ECCO News

  • 2019 MASTER COVER ECCO News 1
    Issue 1/2019
  • 2019 ECCO News 2019 big Cover
    Issue 2/2019
  • DRAFT ECCO News 2019 big Covers
    Issue 3/2019
  • 2018 nr1 Cover ECCO NewsCover 1 2018
    Issue 1/2018
  • 2018 Nr2 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 2/2018
  • 2018 Nr3 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 3/2018
  • 2018 Nr 4 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 4/2018
  • 2017 Nr1 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 1/2017
  • 2017 Nr2 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 2/2017
  • 2017 Nr3 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 3/2017
  • cover ECCO 042017
    Issue 4/2017
  • 2016 Nr1 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 1/2016
  • 2016 Nr2 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 2/2016
  • 2016 Nr3 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 3/2016
  • 2016 Nr4 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 4/2016
  • 2015 Nr1 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 1/2015
  • 2015 Nr2 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 2/2015
  • 2015 Nr3 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 3/2015
  • 2015 Nr4 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 4/2015
  • 2014 Nr1 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 1/2014
  • 2014 Nr2 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 2/2014
  • 2014 Nr3 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 3/2014
  • 2014 Nr4 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 4/2014
  • 2013 Nr1 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 1/2013
  • 2013 Nr2 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 2/2013
  • 2013 Nr3 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 3/2013
  • 2013 Nr4 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 4/2013
  • 2012 Nr1 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 1/2012
  • 2012 Nr2 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 2/2012
  • 2012 Nr3 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 3/2012
  • 2012 Nr4 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 4/2012
  • 2011 Nr1 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 1/2011
  • 2011 Nr2 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 2/2011
  • 2011 Nr3 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 3/2011
  • 2011 Nr4 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 4/2011
  • 2010 Nr1 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 1/2010
  • 2010 Nr2 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 2/2010
  • 2010 Nr3 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 3/2010
  • 2010 Nr4 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 4/2010
  • 2009 Nr1 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 1/2009
  • 2010 Nr2 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 2/2009
  • 2010 Nr3 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 3/2009
  • 2009 Nr4 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 4/2009
  • 2008 Nr1 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 1/2008
  • 2008 Nr2 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 2/2008
  • 2008 Nr3 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 3/2008
  • 2008 Nr4 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 4/2008
  • 2007 Nr1 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 1/2007
  • 2007 Nr2 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 2/2007
  • 2007 Nr3 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 3/2007
  • 2007 Nr4 Cover ECCO News
    Issue 4/2007

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. 

Editor

 

Associate Editors

Willem BemelmanWillem Bemelman
© ECCO
                  Nuha Yassin v3Nuha Yassin
© ECCO
Ignacio Catalán Serra 2019Ignacio Catalán-Serra
© Ignacio Catalán-Serra

Latest ECCO News Content


11October2019

Feedback from the National Study Group meeting

Uri Kopylov, ClinCom Member

Take your study to the next level with the IBD National Study Group Meeting at the ECCO Congress

Uri Kopylov
Uri Kopylov
© ECCO

The Clinical Research Committee of ECCO (ClinCom) was established with the mission of facilitating innovative clinical research in the area of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). It acts as an organ for the delivery of advice on investigator-initiated proposals: Throughout the year, investigators who are also ECCO Members are invited to submit their protocols for an objective and in-depth review process by the Committee. 

In order to promote international scientific collaboration through cooperation of researchers from different European countries even further, ClinCom has established the IBD National Study Group Meeting, which will take place at the annual ECCO Congress. At the last ECCO Congress in Copenhagen, representatives of IBD National Study Groups gathered for the 4th edition of the meeting. With this great platform, ClinCom enables investigators to have their studies challenged and promoted at the same time.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 3, Committee News, ClinCom

11October2019

ECCO Fellowship Study Synopsis

Ramona Bruckner, ECCO'19 Fellowship Awardee

The role of fibroblasts in the pathogenesis of Crohn’s Disease-associated fistulas and in mesenchymal stem cell therapy  

 

R.Bruckner
Ramona Bruckner
© 
Ramona Bruckner

Aim of the research

Perianal fistulas are a severe and frequent complication in Crohn’s Disease (CD) patients, significantly affecting their quality of life. High recurrence rates, incomplete fistula healing and non-responding patients make the treatment challenging. Despite some novel insights, current knowledge about the pathogenesis of fistula formation is still limited. Fibroblasts are abundantly present in fistulas and were recently reported to regulate Th1 cell activity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Our hypothesis is that fibroblasts act as the key drivers of this disease complication by regulating inflammatory cell recruitment. We will investigate which pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemoattractants are produced by fistula-derived fibroblasts and how they influence recruitment of immune cells, leading to sustained inflammation. Our second hypothesis is that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can normalise this fibroblast-driven pro-inflammatory environment.

Posted in SciCom, ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 3, Committee News

11October2019

ECCO Fellowship Study Synopsis

Javier Conde Aranda, ECCO'19 Fellowship Awardee

PTPN2 and TiO2 in the pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease  

 

conde aranda
Javier Conde Aranda
© 
Javier Conde Aranda

Aim of the research

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) may play a pivotal role in the onset and perpetuation of chronic intestinal inflammation. These effects may be genetically triggered, and variations in IBD risk genes, such as PTPN2, may contribute critically to the detrimental effect of TiO2 in vivo. For these reasons, we will study the combined effects of the presence of disease-associated genetic PTPN2 variations and TiO2 microparticles on the development of chronic intestinal inflammation and on inflammasome activity, as well as the subsequent consequences for the host immune system, in particular innate immune responses. The study will demonstrate the relevance of TiO2 in the pathogenesis of intestinal inflammation in vivo. To address the aforementioned aims, we will:

1. Analyse whether PTPN2-mediated inflammasome activation can control TiO2-induced intestinal inflammation.
2. Demonstrate whether the presence of the disease-associated PTPN2 variant affects NLRP3 inflammasome activation and intestinal inflammatory responses to TiO2 in IBD patients.

Posted in SciCom, ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 3, Committee News

11October2019

15th Congress of ECCO - Preliminary Educational Programme

The educational programme of the 15th Congress of ECCO starts prior to the official start of the ECCO Congress and courses take place from February 12-14, 2020. These activities target ECCO’s different interest groups including young gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists, IBD Nurses, dietitians, allied health professionals and scientists.

An overview of these activities can be found below. Please note that courses/workshops may run concurrently. As these educational activities have a limited capacity, we encourage you to register at your earliest convenience.

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 3, Congress News, ECCO'20

11October2019

15th Congress of ECCO - Preliminary Scientific Programme

The Scientific Programme of the 15th Congress of ECCO provides attendees the unique opportunity to learn from the world’s leading specialists in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Held from Thursday to Saturday, February 13-15, 2020, the Scientific Programme is structured around basic science, translational medicine and clinical sessions. Additionally, it includes oral presentations of the 40 best abstracts of the Congress. The focus of all sessions is clinical practice founded on science with practical take home messages and, as every year, the congress registration fee includes access to all scientific sessions.

Register now and seize the opportunity to hear current and relevant studies from international experts in IBD!

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 3, Congress News, ECCO'20

11October2019

Letter from the ECCO President

Silvio Danese, ECCO President

Silvio Danese
Silvio Danese
© ECCO

Dear ECCO Friends,

 

Research and education are priorities in the ECCO Community. Autumn is a great time for exciting new ECCO events and is the perfect time to start planning your attendance at the ECCO’20 Congress in Vienna.

Considering the success of the ECCO-ESGAR Basic Imaging Workshop at ECCO’19, I am happy to announce that the 2nd ECCO-ESGAR Basic Imaging Workshop will be held during ECCO’20. The focus of this workshop will be the latest imaging technologies in IBD.

Education can also be achieved through intense collaborative projects. The 18th ECCO IBD Intensive Advanced Course will take place during ECCO’20 and will provide a multidisciplinary broad base of knowledge in IBD. Moreover, the 5th IBD National Study Group Meeting will also be held during ECCO’20, enabling investigators to have their studies challenged and promoted at the same time.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 3, Letters from the ECCO President

14June2019

N-ECCO Research Grant and N-ECCO Travel Award

Wladyslawa Czuber-Dochan, N-ECCO Member

Wadyslawa Czuber DochanWladyslawa Czuber-Dochan © ECCO

All healthcare professionals, including IBD nurses, are expected and required to deliver high-quality care to their patients. This care should be based on recent and high-quality evidence. Most busy, clinically working nurses are consumers of evidence-based information, rather than the creators of that evidence. Often, IBD nurses are part of larger research projects as co-investigators or data collectors, but looking forwards we need to help and encourage IBD nurses to develop and lead their own research projects.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 2, Committee News, N-ECCO

12June2019

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Norway

Marte Lie Høivik and Kristin Kaasen Jørgensen, ECCO National Representatives, Norway

Norway

  Norway

Name of group: The Norwegian IBD Group

Number of active members: The Norwegian IBD Group is organised within the Norwegian Gastroenterology Association (Norsk GastroenterologiskForening NGF). The Norwegian Gastroenterology Association has 370 active members. The IBD Group consists of 8 members elected at the Norwegian Gastroenterology Association general assembly (four members elected every second year). Approximately 100 members are active within IBD care.

Additionally,the Norwegian Nurses Organization includes a group for Gastroenterology Nurses (NSF/FSG) with 439 active members, of whom approximately 100 IBD Nurses. There is no formal IBD Nurse network but NSF/FSG arranges a yearly national IBD symposium for nurses interested in IBD.

Number of meetings per year: The IBD Group arranges a national IBD symposium annually. The Norwegian Gastroenterology Association has one national conference and one to two regional meetings in the five different health regions in Norway per year. The NSF/FSG arranges a yearly national IBD symposium for nurses interested in IBD.

President and Secretary:President the Norwegian Gastroenterology Association is Mette Vesterhus, associate professor at Haraldsplass Hospital in Bergen. Petr Ricanek MD, PhD at Akershus university hospital, is head of the IBD Group

National Representatives:Marte Lie Høivik MD PhD at Oslo University Hospital and Kristin Kaasen Jørgensen, MD PhD at Akershus university hospital. Elisabeth Finnes, IBD nurse specialist at Oslo University Hospital is the Norwegian representative in N-ECCO.

Joined ECCO in: 2005

Incidence of IBD in the country: There are no updated incidence numbers available in Norway. According to data from the IBSEN study the UC incidence was 12,8/100.000 persons/year and CD incidence 6/100.000 persons per year in the early nineties. We are awaiting updated incidence data from the ongoing IBSEN III study within 2020.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 2, ECCO Country Member Profiles

12June2019

ECCO Country Member Profiles: France

Stéphanie Viennot and Jérôme Filippi, ECCO National Representatives, France

France

  France

Name of group: GETAID
Number of active members: 54 GETAID centres (with 1-2 members per centre)
Number of meetings per year:
President and Secretary: Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet (president), Arnaud Bourreille (secretary)
National Representatives: Stéphanie Viennot, Jérôme Filippi
Joined ECCO in: 2007
Incidence of IBD in the country: Crohn´s disease:7.6/100,000    Ulcerative colitis: 4.4/100,000

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 2, ECCO Country Member Profiles

12June2019

Y-ECCO Interview Corner: David Rampton

Charlotte Hedin, Y-ECCO Member

Charlotte HedinCharlotte Hedin
© ECCO

Early clinical trials, the advent of biologics and the IBD Nurse and how the clinical presentation of IBD has changed over a 46-year career: The interviewee in this issue is Professor David Rampton, who has had a long career as an IBD clinician and researcher in East London. Respected by colleagues and patients alike, his career has spanned an era during which much has changed in IBD.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 2, Committee News, Y-ECCO