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ECCO News keeps ECCO Members up-to-date on what is going on within the organisation and reports on IBD activities taking place within Europe. Since Spring 2006, ECCO News has maintained the flow of information between Members of the organisation. 

ECCO News is an important part of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation’s ambition to create a European standard of IBD care and to promote knowledge and research in the field of IBD. ECCO Members automatically receive this publication four times a year. 

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04October2018

Interview with N-ECCO National Representative

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Cyprus   Cyprus

N-ECCO National Representative: Anastasia N. Nicolaou
Job Title:
GI - IBD Nurse


What influenced your decision to apply for the role of N-ECCO National Representative for your country?
I work in a centre which sees a large number of IBD patients and therefore I felt the need to have a more active role. I have also applied for a PhD in a local university which has a research programme on IBD. 

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 3, ECCO Country Member Profiles, N-ECCO

04October2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Sweden

Ann-Sofie Backman, Michael Eberhardson, ECCO National Representatives, Sweden

Sweden   Sweden

Name of group: Swedish Organisation for the Study of IBD
Number of active members: 45
Number of meetings per year: Two main meetings plus numerous project meetings
President and Secretary: 
        Pär Myrelid, President
        Franscesca Bresso, Secretary
National Representatives: 
        Ann-Sofie Backman
        Michael Eberhardson

Joined ECCO in:  2004
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 
0.64% prevalence

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 3, ECCO Country Member Profiles

04October2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Serbia

Srdjan Djuranovic, Mirjana Cvetkovic, ECCO National Representatives, Serbia

Serbia   Serbia

Name of group: Serbian IBD Association - SIBDA
Number of active members: 230
Number of meetings per year: 
        Steering Committee meetings: 6 per year, 1 General Assembly per year
        Educational meetings: 2 meetings/workshops annually
        Patient relations meetings: 1 per year and on demand
President and Secretary: 
        Aleksandra Sokic Milutinovic, President
        Zoran Milenkovic, Secretary

National Representatives: Srdjan Djuranovic and Mirjana Cvetkovic
Joined ECCO in:  As an association from 2012; we have had National Representatives since the beginning of ECCO.
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 
Not available in this moment.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 3, ECCO Country Member Profiles

04October2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Austria

Christoph Högenauer, Alexander Moschen, ECCO National Representatives, Austria

Austria   Austria

Name of group: Working Party on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Working Party IBD, Arbeitsgruppe CED) of the Austrian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ÖGGH)
Number of active members: 
        ECCO: 83
        ÖGGH: 1271
Number of meetings per year: Three annual regular meetings; several regional meetings.
President and Secretary: 
        Leader of the Working Party IBD: Christoph Högenauer
        President of ÖGGH: Herbert Tilg
        Secretary of ÖGGH: Harald Hofer

National Representatives: 
        First Austrian National Representative: Christoph Högenauer
        Second Austrian National Representative: Alexander Moschen

Joined ECCO in:  2001
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 
Annual incidence of IBD: Crohn’s Disease: 6.7/100,000; Ulcerative Colitis: 4.8/100,000 (Petritsch W et al. J Crohns Colitis 2013;7:58–69)

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 3, ECCO Country Member Profiles

04October2018

Privacy and your ECCO Membership

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At ECCO, we process your data in line with the principles of transparency and fairness. When becoming a member of ECCO, you are asked to provide your contact information, which enables us to correctly identify you in our database. We do not pass on any of your data to external parties, unless this is necessary to ensure the correct processing and safe-keeping of your information. You can find more detailed information in the ECCO Data Privacy Statement.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 3

04October2018

Y-ECCO Literature Review: Christina Kapizioni

Christina Kapizioni

Increased risk of acute arterial events in young patients and severely active IBD: A nationwide French cohort study

Kirchgesner J, Beaugerie L, Carrat F, Andersen NN, Jess T, Schwarzinger M; BERENICE study group
Gut. 2018;67:1261–1268.

Posted in Y-ECCO Literature Reviews, ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 3, Y-ECCO

04October2018

Y-ECCO Literature Review Introduction

Dominik Bettenworth, Y-ECCO Literature Review Admin

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Dominik Bettenworth 
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Dear Y-ECCO Friends,

A warm welcome to the Y-ECCO Literature Review section, where you will find a summary and discussion of cutting-edge clinical trials as well as basic science studies in the field of IBD. 

If you are a Y-ECCO Member and you are looking for an opportunity to get actively involved in ECCO and gain some visibility, contribute your article to the Y-ECCO Literature Review corner, together with a short self-description and your picture.

Posted in Y-ECCO Literature Reviews, ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 3, Y-ECCO

04October2018

Call: Y-ECCO Small Research Proposals

John Nik Ding, Y-ECCO Member

The call for research proposals returns with opportunities for Y-ECCO Members to propose and perform a brief, focused research project with ClinCom/Y-ECCO guidance and ECCO support.

Posted in ECCO News, ClinCom, Volume 13, Issue 3, Y-ECCO

04October2018

Y-ECCO Interview corner: Nicola Dames

Nuha Yassin, Y-ECCO Chair

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“The patient's perspective”

With the Y-ECCO Interview corner, I have had the honour to talk to inspirational people who have been kind enough to share with the ECCO Family and the IBD Community their professional and personal IBD journeys. Taking an IBD MDT approach, I have had the pleasure to speak to surgeons, gastroenterologists, nurses and dietitians from Europe and beyond. 

Today, I have the pleasure to speak to a representative of the most important group within the MDT, the patient. As clinicians, our clinical and research work is patient centred. Therefore, it is natural that the Interview corner should take us to a place we have never been before, the patient’s home. 

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 3, Y-ECCO

04October2018

Y-ECCO Members’ Address

Nuha Yassin, Y-ECCO Chair

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Dear Y-ECCO Friends,

I hope you are well and enjoying your summer break. As we catch the last rays of sunshine, or hide away from the sweltering heat, we think about the next ECCO Congress in the beautiful city of Copenhagen. Abstract submission is now open, and Y-ECCO Members can prepare for writing the best abstracts and sharing their research with the ECCO Community. There will be an opportunity to win one of the five best Y-ECCO Abstract Awards, but you’re only eligible if you indicate that your abstract qualifies for the Y-ECCO Abstract Award. If you’re a Y-ECCO basic scientist, please prepare your abstracts with a general focus on two areas, genetics/epigenetics and metabolomics, and do tick the box if you’d like your abstract to be considered for presentation at the Y-ECCO Basic Science Workshop.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 3, Y-ECCO