Congress News
30September2020

National Study Group Interview with Uri Kopylov

Shaji Sebastian, ClinCom Member

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


Shaji Sebastian 
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One of the missions of the Clinical Research Committee of ECCO (ClinCom) is to facilitate innovative clinical research in the area of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).

To promote international scientific collaboration among researchers from different European countries, ClinCom established the IBD National Study Group Meeting, which takes place at the annual ECCO Congress. With this great platform, ClinCom enables investigators to have their studies challenged and promoted at the same time. Before the meeting, investigators are invited to provide a study synopsis for their project, including background, design, objectives, outcome parameters, major inclusion and exclusion criteria, statistics and co-variates. Submitted projects are then reviewed by ClinCom and, if found feasible, discussed during the IBD National Study Group Meeting at the ECCO Congress.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, ClinCom, ECCO'21, Volume 15, Issue 3

30September2020

Call for Participants: The 19th IBD Intensive Course for Trainees

The 19th ECCO Intensive Course for Trainees (previously named IBD Intensive Advanced Course) designed for residents, fellows in gastroenterology and junior faculty will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 7, 2021, immediately prior to our next Congress. We are pleased to inform you that the preliminary programme for this course is already available.

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, EduCom, ECCO'21, Volume 15, Issue 3

30September2020

Call for Participants: The 12th N-ECCO School

At the 16th Congress of ECCO in Copenhagen, the Nurses of ECCO (N-ECCO) will host the educational activity for IBD Nurses, N-ECCO School, for the 12th time. ECCO intends to give nurses, who might be still in training and have an interest in IBD, the possibility to attend an IBD-focused course. The ultimate aim of this programme is to improve nurse education throughout Europe.

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, ECCO'21, Volume 15, Issue 3, N-ECCO

30September2020

16th Congress of ECCO - Preliminary Educational Programme

The educational programme of the 16th Congress of ECCO starts prior to the official start of the ECCO Congress and courses take place from July 7-9, 2021. 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 Copenhagen!

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, ECCO'21, Volume 15, Issue 3

30September2020

16th Congress of ECCO - Preliminary Scientific Programme

The Scientific Programme of the 16th 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, July 8-10, 2021, 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, Congress News, ECCO'21, Volume 15, Issue 3

30June2020

Microbiome and diet: advances in the pathogenesis and treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Johan Van Limbergen, P-ECCO Member

Johan van Limbergen
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Dietary advice in the management of IBD has evolved in recent years from having gastrointestinal symptom reduction as a goal to a more pathogenesis-focussed approach [1–4]. At present, dietary recommendations in adult Crohn’s Disease (CD) are limited to increasing dietary fibre by means of fruit and vegetables and decreasing processed foods [1]. The nutrition debate has long divided adult and paediatric CD care, from international guidelines all the way through to service provision arrangements, with growth failure being a common feature in paediatric CD and dietetic support being a mainstay of care in many children’s hospitals [5–7].  

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, Volume 15, Issue 2, P-ECCO

30June2020

Report on the 8th SciCom Workshop at ECCO'20

Sebastian Zeissig, SciCom Chair

Michael Scharl
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Marc Ferrante
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Sebastian Zeissig
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Similarities and differences in the pathogenesis of immune-mediated inflammatory disorders 

This year’s SciCom Workshop focussed on common and distinct pathways in immune-mediated disorders and the application of this knowledge for early disease recognition and interception as well as for the treatment of established disease.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, SciCom, Congress News, ECCO'20, Volume 15, Issue 2

30June2020

Call for abstracts for the 16th Congress of ECCO

To submit an abstract for the 16th Congress of ECCO, use our ECCO Portal.

Please also view important information on the submission process and the guidelines for abstract submission.

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, ECCO'21, Volume 15, Issue 2

12March2020

Report on the 6th Y-ECCO Basic Science Workshop

Bram Verstockt, Y-ECCO Member

Bram Verstockt
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Dear Y-ECCO Friends,

Bringing basic science from the bench to the bed, and back, can be challenging for both scientists and clinicians.  In order to encourage young scientists and clinicians to collaborate and to approach similar scientific questions from a different – but joint – perspective, the Y-ECCO Basic Science Workshop was founded years ago. Every year, the Y-ECCO Committee invites outstanding senior experts to give a state of the art overview on hot topics in the field. Furthermore, these top-notch speakers not only moderate the discussions following abstract presentations but also inspire and stimulate full-time researchers and young clinicians to do basic science at the start of their careers.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, ECCO'20, Volume 15, Issue 1, Y-ECCO

12March2020

Report on the 5th H-ECCO IBD Masterclass at ECCO'20

Roger Feakins, Past H-ECCO Chair


Roger Feakins
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The Histopathology Committee of ECCO (H-ECCO) is now more than 5 years old, having started as a new working group. It is an enthusiastic group that supports various activities and interacts well with other ECCO Committees. The most identifiable and consistent activity is the H-ECCO IBD Masterclass, a successful event attracting more than 70 delegates annually from Europe and further afield.

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, ECCO'20, Volume 15, Issue 1, H-ECCO

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