ECCO News

ECCO News keeps ECCO Members up-to-date on what is going on within the organisation and reports on IBD activities taking place within Europe. Since Spring 2006, ECCO News has maintained the flow of information between Members of the organisation. 

ECCO News is an important part of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation’s ambition to create a European standard of IBD care and to promote knowledge and research in the field of IBD. ECCO Members automatically receive this publication four times a year. 

Editor & Associate Editors

Alessandro Armuzzi
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Nuha Yassin
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Ignacio Catalán-Serra
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Brigida Barberio
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Spyros Siakavellas
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Latest ECCO News Content


30April2019

Report on the 7th SciCom Workshop at ECCO'19

Sebastian Zeissig, SciCom Member

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Mechanisms and therapeutic modulation of mucosal healing in IBD 

We saw one of the best-ever attended SciCom Workshops this year, with exciting talks and highly interactive discussions around the topic of mucosal healing in IBD. In two sessions, the mechanisms of intestinal regeneration and its disruption in IBD and novel approaches to the clinical assessment and therapeutic modulation of mucosal healing were discussed.

 

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, SciCom, Congress News, ECCO'19, Volume 14, Issue 1

30April2019

ECCO Fellowships and Grants Report

Janneke van der Woude, SciCom Chair

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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 continues to award Grants, Fellowships and Travel Awards, and the number of awardees has now increased to an amazing total of more than 25.  

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, SciCom, Volume 14, Issue 1

30April2019

Abstract Awards at the 14th Congress of ECCO

Another record number of abstracts has been submitted for the 14th Congress of ECCO. Out of 1,222 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 90 were selected as Digital Oral Presentations. ECCO Committee Members reviewed each of these presentations to select the winners of the Top 10 DOPs, IIS Abstract Awards, and the Y-ECCO Abstract Awards.

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, ECCO'19, Volume 14, Issue 1

30April2019

The 14th Congress of ECCO in numbers

8,034 delegates attended the 14th Congress of ECCO in Copenhagen

The 14th Congress of ECCO – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2019, held on March 6-9, 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark, attracted a total number of 8,034 delegates from 98 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:

2019 Congress Participation
ECCO Congress participation 2006-2019 © ECCO

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, ECCO'19, Volume 14, Issue 1

30April2019

ECCO News Editors’ Summary of the ECCO’19 Scientific Programme

Willem Bemelman, ECCO News Editor; Nuha Yassin & Ignacio Catalán-Serra, ECCO News Associate Editors

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ECCO’19 Copenhagen welcomed the record number of participants – 8034 – by offering the three-day Scientific Programme “Research drives clinical care”, 16 educational courses, and a poster exhibition of 860 hard copy posters, as well as a platform for 45 exhibitors and for innumerable business meetings.

One of these meetings also brought the new ECCO News Editors team together in order to plan for the publication year 2019.

 

 

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, ECCO'19, Volume 14, Issue 1

30April2019

Introduction of the new ECCO Associate Editors

Nuha Yassin & Ignacio Catalán-Serra, ECCO News Associate Editors

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Nuha Yassin 
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Ignacio Catalán Serra 2019
Ignacio Catalán-Serra
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Nuha and Ignacio have been recently appointed as the new ECCO News Associate Editors and will be working with the ECCO Office as well as the General Secretary (Willem Bemelman) to bring you new format and content to ECCO News. This will start with this first issue of the year providing you with a summary of the oral presentations given at the recent ECCO 2019 Congress in Copenhagen. 

Nuha and Ignacio would welcome your ideas on what you would like to read on ECCO News and would appreciate it if you could either contact them directly or email the ECCO Office with your suggestions.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 1

30April2019

Letter from the ECCO President

Silvio Danese, ECCO President

Silvio Danese
Silvio Danese
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Dear ECCO Family,

 

I want to personally thank everyone who attended the ECCO Congress in Copenhagen.  ECCO 2019 can proudly be defined as the biggest IBD meeting in the world. I am very happy about the increasing number of participants, which this year totalled 8034 from 98 countries. ECCO 2019 once again offered top science, with 144 abstracts presented and 1012 abstracts accepted. And obviously, a special thank you is due to all the invited speakers for their outstanding presentations and to the ECCO Committee Members for ensuring the success of the meeting.

 

Posted in ECCO News, Letters from the ECCO President, Volume 14, Issue 1

12March2019

In Memoriam - Dr. Wolfgang Eigner

✝ 10 March 2019

Wolfi Eigner Foto  Wolfgang Eigner

Dear Friends and Colleagues!

It is with regret and great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear colleague and friend Dr. Wolfgang Eigner in his early thirties.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 1

18February2019

In Memoriam - Professor Igor Khalif

✝ 18 February 2019

khalif  Igor Khalif

Dear Friends and Colleagues!

February 18, 2019, Russian IBD Study society and the entire medical community of Russia suffered an irreparable loss. Professor Igor Khalif, Head of the Department of inflammatory and functional bowel diseases of Russian State Center of Coloproctology died after a serious illness. It is a great grief and a huge pain not only for his family and friends, but for all his colleagues and like-minded people, not only in Russia, but abroad. 

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 4

23January2019

In Memoriam - Professor Satish Keshav

16 August 1962 - 23 January 2019

Satish  Satish Keshav

It is with overwhelming sadness that the death of Satish Keshav, Oxford IBD specialist, scientist, teacher, mentor to many, friend and colleague, is reported. 

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 14, Issue 1

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