ECCO'22

ECCO'22
25March2021

ECCO'21 Virtual - Final Scientific and Educational Programme & ECCO'22 - Preliminary Programme

The educational programme of the 16th Congress of ECCO is scheduled one week prior to the official start of the ECCO Congress and all educational courses take place from July 2-3, 2021. These activities target ECCO’s different interest groups including young gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists, IBD Nurses, dietitians, allied health professionals and scientists.

The scientific programme will be held from July 8-10, 2021 including Digital Oral Presentations.

An overview of these activities can be found below. In order to get more information please click on the respective course link. For ECCO'21 Virtual overlapping courses can be watched on-demand until end of October 2021. It is foreseen, that delegates who registered for educational courses and/or the scientific programme can claim their CME credits also for on-demand content. We encourage you to register at your earliest convenience.

In addition we are pleased to present already the preliminary programme of the 17th Congress of ECCO in Stockholm  February 23-26, 2022 below.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 16th Congress of ECCO Virtual!

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, ECCO'22, ECCO'21, Volume 16, Issue 1

25March2021

N-ECCO Opportunities at the 17th Congress of ECCO in 2022

Susanna Jäghult, N-ECCO Chair


Susanna Jäghult 

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Following the summary of the ECCO'21 Educational Programme N-ECCO have prepared for you, we are very excited and looking already ahead to the ECCO'22 Congress.

After a year during which most of the focus has been on COVID-19 and most of our meetings have been digital, we can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel and look forward to meeting face to face again. Unfortunately, we need to wait a bit longer and the ECCO Congress will this year be a virtual meeting. We have arranged a lot of very interesting sessions and I hope you all will sign up. But we have also been very active in planning for the ECCO Congress in 2022, which, I am very proud and happy to say, will be held in Stockholm, my home town. I hope to see you all there!

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, ECCO'22, N-ECCO, Volume 16, Issue 1

29April2021

IBD Nurse Education Programme and survey on the impact of COVID-19 on IBD Nurses

Petra Hartmann & Wladyslawa Czuber-Dochan, N-ECCO Members

Petra Hartmann

© ECCO


Wladyslawa
Czuber Dochan
© ECCO

In these challenging times for all healthcare professionals, IBD Nurses continue to be an important part of the multidisciplinary team in managing patients with IBD. Many nurses have multiple roles and responsibilities and provide a variety of services. The exact extent and depth of care and services provided vary from country to country, depending on the education levels, the local requirements of the patients and the gastroenterology team, and the professional regulations in the individual county.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, ECCO'22, Volume 16, Issue 2, N-ECCO

17September2021

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.

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 3

17September2021

National Study Group Interview with Henit Yanai

Uri Kopylov, ClinCom Member

Take your study to the next level with the IBD National Study Group Meeting at the ECCO Congress


Uri Kopylov 
© ECCO

One of the missions of the Clinical Research Committee of ECCO (ClinCom) is to facilitate innovative clinical research in the area of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).

To promote international scientific collaboration among researchers from different European countries, ClinCom established the IBD National Study Group Meeting, which takes place at the annual ECCO Congress. With this great platform, ClinCom enables investigators to have their studies challenged and promoted at the same time. Before the meeting, investigators are invited to provide a study synopsis for their project, including background, design, objectives, outcome parameters, major inclusion and exclusion criteria, statistics and co-variates. Submitted projects are then reviewed by ClinCom and, if found feasible, discussed during the IBD National Study Group Meeting at the ECCO Congress.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, ClinCom, ECCO'22, Volume 16, Issue 3

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

28April2022

17th Congress of ECCO 2022 Virtual: Overview of Scientific and Educational Programmes

Alessandro Armuzzi, Brigida Barberio & Spyros Siakavellas, ECCO News Editor & Associate Editors

Alessandro Armuzzi
© Alessandro Armuzzi
Brigida Barberio
© Brigida Barberio
Spyros Siakavellas
© Spyros Siakavellas

Dear IBD colleagues and Friends,

As COVID-19 restrictions persisted in most European countries and, indeed, beyond Europe, we were forced to admit at the last minute that our plans to meet in Vienna from February 16–19, 2022 for the 17th Congress of ECCO were not feasible, and that, as with the ECCO 2021 Congress, the meeting would have to be held virtually. Our aim has always been to host an in-person conference to allow the whole ECCO Community to meet and interact physically, to absorb the high-quality Congress content delivered through our wonderful keynote speakers, oral presentations, educational workshops and posters, and on that basis to improve research, developmental activities, collaborations and friendships in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Despite the challenges posed by the circumstances, we were very excited to have all our ECCO Family virtually onboard again, ready to play their part in “Navigating the Oceans of IBD”, which was the theme of the Congress.

Posted in ECCO 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

28April2022

ECCO Fellowships and Grants Report

Sebastian Zeissig, SciCom Chair


Sebastian Zeissig 
© ECCO

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

Report on the 10th SciCom Workshop at ECCO'22

Isabelle Cleynen, SciCom Member

Isabelle Cleynen 
© ECCO

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

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