ECCO'20

ECCO'20
12March2020

ECCO Fellowships and Grants Report

Sebastian Zeissig, SciCom Chair


Sebastian Zeissig 
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One of the main goals of ECCO is to promote IBD-related basic and clinical research as well as to foster interaction and productive collaboration among European research groups working in the IBD field. To achieve this goal, ECCO supports numerous funding schemes with different scopes including ECCO Fellowships, Grants, and Travel Awards.

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

12March2020

Report on the 5th Basic ECCO: EduCational COurse for Industry

Krisztina Gecse, ClinCom Chair & Peter Bossuyt, ClinCom Member

Krisztina Gecse
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Peter Bossuyt
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The ECCO Congress offers an ideal opportunity to learn, share and interact. This was also the main purpose of the 5th Basic ECCO: EduCational COurse for Industry, held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.  The course aimed to provide corporate and non-corporate members who have recently entered the field of IBD with an introduction to IBD, focussing on the clinical essentials and ‘need-to-knows’. 104 participants from 23 countries attended the course.

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

12March2020

Report on the 7th ClinCom Workshop at ECCO’20

Uri Kopylov, ClinCom Member


Uri Kopylov 
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This year’s 7th ClinCom Workshop focussed on two main topics. The first session was devoted to sequencing and combination of different IBD treatments for IBD. The speakers addressed the possible biological implications of drug sequencing and the mechanistic changes in the inflammatory pathways.

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

12March2020

Report on the 5th IBD National Study Group Meeting

Shaji Sebastian, ClinCom Member


Shaji Sebastian
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The mission of ClinCom is to promote investigator-initiated studies among ECCO Members. The Committee welcomes submissions from investigators and national study groups and evaluates and critically appraises the quality, feasibility and practicality of each study proposal. The 5th IBD National Study Group Meeting, held on February 12 during the ECCO 2020 Congress, featured presentations from five investigators on proposals for high-quality collaborative studies which will be suitable for running across national study groups.

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

12March2020

5th EpiCom Workshop: Patient-reported outcomes: The value of measuring PROs and how to implement them in daily practice and research

Sophie Restellini and Julien Kirchgesner, EpiCom Members

Sophie Restellini
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Julien Kirchgesner
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The Epidemiological Committee (EpiCom) organised the 5th EpiCom Workshop at the ECCO’20 Congress in Vienna. The delegates were welcomed by Marieke Pierik, who introduced the concept of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) with the aid of a clinical case. The discussion continued by examining discrepancies between what a treating physician defines and sees as a response to therapy and the perceptions of the treated patient. Physician and patient may hold different views on the effectiveness of a treatment, particularly if the physician bases the evaluation of treatment success solely on improvements in clinical, biochemical and endoscopic measurements, without considering the patient’s quality of life and wellbeing. Integration of PROs into the evaluation can play a pivotal role in overcoming this issue.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, ECCO'20, EpiCom, Volume 15, Issue 1

12March2020

Report on the 2nd ECCO-ESGAR Basic Imaging Workshop: Ultrasound and MRI portion and on the 7th ECCO-ESGAR Ultrasound Workshop Advanced

Christian Maaser, EduCom Member


Christian Maaser 
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At ECCO 2020 two ultrasound workshops were held. The 2nd ECCO-ESGAR Basic Imaging Workshop was devoted to the basics of intestinal ultrasound (IUS) and MRI. In this workshop, gastroenterologists from ECCO who are experts in intestinal ultrasonography and radiologists from the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) who are experts in IBD jointly provided delegates with a full immersion in imaging in IBD. 

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

12March2020

Report on the 2nd ECCO-ESGAR Basic Imaging Workshop: Endoscopy

Marietta Iacucci, EduCom Member

 


Marietta Iacucci
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In 2020 the ECCO Endoscopy Workshop reached its 6th edition, and it has now become a mainstay of the educational activities of ECCO. Since 2019 the Endoscopy Workshop is a part of the ECCO-ESGAR Basic Imaging Workshop. The workshop was organised by the ECCO Education Committee (EduCom), and was devoted to and structured for physicians or colorectal surgeons who are specialists in IBD with at least some experience in endoscopy.

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

12March2020

Report on the 18th ECCO IBD Intensive Advanced Course, Vienna 2020

Henit Yanai, EduCom Chair

 


Henit Yanai

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The 18th IBD Intensive Advanced 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 almost since the inception of ECCO, took place once again, attracting a full attendance from Europe and elsewhere. Overall, 94 doctors attended the course from 37 countries and were treated to a comprehensive update on IBD.

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

12March2020

Report on the GRADE UC Kick-off Meeting

Glen Doherty, past GuiCom Chair

 

 Glen Doherty
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The revised pipeline for updating of ECCO Guidelines was recently established. This pipeline envisages updates to the two main guidelines on treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis in adults every 3 years. Other ECCO Guidelines will be updated approximately every 5 years. Having just completed publication of the first ECCO Guideline on treatment of Crohn’s Disease in adults employing GRADE methodology, work is now underway on a similar update to the main ECCO UC Guideline. Similar to the 2019 Crohn’s Disease Guideline, the updated UC Guideline will employ GRADE methodology to address most of the key questions, covering both medical and surgical treatments.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, ECCO'20, GuiCom, Volume 15, Issue 1

12March2020

Report on the 11th N-ECCO School at ECCO'20

Miriam Ganon, N-ECCO Member

Miriam Ganon
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The 11th N-ECCO School in Vienna was attended by 74 participants from 25 countries, including dietitians and IBD Nurses. The 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, Committee News, ECCO'20, N-ECCO, Volume 15, Issue 1

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