4th Basic ECCO: EduCational COurse for Industry

Feb 14, 2018
Target audience 
Corporate & Non-Corporate Members
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ECCO Membership
Registration fee
Non-Corporate Members: EUR 750 - incl. 20% Austrian VAT
Corporate Members: EUR 500 - incl. 20% Austrian VAT

4th Basic ECCO: EduCational COurse for Industry
(as of December 2017)

This one day educational course is a practical introduction to IBD for colleagues in Industry that covers a broad range of topics – from the basics to the more advanced. Participants may be non-medical or medically qualified without much experience in inflammatory bowel diseases. The topics are based on common questions asked of specialists, which gives the course its own identity. It provides a foundation that places in context the most recent advances in pathogenesis, therapy and practice at the ECCO Congress.

  • 10:00-10:05
    Julián Panés, Barcelona, Spain
    10:05-12:00 Session 1
    Javier Gisbert, Madrid, Spain
    10:05-10:20 What is IBD, and what is the difference between Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
    John Mansfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    10:20-10:35 What causes IBD?
    Isabelle Cleynen, Leuven, Belgium
    10:35-10:45 Question time
    10:45-11:00 How is IBD diagnosed?
    Edyta Zagorowicz, Warsaw, Poland
    11:00-11:15 What are the risk factors for complicated IBD outcome?
    Krisztina Gecse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    11:15-11:30 How is IBD care organised?
    Jonas Halfvarson, Örebrö, Sweden
    11:30-11:45 What do IBD nurses do?
    Patricia Geens, Leuven, Belgium
    11:45-12:00 Question time
    12:00-13:00 Lunch
    13:00-14:30 Session 2
    John Mansfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    13:00-13:15 What is the role of 5-ASA?
    Gerassimos Mantzaris, Athens, Greece
    13:15-13:30 What is the role of immunomodulators?
    Javier Gisbert, Madrid, Spain
    13:30-13:45 What about biological therapy?
    Marc Ferrante, Leuven, Belgium
    13:45-14:00 Is there a role for dietary treatment?
    Arie Levine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    14:00-14:15 How to choose between treatment modalities?
    Filip Baert, Roeselare, Belgium
    14:15-14:30 Question time
    14:30-15:00 Coffee break
    15:00-16:30 Session 3
    Krisztina Gecse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    15:00-15:15 Surgery for perianal and fistulizing CD: when and how?
    Paulo Kotze, Curitiba, Brazil
    15:15-15:30 Surgery for luminal CD: when and how?
    Oded Zmora, Tel Aviv, Israel
    15:30-15:45 How to prevent postoperative CD recurrence?
    Antonio López-Sanróman, Madrid, Spain
    15:45-16:00 Surgery for UC: when and how?
    Antonino Spinelli, Milan, Italy
    16:00-16:15 What happens after a pouch operation?
    Nik Sheng Ding, Melbourne, Australia
    16:15-16:30 Question time
    16:30-17:00 Session 4
    Julián Panés, Barcelona, Spain
    16:30-16:45 The IBD quiz for the industry
    Marc Ferrante, Leuven, Belgium
    16:45-17:00 What is the unmet need for patients with IBD?
    Ailsa Hart, London, United Kingdom