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Crohn's disease: Perianal disease e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2020
Authors: Federica Furfaro, Kostas Katsanos, Pascal Juillerat, Pierre Ellul

This course has been developed by physicians who had recently participated in the writing of the ECCO Crohn's disease consensus Guidelines. This course is intended for those who are interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to Perianal disease in order to improve patient outcomes.

After this case you will:

  • To appreciate the Crohn’s disease natural history
  • To appreciate the rationale behind specific treatment decisions
  • To understand the right investigations to prescribe to Crohn’s disease patient in specific settings
  • To learn appropriate clinical management of Crohn’s disease patients with perianal involvement

Luminal Crohn's disease e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2020
Authors: João Sabino, Bram Verstockt, Kostas Katsanos, Pascal Juillerat, Pierre Ellul

This course has been developed by physicians who had recently participated in the writing of the ECCO Crohn's disease consensus Guidelines. This course is intended for those who are interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to Luminal disease in order to improve patient outcomes.

Upon completion of this case you will:

  • Know the evidence for induction of remission in mild-to-moderate Crohn’s disease;
  • Know the evidence for maintaining remission in  Crohn’s disease;
  • Know the evidence on how to react upon disease flares, immediately after induction therapy or during maintenance therapy; 
  • Understand the benefits and risks of several medical therapies;
  • Achieve familiarity how to use immunomodulatory agents in mono- or combination therapy;
  • Achieve familiarity how to monitor Crohn’s disease patients who initiated medical therapy or who underwent surgery;
  • Recognise indications for surgical management.

Paediatric CD Treatment e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2020
Authors: Marco Gasparetto, Salvatore Oliva, Patrick van Rheenen

This course has been developed by physicians who had recently participated in the writing of the ECCO Crohn's disease consensus Guidelines. This course is intended for those who are interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to Perianal disease in order to improve patient outcomes.

Upon completion of this case you will:

  • Recognise clinical red flags of paediatric Crohn's and achieve a timely diagnosis
  • Familiarise with the work-up required at IBD diagnosis, including ruling out differential diagnoses
  • Know the current evidence for induction of remission in paediatric Crohn's.
  • Know the current evidence for maintaining remission in paediatric Crohn's.
  • Know how to manage a Crohn's flare in a paediatric patient.
  • Familiarise with how to use immunomodulatory agents in mono or combination therapy and understand the rational behind therapeutic drug monitoring in paediatric Crohn's.
  • Recognise indications for surgical management of paediatric Crohn's and familiarise with the recommended post-operative monitoring.

Endoscopic Scoring in IBD e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2019
Authors: Rosanna Cannatelli, Paolo Gionchetti, Uri Kopylov, Jimmi Limdi, and Marietta Iacucci

This course has been developed for physicians and endoscopists interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to endoscopy in IBD in order to improve patient outcomes.

After this case you will be able to assess:

  • Endoscopic scoring systems in Ulcerative Colitis (UC) 
  • Endoscopic scoring systems to assess Pouchitis 
  • Endoscopic scoring systems in Crohn’s Disease (CD) 
  • Small bowel Crohn’s Disease and capsule endoscopy (CE) 
  • Surveillance colonoscopy in IBD

Interventional Endoscopy in IBD e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2019
Authors: Marietta Iacucci, Rosanna Cannatelli, Takayuki Matsumoto, Toshio Uraoka, Paulo Kotze, Bo Shen

This course has been developed for physicians and endoscopists interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to endoscopy in IBD in order to improve patient outcomes.

The main learning objective will be to train participants in the evaluation of endoscopic images  of colonic lesions using multiple endoscopic techniques and modalities including the new advanced optical diagnosis technologies: dye chromoendoscopy, dyeless chromoendoscopy, magnification, when and why to do EMR  and ESD. Further this course will detail EMR and ESD techniques and the challenges of ESD and the management of strictures , fistulae and complications in IBD.

The major aim of the endoscopy course is to increase competence, knowledge, and confidence of the participants with regard to interventional therapy and endotherapy  in IBD and to improve patient management and outcomes.

Participants will be trained in the evaluation and interpretation of endoscopic images and videos and in understanding how to assess the situation, how to perform, what to look for, and when and how to treat.
Complementary Medicine and Psychotherapy e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2018
Authors: Carolina Palmela, Gianluca Pellino, Sander van der Marel, Kostas Katsanos, Antonio Lopéz-Sanromán

This course has been developed for physicians interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to the use of complementary medicines and psychotherapy in IBD patients in order to improve patient outcomes.

After this case you will:

  • Know the evidence for the use of dietary supplements, herbs, vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics and cannabis in IBD patients
  • Be able to identify which herbs or dietary supplements might be useful as complementary therapies in IBD
  • Understand the relation between anxiety/depression, stress and fatigue in IBD
  • Be able to identify the role of psychological therapies in IBD
  • Understand the benefits and side-effects of manipulative and body-based practices
  • Counsel your patient on manipulative and body-based practices

Diagnostic Techniques and Monitoring e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2018
Authors: Johan Burisch, Dominik Bettenworth, Hannah Gordon, Eduards Krustins, and Bram Verstockt, Kostas Katsanos

This course has been developed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to the diagnosis and management management of IBD patients.

After this case you will:

  • Be able to identify the ideal diagnostic technique in various situations
  • Be acquainted with several diagnostic options that can be used as guidance for clinical practice

IBD in elderly e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2018
Authors: Pantelis Karatzas , Steven Jeuring, Paolo Gionchetti

This course has been developed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of ECCO’s e-Learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to the management of IBD patients and to harmonise diagnostics and treatment of elderly patients with IBD in order to improve patient outcomes.

Learning outcomes: be familiar with the diagnosis and management of IBD in elderly patients

Managing non-inflammatory symptoms e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2018
Authors: Palle Bager, Usha Chauhan, Wladzia Czuber-Dochan, Lesley Dibley, Julie Duncan, Miranda Lomer, Liesbeth Moortgat, and Rotem Sigall-Boneh

This course has been developed for IBD nurses and other interdisciplinary non-medical clinicians interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to the management of non-inflammatory symptoms in IBD patients in order to improve patient outcomes.

After this case you will:

    • Understand the mechanisms by which IBD can cause fatigue and how this can be recognised and managed
    • Understand the mechanisms by which IBD can cause non-inflammatory pain and how this can be managed
    • Understand the prevalence of IBS (functional symptoms) in IBD
    • Be aware of the prevalence of faecal incontinence (FI) in IBD
    • Know how to assess the patient for factors which might influence non-inflammatory symptoms
    • Be aware of the range of therapeutic options for treating non-inflammatory symptoms

Paediatric Ulcerative Colitis e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2018
Authors: Marina Aloi, Lissy de Ridder, Caterina Strisciuglio, Esther Orlanski-Meyer, Patrick van Rheenen

This course has been developed for physicians and paediatricians interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to paediatric IBD patients in order to improve patient outcomes.

After this case you will be able to:

  • Practice appropriate clinical management of ambulant pediatric UC

  • Practice appropriate use of the guidelines and the PUCAI based and treat to target algorithms

  • Practice appropriate clinical management of pediatric acute severe colitis


Exit StrategiesECCO e-Learning
Year: 2017
Authors: Johan Burisch, Ren Mao, Edyta Szymanska, Glen Doherty

This course has been developed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to provide evidence-based guidance for clinical practice so that physicians can make informed decisions in partnership with their patients regarding their optimal exit strategies.

After this course you will:

  • To recognise risks, benefits and timing of stopping anti-TNF used as monotherapy or in combination with IM in IBD.
  • To know optimal monitoring following withdrawal of biologic therapy

Transitional Care in IBD - October e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2017
Authors: Joanna Sieczkowska-Golub , Katrine Carlsen, Patrick van Rheenen

This course has been developed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). 

Learning outcomes:

  • Be acquainted with the “ECCO Topical Review on Transitional Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease” that can  be used as a guidance for clinical practice
  • Be able to identify the critical elements of a transition programme

Use of exclusive enteral nutrition in CDECCO e-Learning
Year: 2017
Authors: Richard K. Russell, Simona Gatti, Rotem Sigall-Boneh, Arie Levine

This course has been developed for gastroenterologists, dietitians, surgeons, paediatricians, nurses and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). The major aims of this e-learning activity are to provide an evidence-based but also practical approach to dietary therapy for the management of Crohn's Disease (CD). This case was developed by a multidisciplinary team and places emphasis both on the use of exclusive enteral nutrition and on the provision of the best possible nutritional and patient support based on clinical practice in experienced centres.

After this case you will:

  • Know how to use exclusive enteral nutrition 
  • Understand the rationale and current evidence regarding the use of exclusive enteral nutrition
  • Understand how to use your multidisciplinary team to optimise outcomes

Anaemia in Crohn's Disease: From the nurse's perspective e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2016
Authors: Janette Gaarenstroom and Palle Bager

This sub-course is adapted from the course "Anaemia in Crohn's Disease”, which was developed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD).  This course has been developed for all nurses who care for patients with IBD. For more advanced knowledge, please follow the main e-learning case, "Anaemia in Crohn's Disease”.

The aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to the management and care of patients with Crohn's Disease and anaemia in order to improve patient outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Have basic knowledge about anaemia in Crohn's Disease patients
  • Have basic knowledge about the symptoms and treatment of anaemia in Crohn's Disease patients


Endoscopic Assessment of UC Activity with UCEIS e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2016
Authors: Simon Travis, Rebecca Palmer

This course was developed by Professor. Simon Travis and Dr. Rebecca Palmer in cooperation with Leading Edge Medical Education. This course is designed for gastroenterologists, paediatricians, surgeons, nurses and other interdisciplinary medical professional interested in the endoscopy of ulcerative colitis (UC) The intended result of this activity is competence and knowledge of endoscopy, in the assessment and follow-up of patients with UC.  The course is divided into three parts: the first is about the UCEIS and descriptors; the second is Self Assessment, which does not contribute to the final score and the third is the UCEIS Certification itself, to confirm  competence in using the UCEIS.  

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Be trained in the evaluation of endoscopic images in the assessment of activity in UC
  • Understand why UCEIS was developed
  • Understand how UCEIS was developed
  • Understand the role of UCEIS
  • Utilise UCEIS in clinical practice

Extra-intestinal Manifestations e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2016
Authors: Johan Burisch, Annemarie de Vries, Pavol Papay, Tim Raine, Stephan Vavricka

This e-Course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to Extra-intestinal Manifestations and to harmonise diagnostics and treatment in order to improve patient outcomes.

This course examines a series of cases on:
1. Eyes
2. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
3. Rheumatology
4. Skin disease

Upon completion of this activity learners will have gained knowledge on the manifestations of IBD as connected to:

  • Eyes
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Rheumatology
  • Skin


Stricturing Crohn's Disease e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2016
Authors: Ren Mao, Jessica de Bruyn and Gianluca Pellino, Florian Rieder

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to the prediction, diagnosis and management of stricturing Crohn's Disease (CD) patients and to harmonise diagnostics and treatment in order to improve patient outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Achieve familiarity with predictors of fibrostenosing CD.
  • Understand the role of cross-sectional imaging in the diagnostic work-up of patients with suspected fibrostenosing CD.
  • Understand the current management of fibrostenosing CD.
  • Recognise the therapeutic capabilities of anti-inflammatory therapy, endoscopic dilatation and surgery in the setting of fibrostenosing CD.

Surgery in Crohn's Disease e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2016
Authors: Monica Millan, Chaya Shwaartz, Triana Lobaton, Monica Millan

This course has been developed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to the management of CD patients and to harmonise indications and technical considerations for surgery in order to improve patient outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • - Know how to identify surgical indications in patients with Crohn's Disease (CD)
  • - Be able to adequately treat different complications in CD patients that require surgery
  • - Be able to recommend appropriate changes in perioperative treatment and management

UC Update e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2016
Authors: Gianluca Pellino, Tim Raine, Dominik Bettenworth, Johan Burisch, Kristzina Gecse, Pieter Hindryck, Antonio López-Sanromán

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to the prediction, diagnosis and management of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) patients and to harmonise diagnostics and treatment in order to improve patient outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Have insights into the basic epidemiology of ulcerative colitis
  • Know current treatment options for severe ulcerative colitis, including colectomy
  • Be able to use ciclosporin correctly in severe ulcerative colitis
  • Understand when to order thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) activity when starting azathioprine

Ulcerative Colitis: From the nurse's perspectiveECCO e-Learning
Year: 2016
Authors: Karen Kemp, Nienke Ipenburg, Lydia White, and Usha Chauhan

This course is designed for nurses with an interest in IBD. The intended results of this activity are increased competence, knowledge and performance and improved patient outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Have thought through what key information a newly diagnosed patient with Ulcerative Colitis (UC) needs
  • Know about the use of mesalazine medication in the treatment of mild to moderate colitis
  • Understand issues of compliance for patients on maintenance treatment
  • Understand issues of follow-up and support for patients with UC