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US as a decision-making tool in IBDSkills Videos
Year: 2019
Authors: Giovanni Maconi
Complementary Medicine and Psychotherapy e-Coursee-Course
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-Coursee-Course
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-Coursee-Course
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-Coursee-Course
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-Coursee-Course
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


Transitional Care in IBD - e-Coursee-Course
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

Anaemia in Crohn's Disease: From the nurse's perspective e-Coursee-Course
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-Coursee-Course
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-Coursee-Course
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


IBD and Malignancies e-Coursee-Course
Year: 2016
Authors: Larry Egan, Loes Nissen, Gianluca Pellino, Franco Scaldaferri, Edyta Szymanska

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


Stricturing Crohn's Disease e-Coursee-Course
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-Coursee-Course
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-Coursee-Course
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

Maintenance of Remission e-Coursee-Course
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-Coursee-Course
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-Coursee-Course
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-Coursee-Course
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-Coursee-Course
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