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


An International Survey of Gastroenterologists’ Practices in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Dr. María José Casanova, Dr. María Chaparro, Dr. Mette Julsgaard on behalf of Dr. Cynthia Seow

The aim of the present survey is to develop an insight about the gastroenterologists’ way of practices in respect to counselling and management of IBD therapies during preconception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Time Commitment:  10 minutes

Deadline:  June 20, 2023

Complete Survey


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

Dr. Vivian Huang, Dr. Cynthia Maxwell – 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

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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:  July 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

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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)


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


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

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