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12December2017

ECCO’18 – Come to Vienna for IBD!

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The 13th Congress of ECCO in Vienna is coming closer and so is the late registration deadline. Benefit from the late registration fee by registering up until January 31, 2018 (after this date the onsite registration fees will apply).

 

Posted in ECCO'18, ECCO News, Volume 12, Issue 4, Congress News

12December2017

The ClinCom Workshop at ECCO'18

Marc Ferrante, ClinCom Chair

Marc FerranteMarc Ferrante  ©  ECCO

Following the success of the previous workshops, the Clinical Research Committee (ClinCom) of ECCO will run a sixth workshop in 2018.

During past years, endpoints in clinical trials for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) have evolved substantially. Initially we mainly aimed for clinical remission, but it has become obvious that this is certainly insufficient to alter the natural history of the disease.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'18, Committee News, Volume 12, Issue 4, ClinCom

27April2018

The 13th Congress of ECCO in numbers

6,676 delegates attended the 13th Congress of ECCO in Vienna

The 13th Congress of ECCO – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2018, which was held on February 14-17, 2018 in Vienna, Austria, attracted a total number of 6,676 delegates from 86 different countries. Since the inaugural ECCO Congress in 2006 in Amsterdam, at which there were 350 delegates, participant numbers have steadily increased, as shown in the graph below:

Congress Participation
ECCO Congress participation 2006-2018 © ECCO

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

27April2018

Abstract Awards at the 13th Congress of ECCO

Another record number of abstracts has been submitted for the 13th Congress of ECCO. Out of 1,366 submitted scientific abstracts, 1,012 abstracts have been accepted.

Of these abstracts, 38 have been selected as Oral Presentations during the Scientific Programme and another 80 were selected as Digital Oral Presentations. Each of these presentations was reviewed by ECCO Committee Members in order to select the winners of the Top 10 DOPs, IIS Abstract Awards, and the Y-ECCO Abstract Awards.

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

27April2018

Report on the 6th SciCom Workshop at ECCO'18

Shomron Ben-Horin and Michael Scharl, SciCom Members

Shomron Ben Horin
Shomron Ben-Horin
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Michael Scharl3
Michael Scharl
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Fat in IBD – Much more than an innocent bystander 

Within the framework of the 6th SciCom Workshop, the role of fat and lipids in IBD pathogenesis was highlighted. Six highly interesting talks shed light on the fact that fat is much more than an innocent bystander in IBD.

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

27April2018

Report on the 6th ClinCom Workshop at ECCO’18

John Mansfield, ClinCom Member

John Mansfield
John Mansfield
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The 6th ClinCom Workshop focussed on two current themes in IBD research: Evolving endpoints in clinical trials and comparative effectiveness research (CER).

Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet (Nancy, France) described the drivers that have led to the move from Crohn’s Disease Activity Index (CDAI) and Mayo scores to patient-reported outcomes (PROs) that just record clinical symptoms. The ultimate therapeutic goal is not only to reduce symptoms but also to return the patient to a normal life without disability. For Ulcerative Colitis (UC) the PRO uses rectal bleeding and stool frequency scores from the Mayo score, while for Crohn’s Disease (CD) abdominal pain and stool frequency scores are used. Many clinical trials also aim to show resolution of mucosal inflammation so endoscopic scores are frequently being used as co-primary endpoints with symptom scores. Some problems with PROs remain to be settled, especially the cut-off values for active disease, response and remission, and also the variability of patients’ assessment of loose stools and rectal bleeding.

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

27April2018

Report on the 4th EpiCom Workshop at ECCO'18

Naila Arebi, EpiCom Member

Naila Arebi
Naila Arebi © ECCO

An introduction to pharmaco-epidemiology: How to interpret real world data for clinical practice 

 

The Epidemiological Committee (EpiCom) organised their 4th workshop at the ECCO’18 Congress in Vienna.  Delegates were welcomed by Ebbe Langholz, who introduced the sessions with a short video on the UR-CARE database to illustrate the importance of databases and their potential across Europe. 

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

27April2018

Report on the 16th IBD Intensive Advanced Course at ECCO'18

Pascal Juillerat, EduCom Member

Pascal Juillerat
Pascal Juillerat
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The 16th Intensive Advanced IBD Course took place before the ECCO meeting as the highlight of the educational program which runs in conjunction with the conference.

This well-known course, which has been an a staple of the ECCO Congress almost since the beginning of ECCO, took place once again with a full attendance from Europe and abroad. Overall, 82 doctors attended the course from 37 countries and were treated to a comprehensive update on IBD.

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

27April2018

Report on the 5th ECCO-ESGAR Ultrasound-MRI Workshop at ECCO'18

Giovanni Maconi, EduCom Member

Giovanni Maconi
Giovanni Maconi
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Participating speakers and tutors: Anil Kumar Asthana (Australia), Arun Gupta (United Kingdom), Christian Maaser (Germany), Emma Calabrese (Italy), Francesca Maccioni (Italy) Jordi Rimola (Spain), Jaap Stoker (The Netherlands), Kerry Novak (Canada), Michael Torkzad (United Kingdom), Pietro Paolantonio (Italy), Rune Wilkens (Denmark), Torsten Kucharzik (Germany), Stephan Vavricka (Switzerland), Andrea Laghi (Italy) and Giovanni Maconi (Italy)

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

27April2018

Report on the 9th N-ECCO School at ECCO'18

Usha Chauhan, Former N-ECCO Member

Chauhan Usha rounded
Usha Chauhan
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The 9th N-ECCO School in Vienna was well attended, attracting 62 participants, including 11 dietitians, from 24 countries. This year the learning objectives were published online, next to the programme. The School covered a range of IBD topics for both nurses and dietitians who work with IBD patients. The aim of the School is to enhance basic knowledge in a clear and precise manner in order to enable nurses and dietitians new to IBD, or those with an interest in the subject, to provide better support to IBD patients throughout Europe and beyond. In addition, the N-ECCO School has come to serve as a great networking opportunity for both nurses and dietitians, enabling them to share experiences and plans for furthering their careers and demonstrating the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to IBD care.

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