ECCO IBD Curriculum
10.1. Knows the effect of active IBD, drug therapy and surgery on fecundity and pregnancy, specifically issues relating to immunosuppressants, biological therapy and surgery
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