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Maintenance of Remission e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2015
Authors: Gerassimos J Mantzaris, Joana Torres, and Monica Cesarinni

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in IBD. The intended result of this activity is increased competence, knowledge, performance and improved patient outcome.

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Be aware of current treatment options for Crohn's disease
  • Be able to understand treatment options are based on disease severity and prognostic factors at disease presentation
  • Be able to understand the therapeutic choices for maintaining remission of disease
  • Know how to prevent and treat the main adverse events related to drug therapy 
  • Manage maintenance therapy in special situations

Opportunistic Infections e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2015
Authors: Konstantinos Katsanos, Robin Dart & Klaartje Kok

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). The intended result of this activity is increased competence, knowledge, performance and improved patient outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Identify patients at risk of opportunistic infections and understand the principles of screening for opportunistic infections
  • Understand the issues associated with vaccinating people at risk of opportunistic infections
  • Be familiar with the assessment and management of some of the more commonly encountered and serious opportunistic infections (HBV, TB, VZV, CMV etc.)
  • Understand requirements for people with IBD when travelling and returning from travel
  • Recognise the opportunistic infections which should be considered in acute flares of colitis

Surgery in UC e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2015
Authors: André D'Hoore, Marc Ferrante and Anthony de Buck van Overstraeten

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). The intended result of this activity is increased competence, knowledge, performance and improved patient outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Have insights into the position of surgery versus medical therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe as well as acute severe IV steroid refractory colitis (UC)
  • Be able to select the most optimal surgical modalities
  • Gain knowledge on the appropriate follow-up of patients with an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA)

Ultrasound and IBD - e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2015
Authors: Torsten Kucharzik and Fortunata Civitelli

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, paediatricians, surgeons and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). The intended result of this activity is increased competence and knowledge of the role of imaging techniques, particularly ultrasonography, in the diagnosis and follow-up of IBD patients.

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Understand the role of ultrasonography (US) in the initial diagnostic work-up of suspected IBD
  • Be able to provide a comprehensive overview of normal and abnormal findings in bowel US, with a focus on IBD
  • Be able to understand the usefulness of bowel US in the follow-up of IBD, in assessing disease activity, response to therapy and monitoring disease progression and complications such as stenosis, fistulae and abscesses

Interactive Case - Anaemia - e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Year: 2014
Authors: Stephan Vavricka, Dominik Bettenworth

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 management of CD patients and to harmonise diagnostics and treatment of anaemia in order to improve patient outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Know how to diagnose anaemia in Crohn's disease (CD) patients
  • Be able to adequatly treat iron deficiency anaemia in CD patients

IBD and Malignancies e-CourseECCO e-Learning
Authors: Loes Nissen, Gianluca Pellino, Franco Scaldaferri, Edyta Szymanska, Larry Egan

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 IBD and Malignancies and to harmonise diagnostics and treatment in order to improve patient outcomes.

This course will follow the following cases on:

  1. Colorectal cancer in IBD
  2. Lymphoma risk following immunosuppressive therapy with thiopurines in IBD patients - cancer and IBD
  3. Skin cancer in IBD
  4. Chemotherapy in chronically active ulcerative colitis

Upon completion of this activity learners will have gained knowledge on:

  • IBD and Solid Tumours
  • IBD and Haematological Malignancies
  • IBD and Skin Malignancies
  • Management of IBD patients with a past history of malignancy


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