© Tuire Ilus
Clas-Göran af Björkesten
© Clas-Göran af Björkesten
Name of group: IBD section of the Finnish Society of Gastroenterology
Number of active members: The Finnish Society of Gastroenterology has 540 members. The IBD section has 30 registered active members.
Number of meetings per year: 2–3
President and Secretary: The Finnish Society of Gastroenterology: Johanna Louhimo (president). The IBD section: Pauliina Molander (president) and Clas-Göran af Björkesten (secretary)
National Representatives: Tuire Ilus and Clas-Göran af Björkesten
Joined ECCO in: 2004
Incidence of IBD in the country: The incidence of IBD in Finland is one of the highest in the world and there has been a significant increase in this incidence during the past 20 years. UC is more common than CD. IBD incidence is 42/100,000 persons per year (UC 31/100,000 and CD 11/100,000).