N-ECCO Chair, Wladyslawa Czuber-Dochan, opened the 17th N-ECCO Network Meeting by welcoming 257 nurses from around the world. This was the first face-to-face Congress following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The programme opened with a session on “Education and preparation for the clinical role of the IBD Nurse”. Wladyslawa Czuber-Dochan, from London, UK, delivered a very informative presentation on IBD Nurse preparation, qualifications and scope of practice and new developments in terms of the Framework for Professional Practice for nurses working in IBD. Susanna Jäghult, from Stockholm, Sweden, then provided an update on the IBD Nurse Curriculum, an initiative undertaken by the N-ECCO Committee Members. The IBD Nurse Curriculum has now been completed and is available via the e-CCO learning platform. The third presentation covered innovative ways of working as an IBD Nurse and was delivered as a tandem talk by Revital Barkan, from Bat Hefer, Israel, and Kay Greveson, from London, UK. The fourth presentation in this session provided an update on the E-QUALITY project, delivered as a tandem talk by Gionata Fiorino, from Milan, Italy, and Susanna Jäghult.