#ECCO2016: European IBD Conference

The European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization held their 11th annual IBD congress from March 16th-19th. Thankfully I was able to follow the conference as it progressed on Twitter. I hope that some day I’ll be able to attend a conference like this. There would be so much information to take in and to learn!

Here are a couple of the highlights:

Here are two helpful resources that were also released at the #ECCO2016. They are in a pdf format so you’ll be able to save them to your computer!:
ECCO-EFCCA Patient Guidelines on Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

The recommendations included in this document are a collection of the most valuable
statements for diagnosis and treatment of UC. The purpose of these guidelines is to
provide a better understanding of how UC is diagnosed and treated by medical
professionals. The guidelines have been divided in 5 main thematic blocks related to:
Diagnosis, active disease, remission, surgery, colo-rectal cancer and extra intestinal

ECCO-EFCCA Patient Guidelines on Crohn’s Disease (CD)

 This guideline is about CD diagnosis and treatment. The term CD will be used throughout this guideline. It has been derived from an international guideline on Crohn’s Disease that has been developed through a thorough process involving leading European physician experts and assessing all current evidence for the best management of patients with CD, so they can better understand how CD is best diagnosed and treated by medical professionals.


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