ECCO IBD Curriculum
12.6. Understands the possible methods of maximising bowel preservation including appropriate medical therapy, endoscopic therapy and bowel preserving surgery
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.