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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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12March2019

In Memoriam - Dr. Wolfgang Eigner

✝ 10 March 2019

Wolfi Eigner Foto  Wolfgang Eigner

Dear Friends and Colleagues!

It is with regret and great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear colleague and friend Dr. Wolfgang Eigner in his early thirties.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 4

18February2019

In Memoriam - Professor Igor Khalif

✝ 18 February 2019

khalif  Igor Khalif

Dear Friends and Colleagues!

February 18, 2019, Russian IBD Study society and the entire medical community of Russia suffered an irreparable loss. Professor Igor Khalif, Head of the Department of inflammatory and functional bowel diseases of Russian State Center of Coloproctology died after a serious illness. It is a great grief and a huge pain not only for his family and friends, but for all his colleagues and like-minded people, not only in Russia, but abroad. 

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 4

23January2019

In Memoriam - Professor Satish Keshav

16 August 1962 - 23 January 2019

Satish  Satish Keshav

It is with overwhelming sadness that the death of Satish Keshav, Oxford IBD specialist, scientist, teacher, mentor to many, friend and colleague, is reported. 

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 4

11December2018

News from BIOCYCLE

Edouard Louis

Edouard Louis  Edouard Louis
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BIOCYCLE includes a randomised three-arm, controlled clinical trial on 300 patients in five European countries, several patient and health care provider surveys in Europe and the United States, a biomarker research programme and pharmaco-economic analysis. ECCO is mainly involved in the monitoring of the project (through SciCom and ClinCom) and is the work package leader for dissemination of the results. BIOCYCLE is a 6-year-long project and was launched in April 2015.  

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 4, EU Projects

11December2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Slovenia

David Drobne and Gregor Novak, ECCO National Representatives, Slovenia

slovenia

  Slovenia

Name of group: There is no separate group for IBD. The disease is covered under the national organisation named the Slovenian Association for Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Number of active members: 75
Number of meetings per year:
President: Stojan Potrč
National Representatives: David Drobne and Gregor Novak
Joined ECCO in: 2008
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): UC 6.8/100,000, CD 5.7/100,000, total incidence including UBDU 13.7/100,000 

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 4, ECCO Country Member Profiles

11December2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Malta

Pierre Ellul, ECCO National Representative

Malta   Malta

Name of group: GI group within the Medical Association of Malta
Number of active members: 15
Number of meetings per year: Not applicable 
President: Stephen Fava 
National Representative: Pierre Ellul
Joined ECCO in:  2016

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 4, ECCO Country Member Profiles

11December2018

Y-ECCO Literature Review: Sasha Fehily

Sasha Fehily

CALM Trial

Sasha Fehily
Sasha Fehily 
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Introduction

There has been a recent shift in Crohn’s Disease (CD) management away from the conventional focus on short-term clinical outcomes and towards the maintenance of long-term remission.  In 2015 the International Organisation for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases released a consensus statement recommending a treat-to-target approach [1]. The STRIDE initiative recommended pursuing treatment escalation in order to achieve the treatment targets of clinical remission and mucosal healing, with adjunctive use of normal C-reactive protein (CRP) and faecal calprotectin (FC) levels. However, the authors noted that prospective studies would be needed to confirm that achievement of these targets would alter the natural history of disease and improve patients’ quality of life.

Posted in Y-ECCO Literature Reviews, ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 4, Y-ECCO

11December2018

Y-ECCO Literature Review Introduction

Dominik Bettenworth, Y-ECCO Literature Review Admin

Dominik Bettenworth 2
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 4, Y-ECCO

11December2018

Y-ECCO Interview corner: Florian Rieder

Charlotte Hedin, Y-ECCO Member

Charlotte HedinCharlotte Hedin © ECCO

 

Florian Rieder is currently an Associate Staff physician in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition as well as an Investigator in the Department of Inflammation and Immunity at the Cleveland Clinic in the USA. His area of interest is pathogenesis of intestinal fibrosis and trial endpoint development for testing anti-fibrotics in stricturing IBD patients. He received his medical degree from the LMU Munich and has worked in Germany, Switzerland and South Africa as well as the USA. 

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 4, Committee News, Y-ECCO

11December2018

Y-ECCO Members’ Address

Nuha Yassin, Y-ECCO Chair

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Nuha Yassin © ECCO

Dear Y-ECCO Friends,

I hope that this Members’ Address finds you all well and that you’re enjoying the beautiful autumn colours. Alas, this will be the last time that I address you as Y-ECCO Chair, as I will be stepping down from this position at the next ECCO Congress (2019, Copenhagen). It is with the greatest pleasure that I will then hand over the position of Chair to my colleague, Dominik Bettenworth (Münster, Germany), who has been an executive Y-ECCO Committee Member for the last 3 years. My colleague John Nik Ding will also be completing his 3-year Committee Membership and accompanying me down the path of the autumn leaves to regular ECCO Membership, thus making way for two new Y-ECCO Committee Members.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 4, Committee News, Y-ECCO