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28April2022

Report on the 11th S-ECCO IBD Masterclass

Christianne Buskens, S-ECCO Chair

Christianne Buskens
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In contrast to what we had hoped, the 11th S-ECCO Masterclass was again a virtual event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, as everyone has slowly got used to online conferences, it almost felt intimate to meet like this once more.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, Volume 17, Issue 1, ECCO'22, S-ECCO

28April2022

Report on the 7th D-ECCO Workshop at ECCO'22

Lihi Godny, D-ECCO Chair

Lihi Godny 
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As a part of the 17th ECCO Congress, the 7th D-ECCO (Dietitians of ECCO) Workshop was conducted virtually and included three sessions: (1) Science, moving from a causality in IBD; (2) Practicalities and pitfalls of dietary therapy in IBD; (3) MDT: More than just the MD? Case presentations and panel discussion.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, Volume 17, Issue 1, ECCO'22, D-ECCO

28April2022

Report on the 20th ECCO IBD Intensive Course for Trainees, Virtual 2022

Kostas Karmiris, EduCom Member

 


Kostas Karmiris
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The 20th ECCO IBD Intensive Course for Trainees was held virtually on February 16, 2022 as part of ECCO’s educational programme. This is ECCO’s oldest and most established course. This year, a total of 115 participants from 34 countries from Europe and elsewhere attended the course and were offered a comprehensive update on IBD. The course focused on pivotal insights into the medical management of IBD patients in an interactive manner.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, EduCom, Volume 17, Issue 1, ECCO'22

28April2022

Report on the 9th ECCO Ultrasound Workshop – Advanced in collaboration with ESGAR, virtual 2022

Christian Maaser, EduCom Member


Christian Maaser
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While the ECCO Basic Imaging Workshop in collaboration with ESGAR had to be postponed until next year’s ECCO Congress due to the need to change to a virtual format at rather short notice, the 9th ECCO Ultrasound Workshop – Advanced in collaboration with ESGAR did take place and proved a big success, bringing together 114 colleagues from 34 countries, including not just European countries but also, for example, the United States, Uruguay, Singapore, Japan, Korea, India and Australia.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, EduCom, Volume 17, Issue 1, ECCO'22

28April2022

Report on the 8th ClinCom Workshop at ECCO’22

Shaji Sebastian, ClinCom Chair


Shaji Sebastian 
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ClinCom Workshops are aimed at clinicians, surgeons and paediatricians and aim to provide an update on the latest clinical research trends in IBD. This year’s 8th ClinCom Workshop focused on two clinically relevant and practical topics.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, ClinCom, Volume 17, Issue 1, ECCO'22

28April2022

Report on the 6th Basic ECCO: EduCational COurse for Industry

Shaji Sebastian, ClinCom Chair

Shaji Sebastian
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The ECCO Congress offers an ideal opportunity to learn, share and interact. This was also the main purpose of the 6th Basic ECCO: EduCational COurse for Industry, held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. The course aimed to provide corporate and non-corporate members who have recently entered the field of IBD with an introduction to IBD, focussing on the clinical essentials and ‘need-to-knows’. Despite the obvious challenges relating to the format and the pandemic, 34 registrants attended the course.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, ClinCom, Volume 17, Issue 1, ECCO'22

28April2022

Report on the 10th SciCom Workshop at ECCO'22

Isabelle Cleynen, SciCom Member

Isabelle Cleynen 
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This year we celebrated the 10th edition of the SciCom Workshop. What better way to do this than by looking ahead at future therapeutic IBD targets?

To set the scene, Marc Ferrante took us through the limitations of current IBD therapies, including the therapeutic ceiling, lack of information on niche indications (e.g. anal fistula, pouchitis), drugs that become available despite many remaining questions, and safety and economic aspects. However, there is a bright future ahead, with many opportunities to explore, such as the need for novel drugs with better efficacy, thinking beyond anti-inflammatory drugs, head-to-head trials, using drugs more efficiently, considering other aetiological factors, precision medicine and more.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, SciCom, Congress News, Volume 17, Issue 1, ECCO'22

28April2022

ECCO Fellowships and Grants Report

Sebastian Zeissig, SciCom Chair


Sebastian Zeissig 
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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 supports numerous funding schemes with different scopes including ECCO Fellowships, Grants, and Travel Awards.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, SciCom, Congress News, Volume 17, Issue 1, ECCO'22

28April2022

The 17th Congress of ECCO in numbers

5,892 delegates attended the 17th Congress of ECCO Virtual

The 17th Congress of ECCO Virtual – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2022, held on February 16-19, 2022, attracted a total number of 5,892 delegates from 103 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. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak in the beginning of 2020, we are happy that this high number of delegates had the chance to participate in the ECCO’22 Virtual Congress.


ECCO Congress participation 2006-2022 © ECCO

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, Volume 17, Issue 1, ECCO'22

16December2021

ECCO'22 - Preliminary Scientific and Educational Programme

The Educational Programme of the 17th Congress of ECCO starts prior to the official start of the ECCO Congress and courses take place from February 16-18, 2022. These activities target ECCO’s different interest groups including young gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists, IBD Nurses, dietitians, allied health professionals and scientists.

An overview of these activities can be found below. Please note that courses/workshops may run concurrently. As these educational activities have a limited capacity, we encourage you to register at your earliest convenience.

The Scientific Programme of the 17th Congress of ECCO provides attendees the unique opportunity to learn from the world’s leading specialists in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Held from Thursday to Saturday, February 17-19, 2022, the Scientific Programme is structured around basic science, translational medicine and clinical sessions. Additionally, it includes oral presentations of the 40 best abstracts of the Congress. The focus of all sessions is clinical practice founded on science with practical take home messages and, as every year, the congress registration fee includes access to all scientific sessions.

The Scientific Programme will be live transmitted at the time mentioned in the programme (CET). On-demand videos will be available to registered delegates until May 31, 2022.

ECCO’22 Theme: Navigating the oceans of IBD

We look forward to welcoming you at the 17th Congress of ECCO in Vienna!

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, ECCO'22, Volume 16, Issue 4

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