveillance and Management of Iron Deficiency/Iron Deficiency Anemia for GI Cancer Patients (IRON GUT)

Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley, Dr. Jeff Mosko, Dr. Michelle Scholzberg, Dr. Sami Chadi – Toronto, Ontario

Time Commitment: 5 minutes

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Endoscopy Techniques

Dr. Michael Byrne, Dr. Muhammad Laghari and Michael Heer – University of British Columbia

Time Commitment: 5 minutes

Complete Survey


Barriers to Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery in Canada

We are researchers from the Department of General Surgery at Dalhousie University conducting a study pertaining to the management of rectal neoplasms. You have been chosen to participate in this survey because you are a member of either CAGS or CAG. The purpose of our study is to identify any potential barriers to transanal endoscopic microsurgery referral in Canada. Participation in this study is completely voluntary.

Please only respond to this survey if you perform colonoscopy as part of your elective practice. By answering this survey, you are providing implied consent to be a participant in our study. All participant answers will be anonymous. This project has been approved by NSHA REB. Please answer the following questions truthfully and to the best of your ability.

Time Commitment: 5 minutes

Complete Survey


Role of EUS-guided biliary drainage in malignant distal biliary obstruction – an international survey

Dear colleagues, we are contacting you on behalf of a research group based out of the McGill University Health Centre that is aiming to assess the uptake of EUS-guided biliary drainage in clinical practice worldwide prior to obtaining the results from the first multicenter randomized controlled trial in North America comparing EUS-guided biliary drainage versus ERCP in malignant biliary obstruction. Our survey should take no longer than 5-7 minutes to complete, and was designed such that all endoscopists' opinions/inputs are valuable to collect, regardless of their experience with the procedure. Thanks in advance for your participation.

Complete Survey




PANTHER Physician Survey

The Post-Bleed Management of Antithrombotic Therapy (PANTHER) Research Program is led by Dr. Deborah Siegal from McMaster University, Ontario. It has been reviewed and approved by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board.

Complete Survey




International Survey on Unmet Needs in Managing IBD

The International Organisation for the Study of inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IOIBD) and the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) are interested in what Gastroenterologists believe to be the most important challenges in the field of IBD. This short survey will take less than 15 minutes for you to complete and will provide important information about similarities and differences around the world.

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Survey for Screening and Management of Lynch Syndrome

Screening for colorectal cancer has been rapidly increasing overall, however, there is variability in practice when it comes to screening and managing patients with an increased familial or hereditary risk of developing colorectal cancer. Lynch Syndrome is the most common of these hereditary cancer syndromes that predisposes to development of colorectal cancer. You are invited to fill out a survey to determine the current practices for screening and management of individuals with Lynch Syndrome across North America.

Complete Survey


A survey on the management of gastric varices

Complete Survey


National landscape of the models of care for IBD in Canada

Complete Survey


Do you see what I see? An assessment of endoscopic lesions recognition and description by gastroenterology trainees and staff physicians

Complete Survey (Staff Physicians)

Complete Survey (Trainees)