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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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30April2019

Report on the N-ECCO National Representatives Meeting at ECCO'19

Ana Ibarra, N-ECCO Member

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On the evening of Thursday, March 7, 19 nurses from 13 countries across Europe participated in our yearly N-ECCO National Representatives Meeting.

As N-ECCO Committee Member responsible for the National Representatives, Kay Greveson welcomed the attendees, and this was followed by a short round of introductions. Four countries were happy to present their new National Representatives. An exchange of nurses every 2–3 years is greatly encouraged by N-ECCO, but many countries nevertheless retain the same National Representatives for more than 3 years. New people tend to mean new ideas, although some countries have different service setups and getting new representatives is sometimes difficult.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1, N-ECCO

30April2019

Report on the 13th N-ECCO Network Meeting at ECCO'19

Susanna Jäghult, N-ECCO Chair

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Kay Greveson former N-ECCO Chair, opened the 13th N-ECCO Network Meeting by welcoming 295 nurses from across the world. This year the course started later, at 10:30, since a joint session with the P-ECCO Educational Course was held from 8:00 to 10:00.  

The first session opened with a presentation by Susanna Jäghult that described a new model of e-health, ”IBD Home”. This tool is an app that is used in Sweden to allow PRO (Patient Reported Outcome) home testing of f-calprotectin. The data goes directly from the app into the national quality registry, Swibreg. After this presentation, the abstract session was held, with oral presentations of the three best nurse abstracts. 

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'19, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1, Congress News, N-ECCO

30April2019

Report on the 10th N-ECCO School at ECCO'19

Susanna Jäghult, N-ECCO Chair and Petra Hartmann, N-ECCO Member

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The 10th N-ECCO School in Copenhagen was attended by 68 participants from 24 countries, including dietitians and IBD nurses. The 10th N-ECCO School covered various IBD topics of interest to both nurses and dietitians who work with IBD patients. The aim was to enhance participants’ basic knowledge in IBD, enabling them to provide better support to IBD patients throughout Europe and beyond. The N-ECCO School has also come to serve as a great networking opportunity, allowing nurses and dietitians to share their experiences.

 

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'19, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1, Congress News, N-ECCO

30April2019

Report on the 1st Guidelines and GRADE Methodology Workshop

Joana Torres, GuiCom Member

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This year, during the 14th Congress of ECCO in Copenhagen, the first Guidelines and GRADE Methodology Workshop took place, organised by GuiCom (Guidelines Committee of ECCO). The GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluations) methodology represents a systematic approach to making judgements about quality of evidence and strength of recommendations. It has been developed by the GRADE Working Group and is now widely seen as the most effective method of linking evidence-quality evaluations to clinical recommendations. For a year now, several ECCO Members have been working using this methodology to develop the new Crohn’s Disease guidelines. 

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'19, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1, Congress News, GuiCom

30April2019

Report on the 1st ECCO-ESGAR Basic Imaging Workshop at ECCO'19

Marietta Iacucci, EduCom Member and Giovanni Maconi, Past EduCom Member

Report on the 1st ECCO-ESGAR Basic Imaging Workshop – Endoscopy Portion

 

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Participating speakers and chairs: Raf Bisschops (Leuven, Belgium), Paulo Kotze (Curitiba, Brazil), Federica Furfaro (Milan, Italy), James East (Oxford, United Kingdom), Matt Rutter (North Tees, United Kingdom), Marietta Iacucci  (Birmingham, United Kingdom), Taku Kobayashi  (Tokyo, Japan), Filip Baert  (Roselare, Belgium), Krisztina Gecse (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Henit Yanai (Petah Tikva, Israel) and James Lindsay (London, United Kingdom)

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'19, EduCom, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1, Congress News

30April2019

Report on the 6th ECCO-ESGAR Advanced Ultrasound Workshop at ECCO 2019

Giovanni Maconi, Past EduCom Member and Christian Maaser, EduCom Member

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Participating speakers and chairs: Antonio López-Sanromán (Madrid, Spain), Giovanni Maconi (Milan, Italy), Jordi Rimola (Barcelona, Spain), Torsten Kucharzik (Lüneburg, Germany), Stephan Vavricka (Zurich, Switzerland), Christian Maaser (Lüneburg, Germany), Rune Wilkens (Copenhagen, Denmark).

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'19, EduCom, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1, Congress News

30April2019

Report on the 17th IBD Intensive Advanced Course at ECCO'19

Pascal Juillerat and Henit Yanai, EduCom Members

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The 17th Intensive Advanced IBD Course took place before the ECCO Congress as the highlight of the educational programme, which runs in conjunction with the Congress.

This well-known course, which has been held regularly almost since the inception of ECCO, took place once again at the 14th Congress of ECCO, attracting a full attendance from Europe and beyond. Overall, 87 doctors from 41 countries participated and were treated to a comprehensive update on IBD. 

 

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'19, EduCom, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1, Congress News

30April2019

New Committee Members in EpiCom

Marieke Pierik, EpiCom Chair

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The mission of the Epidemiological Committee of ECCO is optimisation of epidemiological research methods in Europe. During the ECCO Congress in Copenhagen, EpiCom said goodbye to Laurent Beaugerie and Nynne Nyboe-Andersen. We greatly thanked them for all their contributions to EpiCom and welcomed two new members from two different countries: the Netherlands and France.  

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'19, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1, Congress News, EpiCom

30April2019

COllaborative Network For Exceptionally Rare case reports (ECCO CONFER)

Uri Kopylov, Head of CONFER Steering Committee and ClinCom Member

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Call for similar cases now open!

 

Rare manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) and rare adverse effects of IBD medications are significantly underreported in the current literature. Case reports are becoming increasingly difficult to publish, and the motivation to publish them is diminishing. Moreover, accumulation of data from such reports usually does not result in a better understanding of these events. In the last five years, ECCO has created a project that aims to shed light on rare disease manifestations and treatment-related events. 

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'19, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1, Congress News, ClinCom

30April2019

Report on the 3rd School for Clinical Trialists at ECCO'19

John Mansfield, former ClinCom Member

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The ECCO Clinical Research Committee (ClinCom) organises The School for Clinical Trialists as a half-day workshop at the ECCO Congress. This year the topics covered were: The Evolution of Trial Design and How to Optimise Recruitment to Clinical Trials. 

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 14, Issue 1, ClinCom