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Dr. Anthony Otley

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Dalhousie University

Dr. Otley is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Dalhousie University, and Head, Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition, at the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed his Pediatric GI Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, and earned his MSc in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. Following his fellowship he started on staff at the IWK Health Centre as a clinician-investigator. His research focus includes the clinical trials in pediatric IBD, understanding the mechanism of action of enteral nutrition for the management of Crohn's disease, and development and evaluation of outcome measures used in pediatric gastrointestinal conditions. This includes the IMPACT questionnaire, a disease-specific health-related quality of life tool for pediatric IBD patients which now has more than 45 cross-culturally adapted versions, and is included in all key clinical trials involving this patient population. Dr. Otley has a keen interest in fostering disease self-management skills in teens with IBD and their parents. This work includes development of a web-based disease self-management program, the Mission is Remission. However, he is most proud of Camp Guts & Glory, an annually run, week long camp, for kids with IBD from Atlantic Canada held in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. 2016 marks the 6th anniversary of this camp