Y-ECCO Members’ Address

Mark Samaan, Y-ECCO Chair

Mark Samaan

Dear Y-ECCO Friends,

I hope you are all well and that those of you who made the trip back to Copenhagen for UEGW had an interesting and enjoyable conference. We are now very much into the foothills of ECCO’24, which will take place in Stockholm in February, and I hope many of you have submitted your work for presentation there. I also hope that you will consider attending our 10th Y-ECCO Science Workshop, to be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 21, immediately prior to the main Congress itself. As always, we will have a mixture of established clinician-scientists presenting keynote lectures and up-and-coming Y-ECCO Members presenting their own original work. We’re looking forward to an inquisitive and collaborative atmosphere and it would be fantastic to see you all there!

Of potential interest to Y-ECCO Members, there are plans afoot for a new ECCO Podcast series, so be sure to keep your eyes (and ears!) peeled for that. In the meantime, you can access bite-sized audio recordings of interesting and clinically helpful IBD topics both in the Y-ECCO Literature Review Podcast series and in the IBD Communication Toolbox. I highly recommend you take a listen.

The Y-ECCO Committee had a busy September, including ECCO autumn meetings in Vienna at which we selected two highly accomplished new members, both of whom will take up their seats as of ECCO’24. This means that my own time on the Y-ECCO Committee has sadly come to an end and I will pass over the role of Committee Chair to Bram Verstockt – Congrats Bram! I’ll definitely miss being a Y-ECCO but all things must pass and it’s great to know that the Committee is in such capable hands.

Best wishes,

Mark Samaan

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 18, Issue 4, Y-ECCO