Name of group: Cyprus Gastroenterology Society
Number of active members: 45
Number of meetings per year: 12
President: Andreas Evgeniou
Secretary: Adamos Saveriades
National Representatives: Ioannis Kaimakliotis, Theodora Demetriou and Anastasia Nicolaou
Joined ECCO in: 2007
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available):
31/100,000 (approximation, not based on Ministry of Health epidemiological report, which is pending)
What has changed since your society became an ECCO Country Member?
We have encouraged our fellow gastroenterologists to attend ECCO Meetings and to become aware of guidelines. We continue to encourage them to become ECCO Members.
What are the benefits to you of being an ECCO Country Member?
Meeting senior consultants from Europe and comparing our practice with that in other countries in order to improve IBD care in Cyprus.
Have you developed links with other countries through your ECCO Country Membership?
What are your main areas of research interest?
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
What are your most prestigious/interesting past and ongoing projects?
Nutrition in IBD
Which ECCO Projects/Activities is the group in?
We have been involved in the ECCO IBD Nurse Education lectures.
What are your aims for the future?
We would like to host an ECCO Workshop in Cyprus and participate in European studies.
How do you see ECCO helping you to fulfil these aims?
Via participation in ECCO UR-CARE.
What do you use ECCO for? Network? Congress? How do you use the things/services that ECCO has to offer?
For keeping up to date with guidelines and studies to improve everyday practice as well as to educate other members of our society at local meetings
|ECCO National Representatives from Cyprus ©
Ioannis Kaimakliotis, Theodora Demetriou, Andreas Evgeniou, Adamos Saverides