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08June2018

Y-ECCO Members’ Address

Nuha Yassin, Y-ECCO Chair

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Nuha Yassin © ECCO

Dear Y-ECCO Friends,

Greetings fellow Y-ECCOs. I hope you are all enjoying some warmth after the prolonged winter. The Young ECCO Committee (Y-ECCO) has been using the cold winter time well, wrapped up indoors and brewing up a couple of brand new hot beverages for you as we continue to strive to provide Y-ECCO Members with the best possible offers.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 2, Y-ECCO

27April2018

Interview with the new ECCO Secretary

Pieter Hindryckx, ECCO News Associate Editor

Pieter Hindryckx
Pieter Hindryckx
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Willem Bemelman

Position: Secretary 20182020

Nationality: Dutch

Born: December 17, 1958

Past ECCO Positions: 
     • Co-founder of S-ECCO
     • S-ECCO Chair
     • Chair, Surgical ECCO Guidelines on Crohn’s Disease

Posted in Governing Board, ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 1, Committee News

27April2018

Report on the 4th Y-ECCO Basic Science Workshop at ECCO'18

Isabelle Cleynen, Former Y-ECCO Chair

Isabelle Cleynen
Isabelle Cleynen
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With the Y-ECCO Basic Science Workshop, Y-ECCO aims to give basic science, and young clinicians doing basic science or full-time researchers, a more visible platform within ECCO and the ECCO Congress. We also want to promote scientific exchange and networking among (young) basic scientists. Each edition of the workshop features two top-notch speakers and experts in their field who give state of the art overviews on the session topics and are then invited to join the discussions following oral abstract presentations by Y-ECCO Members. The two sessions of this year’s workshop focussed on “In vivo perils in IBD” and “Ex vivo promises in IBD”. 

Posted in ECCO'18, ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 1, Committee News, Congress News, Y-ECCO

27April2018

Y-ECCO Interview corner: Ailsa Hart and Willem Bemelman

Nuha Yassin, Y-ECCO Chair

Nuha Yassin v3
Nuha Yassin © ECCO

Dear Y-ECCO Friends,

In our series of Y-ECCO corner interviews, we are adding a new flavour for 2018 by conducting a tandem interview with the IBD giants. Today, I am delighted to be joined by Ailsa Hart and Willem Bemelman, who are respectively a leading gastroenterologist and leading surgeon in the world of IBD. We have all heard them give tandem talks and look forward to finding out more about them in this tandem interview. Many thanks for agreeing to be interviewed, Ailsa and Willem. We’ll ask you similar questions and see if the answers are similar or different.

Nuha Yassin
Y-ECCO Interview Corner Coordinator

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 1, Committee News, Y-ECCO

27April2018

Y-ECCO Members’ Address

Nuha Yassin, Y-ECCO Chair

Nuha Yassin v3
Nuha Yassin © ECCO

Dear Y-ECCO Friends,

This is my first Members’ Address as the newly elected Y-ECCO Chair after being a Committee Member for the past 3 years. I have succeeded Isabelle Cleynen (Leuven), who was a fantastic chair and a great friend. I had the pleasure of previously working with Tim Raine and Pieter Hindryckx, who were also exemplary in their leadership of Y-ECCO, and I am delighted to be able to keep in touch with them. Y-ECCO truly creates solid bonds and I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to work with past Committee Members and Chairs as well as the current fantastic Committee.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 1, Committee News, Y-ECCO

27April2018

4th International Symposium on Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease - PIBD 2017

David Wilson, P-ECCO Member

David Wilson
David Wilson © ECCO

The first International Symposium on Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (PIBD) took place in Rome in 2006 and was hosted by Salvatore Cucchiara. It was followed by the second PIBD Symposium in 2009 in Paris, hosted by Frank Ruemmele. Both were private initiatives. After a pause while plans to alternate PIBD Symposia between venues in Europe and North America were considered, the paediatric IBD Porto group of ESPGHAN took over all organisation. This resulted in the 3rd Symposium in Rotterdam in 2014, hosted by Hankje Escher.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 1, Committee News, P-ECCO

27April2018

Paediatric news from the 13th Congress of ECCO 2018

Jaroslaw Kierkus, P-ECCO Member

Jaroslaw Kierkus
Jaroslaw Kierkus
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The 13th Congress of ECCO is behind us: So many thoughts, and important new targets for research into therapy, diagnosis and management. Everything in one place, in wonderful Vienna.

From the point of view of the paediatrician, the Congress offered insights into numerous new predictive tools. It is not surprising that research is heading in this direction, for ultimately “to know” is halfway towards “to treat”. Looking more closely at this topic: What can we predict and by what means can we predict it?

Posted in ECCO'18, ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 1, Committee News, Congress News, P-ECCO

27April2018

Introduction to the new S-ECCO Chair – Yves Panis

Oded Zmora, Former S-ECCO Chair

Oded Zmora
Oded Zmora © ECCO

The surgeons’ branch of ECCO, S-ECCO, has celebrated its seventh year. The most significant S-ECCO annual event is the S-ECCO IBD Masterclass, which is held in collaboration with the European Society of Coloproctology at the time of the ECCO Congress and this year attracted more than 169 surgeons, gastroenterologists and other professionals. In addition, S-ECCO is involved in numerous activities, including S-ECCO International IBD Workshops around the globe, active participation in practice guidelines for the treatment of IBD and research projects. These activities have already made S-ECCO one of the most significant surgical committees in Europe.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 1, Committee News, S-ECCO

27April2018

Report on the 7th S-ECCO IBD Masterclass at ECCO'18

Oded Zmora, Former S-ECCO Chair

Oded Zmora
Oded Zmora © ECCO

The 7th S-ECCO IBD Masterclass, the meeting of the surgeons’ branch of ECCO, was held this year on February 15, 2018 in Vienna, within the framework of the 13th Congress of ECCO. The S-ECCO IBD Masterclass is the annual scientific forum for professional discussions on surgical aspects of the treatment of patients with IBD, emphasising the multidisciplinary approach in these patients. Each year, this unique meeting devoted to IBD surgery is attracting an increasing number of surgeons from around the globe owing to the high-quality scientific content and the opportunity for interchange of knowledge and ideas between surgeons and other professionals responsible for the care of IBD patients. 180 surgeons, gastroenterologists and other professionals from 40 countries registered for the Masterclass this year, which focused on cutting-edge IBD surgery.

Posted in ECCO'18, ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 1, Committee News, Congress News, S-ECCO

27April2018

D-ECCO 2018 - The New Committee on the Block Has Demonstrated its Mettle

Arie Levine, D-ECCO Member

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Arie Levine © ECCO

This ECCO News Issue is the perfect opportunity for me to express awe and gratitude: Awe for the dedicated dietitians of D-ECCO, who have accomplished so much, and gratitude to the Governing Board of ECCO, which detected this emerging need in IBD and supported its development within ECCO, allowing me to be part of the process.

Posted in ECCO'18, ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 1, Committee News, Congress News, D-ECCO