ECCO Country Member Profiles
11December2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Slovenia

David Drobne and Gregor Novak, ECCO National Representatives, Slovenia

slovenia

  Slovenia

Name of group: There is no separate group for IBD. The disease is covered under the national organisation named the Slovenian Association for Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Number of active members: 75
Number of meetings per year:
President: Stojan Potrč
National Representatives: David Drobne and Gregor Novak
Joined ECCO in: 2008
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): UC 6.8/100,000, CD 5.7/100,000, total incidence including UBDU 13.7/100,000 

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 4, ECCO Country Member Profiles

11December2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Malta

Pierre Ellul, ECCO National Representative

Malta   Malta

Name of group: GI group within the Medical Association of Malta
Number of active members: 15
Number of meetings per year: Not applicable 
President: Stephen Fava 
National Representative: Pierre Ellul
Joined ECCO in:  2016

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 4, ECCO Country Member Profiles

04October2018

Interview with N-ECCO National Representative

17 Cyprus Anastasia N. Nicolaou
Anastasia N. Nicolaou
© Anastasia N. Nicolaou

Cyprus   Cyprus

N-ECCO National Representative: Anastasia N. Nicolaou
Job Title:
GI - IBD Nurse


What influenced your decision to apply for the role of N-ECCO National Representative for your country?
I work in a centre which sees a large number of IBD patients and therefore I felt the need to have a more active role. I have also applied for a PhD in a local university which has a research programme on IBD. 

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 3, ECCO Country Member Profiles, N-ECCO

04October2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Sweden

Ann-Sofie Backman, Michael Eberhardson, ECCO National Representatives, Sweden

Sweden   Sweden

Name of group: Swedish Organisation for the Study of IBD
Number of active members: 45
Number of meetings per year: Two main meetings plus numerous project meetings
President and Secretary: 
        Pär Myrelid, President
        Franscesca Bresso, Secretary
National Representatives: 
        Ann-Sofie Backman
        Michael Eberhardson

Joined ECCO in:  2004
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 
0.64% prevalence

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 3, ECCO Country Member Profiles

04October2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Serbia

Srdjan Djuranovic, Mirjana Cvetkovic, ECCO National Representatives, Serbia

Serbia   Serbia

Name of group: Serbian IBD Association - SIBDA
Number of active members: 230
Number of meetings per year: 
        Steering Committee meetings: 6 per year, 1 General Assembly per year
        Educational meetings: 2 meetings/workshops annually
        Patient relations meetings: 1 per year and on demand
President and Secretary: 
        Aleksandra Sokic Milutinovic, President
        Zoran Milenkovic, Secretary

National Representatives: Srdjan Djuranovic and Mirjana Cvetkovic
Joined ECCO in:  As an association from 2012; we have had National Representatives since the beginning of ECCO.
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 
Not available in this moment.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 3, ECCO Country Member Profiles

04October2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Austria

Christoph Högenauer, Alexander Moschen, ECCO National Representatives, Austria

Austria   Austria

Name of group: Working Party on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Working Party IBD, Arbeitsgruppe CED) of the Austrian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ÖGGH)
Number of active members: 
        ECCO: 83
        ÖGGH: 1271
Number of meetings per year: Three annual regular meetings; several regional meetings.
President and Secretary: 
        Leader of the Working Party IBD: Christoph Högenauer
        President of ÖGGH: Herbert Tilg
        Secretary of ÖGGH: Harald Hofer

National Representatives: 
        First Austrian National Representative: Christoph Högenauer
        Second Austrian National Representative: Alexander Moschen

Joined ECCO in:  2001
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 
Annual incidence of IBD: Crohn’s Disease: 6.7/100,000; Ulcerative Colitis: 4.8/100,000 (Petritsch W et al. J Crohns Colitis 2013;7:58–69)

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 3, ECCO Country Member Profiles

08June2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Portugal

Ana Isabel Vieira and Isadora Rosa, ECCO National Representatives, Portugal

Portugal   Portugal

Name of group: Grupo de Estudos de Doença Inflamatória Intestinal (Study Group of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases) - GEDII
Number of active members:300
Number of meetings per year: 2
President: Luís Correia
Secretary: Paula Ministro
National Representatives: Ana Isabel Vieira and Isadora Rosa
Joined ECCO in:  2004
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 
14/100,000 habitants

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 2, ECCO Country Member Profiles

08June2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Moldova

Svetlana Turcan, Eugen Tcaciuc, ECCO National Representatives, Moldova

Moldova   Moldova

Name of group: IBD Group of the Moldovan Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 
Number of active members: Five active members in IBD Group, 109 members of the Moldovan Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Number of meetings per year: 3-4
National Representatives: Svetlana Turcan and Eugen Tcaciuc
Joined ECCO in:  2015
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 
2009–2017: 4.8 per 100,000 inhabitants

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 2, ECCO Country Member Profiles

08June2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Israel

Matti Waterman and Henit Yanai, ECCO National Representatives, Israel

Israel   Israel

Name of group: IBD Society
Number of active members: 40
Number of meetings per year: 2
President: Yehuda Chowers
Secretary: Eran Israeli
National Representatives: Matti Waterman and Henit Yanai
Joined ECCO in:  2006
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 27/100,000

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 2, ECCO Country Member Profiles

08June2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Cyprus

Ioannis Kaimakliotis, Theodora Demetriou, Anastasia Nicolaou, ECCO National Representatives, Cyprus

Cyprus   Cyprus

Name of group: Cyprus Gastroenterology Society
Number of active members: 45
Number of meetings per year: 12
President: Andreas Evgeniou
Secretary: Adamos Saveriades
National Representatives: Ioannis Kaimakliotis, Theodora Demetriou and Anastasia Nicolaou
Joined ECCO in:  2007
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 
31/100,000 (approximation, not based on Ministry of Health epidemiological report, which is pending)

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 2, ECCO Country Member Profiles