ECCO IBD Curriculum
12.3. Understands the role of nutritional manipulation to treat non inflammatory symptoms of IBD
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