Scientific programme

The scientific programme is structured around basic science, translational medicine and clinical sessions, given by some of the world’s top specialists. It includes oral presentations of the best abstracts, the announcement of ECCO Fellowships and Grants and summary presentations of new ECCO Guidelines. The focus of all sessions is clinical practice founded on science, with practical messages to take home.
Scientific sessions are held from Thursday to Saturday, March 7-9, 2019. The congress registration fee includes access to all scientific sessions.

Research drives clinical care
Preliminary programme (as of September 2018)

  • Plenary hall

    11:00-12:00 
    Industry sponsored satellite symposia 1a, 1b, & 1c
    12:15-12:20 1: Welcome
    President of Dansk Selskab for Gastroenterologi og Hepatologi
    Henning Glerup, Silkeborg, Denmark
    12:20-12:30  2: Opening
    Silvio Danese, Milan, Italy
    12:30-14:00
    Scientific session 1: Silencing IBD
    Peter Irving, London, United Kingdom
    Britta Siegmund, Berlin, Germany
      12:30-12:50 3: Can we prevent IBD?
    Jean-Frédéric Colombel, New York, United States
      12:50-13:00 4: Oral Presentation 01
      13:00-13:20
    5: Can we cure IBD?
    Arthur Kaser, Cambridge, United Kingdom
      13:20-13:30 6: Oral Presentation 02
    13:30-13:40 7: Oral Presentation 03
    13:40-14:00 8: TBC
    Geert D'Haens, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Massimo Pinzani, London, United Kingdom
    14:00-14:30 Coffee break 
    14:30-16:00 Scientific session 2: Complementary treatments: The good and the bad
    Shomron Ben-Horin, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Pascal Juillerat, Bern, Switzerland
      14:30-14:50 9: The crazy stuff - what your patients are taking and why?
    Fernando Gomollón Garcia, Zaragoza, Spain
      14:50-15:00 10: Oral Presentation 04
      15:00-15:20 11: Topical review on complementary medicine
    Joana Torres, Lisbon, Portugal
    Stephan Vavricka, Zurich, Switzerland
      15:20-15:30 12: Oral Presentation 05
      15:30-15:40 13: Oral Presentation 06
      15:40-16:00 14: Psychological support in IBD
    Yoram Inspector, London, United Kingdom
    16:00-17:20 Scientific session 3: Precision medicine: Lessons to learn and paths to the future
    Axel Dignass, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Jesús Rivera-Nieves, San Diego, United States
    16:00-16:20 15: What is system biology?
    Dermot McGovern, Los Angeles, United States
    16:20-16:40 16: Applications of system biology in rheumatology
    Tim Radstake, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    16:40-16:50 17: Oral Presentation 07
    16:50-17:00 18: Oral Presentation 08
    17:00-17:20 19: Stratifying by disease biology to choose the right drug for the right patient
    Charlie Lees, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    17:30-18:30 Digital Oral Presentations 
    18:45-19:45
    Industry sponsored satellite symposia 2a, 2b, & 2c
  • Plenary hall

    07:15-08:15 Industry sponsored satellite symposia 3a, 3b, & 3c
    08:30-10:30 Scientific session 4: Best practice in UC
    Andre D'Hoore, Leuven, Belgium
    Antonio López-Sanromán, Madrid, Spain
    08:30-08:50 20: When do you start a biologic?
    Simon Travis, Oxford, United Kingdom
    08:50-09:00 21: Oral Presentation 09
    09:00-09:10 22: Oral Presentation 10
    09:10-09:20 23: Oral Presentation 11
    09:20-09:40 24: Where is the exit?
    Marc Ferrante, Leuven, Belgium
    09:40-09:50 25: Oral Presentation 12
    09:50-10:00 26: Oral Presentation 13
    10:00-10:10 27: Oral Presentation 14
      10:10-10:30 28: Precision surgery in UC
    Yves Panis, Clichy, France
    10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
    11:00-12:30 Scientific session 5: IBD around the world
    Toshifumi Hibi, Tokyo, Japan
    Giovanni Maconi, Milan, Italy
    11:00-11:20 29: Vaccination and travelling with IBD: An update
    Jean-François Rahier, Yvoir, Belgium
    11:20-11:30 30: Oral Presentation 15
    11:30-11:50 31: Management of IBD outside of Europe: The example of India
    Rupa Banerjee, Hyderabad, India
    11:50-12:00 32: Oral Presentation 16
      12:00-12:10 33: Oral Presentation 17
    12:10-12:30 34: East meets West: Epidemiology of IBD
    Johan Burisch, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Siew Ng, Hong Kong, China
    12:30-13:30 Break
    12:30-13:30 Guided poster session
    12:40-13:20
    Educational Lunchtime Satellite Smposia LS1, LS2, LS3, & LS4
    13:30-14:40 Scientific session 6: New ways of doing endoscopy and imaging in IBD
    Hankje Escher, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Christian Maaser, Lüneburg, Germany
    13:30-13:50 35: Assessing bowel damage in CD from adult to childhood
    Anne Griffiths, Toronto, Canada
    13:50-14:00 36: Oral Presentation 18
      14:00-14:20 37: Best practice in screening for dysplasia
    Marietta Iacucci, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    14:20-14:30 38: Oral Presentation 19
    14:30-14:40 39: Oral Presentation 20
    14:40-15:10 Coffee break
    EITHER:
    15:10-15:55 Scientific session 7: ECCO Fellowships and Grants
    Edouard Louis, Liège, Belgium
    Janneke van der Woude, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    15:10-15:17 40: Outcomes of the ECCO Pioneer Award 2017: Faecal transplantation using a novel conditioning method for donor and recipient in mild to moderate treatment refractory colitis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Arie Levine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    15:17-15:24 41: Outcomes of the ECCO Fellowship 2018: Role of TNF-inducible gene-6 (TSG-6) in fistulising Crohn's Disease
    Sudharshan Elangovan, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    15:24-15:31 42: Outcomes of the ECCO Fellowship 2018: Monocyte-derived macrophages as crucial players in the resolution of inflammation and tissue repair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Sales Ibiza, Lisbon, Portugal
    15:31-15:38 43: Outcomes of the ECCO-IOIBD Fellowship 2017: Precision medicine for IBD using advanced machine learning
    Aria Zand, Los Angeles, United States
    15:38-15:45 44: Outcomes of the ECCO-IOIBD Fellowship 2018: Deciphering the gut-specific B cell response in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Mathieu Uzzan, Clichy, France
      15:45-15:55 45: Announcement of ECCO Fellowships and Grants 2019
    15:55-16:55 Scientific session 8: IBD Horizons
    Dominik Bettenworth, Münster, Germany
    Janneke N. Samsom, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    15:55-16:05 46: Oral Presentation 21
    16:05-16:15 47: Oral Presentation 22
    16:15-16:25 48: Oral Presentation 23
    16:25-16:35 49: Oral Presentation 24
    16:35-16:45 50: Oral Presentation 25
    16:45-16:55 51: Oral Presentation 26
    OR:
    15:10-16:50 Scientific session 9: Basic Science: Immune cells and microbes: A happy marriage?
    Tim Raine, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Raja Atreya, Erlangen, Germany
    15:10-15:30 52: Metabolic profiling - the new player in microbiome research
    Stefan Schreiber, Kiel, Germany
    15:30-15:40 53: Oral Presentation 27
    15:40-15:50 54: Oral Presentation 28
    15:50-16:10 55: Using mucosal immune pathways to predict disease outcome
    Ahmed Hegazy, Berlin, Germany
    16:10-16:20 56: Oral Presentation 29
    16:20-16:30 57: Oral Presentation 30
    16:30-16:50 58: Resolution pathways: Next frontier to control intestinal inflammation
    Silvia D'Alessio, Milan, Italy
    17:20-18:20 Digital Oral Presentations
    18:35-19:35 Industry sponsored satellite symposia 4a, 4b, 4c, & 4d

  • Plenary hall

    07:15-08:15 Industry sponsored satellite symposia 5a & 5b
    08:30-10:20 Scientific session 10: The cycle of IBD life in clinical practice
    Glen Doherty, Dublin, Ireland
    Richard Russell, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    08:30-08:50 59: Challenges in managing the elderly
    Guillaume Savoye, Rouen, France
      08:50-09:00 60: Oral Presentation 31
      09:00-09:10 61: Oral Presentation 32
      09:10-09:30 62: The reproductive phase: Practical recommendations
    Ailsa Hart, London, United Kingdom
      09:30-09:40 63: Oral Presentation 33
      09:40-09:50 64: Oral Presentation 34
      09:50-10:00 65: Oral Presentation 35
      10:00-10:20 66: Cancer risk in children with IBD, an under-recognized issue
    Arie Levine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    10:20-10:50 Coffee Break
    10:50-12:20 Scientific session 11: Towards the future of IBD
    Nik Sheng Ding, Melbourne, Australia
    Marc Ferrante, Leuven, Belgium
    10:50-11:10 67: Artificial intelligence augmenting medical management
    Vishal Nangalia, London, United Kingdom
    11:10-11:20 68: Oral Presentation 36
    11:20-11:40 69: Robot and surgeon: How will a partnership work?
    Antonino Spinelli, Milan, Italy
    11:40-11:50 70: Oral Presentation 37
    11:50-12:00 71: Oral Presentation 38
    12:00-12:20 72: Big data: Potential for transforming IBD research and care
    Ignacio Hernandez-Medrano, Madrid, Spain
    12:20-12:50 Scientific session 12: ECCO Lecture
    Silvio Danese, Milan, Italy
    Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France
    12:20-12:50 73: ECCO Lecture: Topic TBC
    Charles Dinarello, Denver, United States
    12:50-12:55 74: Awards and closing remarks
    Silvio Danese, Milan, Italy
    12:55-13:00 75: The ECCO Film 2019