Volume 15, Issue 4

Volume 15, Issue 4
15December2020

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Croatia

  Croatia

Name of group: Croatian Society of IBD, Croatian Medical Assocation & IBD Section, Croatian Society of Gastroenterology

Number of active members:  70

Number of meetings per year: 4

Name of president and secretary: Željko Krznarić and Marko Brinar

National Representatives: Željko Krznarić and Ante Tonkić

Joined ECCO in: 2001 (Boris Vucelic, ECCO Honorary Member, was one of the founders of ECCO)

Incidence of IBD in the country: Zagreb City and Area 2010: UC 3.3/105, CD 3.3/10

Primorsko-Goranska County, Croatia, 2000–2004: UC 4.3/105, CD 7.0/10

Vukovarsko-Srijemska County, Croatia, 2001–2010: UC 3.5/105, CD 0.95/10

Today we are seeking and collecting new data since we are aware of a significant increase in the incidence of IBD during the last decade.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO Country Member Profiles, Volume 15, Issue 4

15December2020

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Greece

 Greece

Name of group: Hellenic Group for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (EOMIFNE)

Number of active members: 176 regular members and 18 honorary members

Number of meetings per year: one (1) annual congress and various one-day meetings and webinars (approximately three to six per year). Training school for Inflammatory Bowel Disease with five annual two-day lessons, accepting participants (specialists or trainees) from all over Greece who have a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and want to increase their knowledge.


 © EOMIFNE

 © EOMIFNE

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO Country Member Profiles, Volume 15, Issue 4

15December2020

ECCO Affiliate Member Profile: Egypt

  Egypt

Name of group: Egyptian Developers of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (EDGE) Foundation

Number of active members: 130

Number of meetings per year: 

Major Events: Annual Meeting “DIGEST” in winter and Cairo Crohn’s & Colitis Congress “4Cs” in summer ( in 2021 an ECCO Educational Workshop to be included).

Minor Events: Monthly meetings directed at fellows and GI specialists in different regions in Egypt

Online Activities: Regular webinars directed at healthcare professionals (replacing monthly meetings during the pandemic) and five multidisciplinary IBD patient webinars annually. Community awareness campaign on IBD throughout the year via social media platforms, including videos, advice articles and consultations.

General Assembly: One in summer and one in winter.

President and Secretary: Mohammed Khorshid (President), Mohamed El-Nady (Secretary-General)

National Representatives: Mohammed Khorshid

Joined ECCO in: 2020

Incidence of IBD in the country: There have still been no sufficient demographic studies.

 

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO Country Member Profiles, Volume 15, Issue 4

15December2020

Interview with N-ECCO National Representative Portugal

Clarisse Nogueira Maia
© Clarisse Nogueira Maia
  Portugal

N-ECCO National Representative:
Clarisse Nogueira Maia
Job Title: 
Nurse


 

What influenced your decision to apply for the role of N-ECCO National Representative for your country?

I have worked with IBD patients for a long time, delivering IV drug administration in an outpatient clinic.

What IBD nursing initiatives, N-ECCO network opportunities or developments in IBD care are happening in your country?

We have an annual meeting of the IBD Group to promote IBD in Portugal.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO Country Member Profiles, N-ECCO, Volume 15, Issue 4

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