UEG Week Barcelona 2015
October 24-28, 2015, Barcelona, Spain
UEG Week is the largest and most prestigious meeting of its kind in Europe, and many consider it to be the best digestive diseases meeting in the world.
It has been running since 1992 and now attracts more than 14,000 people from across the world. It features the latest advances in clinical management, the best research in GI and liver disease and includes several different kinds of symposia and fora, where cutting edge gastroenterology and hepatology is being discussed. More info at: https://www.ueg.eu/
EFCCA will be present in the exhibitors hall.Come and see us!
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BAB - Biologics & Biosimilars Survey
The European Federation of Crohn´s and Colitis Associations (EFCCA) invites you to participate in this important survey on Biosimilars.
The purpose of the survey is to assess patients´ knowledge about biosimilars and to find out to what extent patients are aware of the issues involved around biosimilars medicines. The results of the survey will allow us to elaborate a common EFCCA position to effectively advocate for better patients rights with the medicine licensing authorities and relevant governments institutions.
The questionnaire consists of 14 questions and will require approximately 10 minutes to complete.
For Bulgarian, Greek and Serbian please follow this link and chose your relevant language.
This questionnaire has been designed in collaboration with Prof. Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet and his team - dept of Hepato-Gastroenterology CHU in Nancy.
Translations, technical tools and dissemination material are under unrestricted grant from Abbvie.
Results of the EFCCA led IMPACT survey have been published in the latest issue of the Journal Crohn´s and Colitis. In the article entitled "IBD and health-related quality of life- Discovering the true impact" some of the main findings from the IMPACT survey have been highlighted. The results of this survey can be used in defining strategic priorities and planning projects and awareness raising activities. The unmet needs of IBD patients can be better demonstrated and communicated to the public, health service managers and politicians.
The Journal of Crohn's and Colitis is the official journal of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), and is concerned with the dissemination of knowledge on clinical, basic science and innovative methods related to inflammatory bowel diseases. The journal publishes original articles, review papers, editorials, leading articles, view points, case reports, innovative methods and letters to the editor.
The above mentioned article was written by Sanna Lönnfors in collaboration with Severine Vermeire, Marco Greco, Daan Hommes, Chayim Bell and Luisa Avedano.
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EFCCA is going to co-chair the Public Health Day on IBD to take place on 18 October 2014 in Austria on the occasion of UEG Week.
United European Gastroenterology (UEG) is organising this Public Health Day at UEG Week 2014 in collaboration with EFCCA, the Austrian Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis Association (OMCCV), Austrian Coeliac Society (OAZ), Association Of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS) and IBS Support Group (ÖPRD).
Members of the public and UEG Week delegates are invited to attend this unique patient information event. Entrance is free of charge but registration is mandatory. This can be done in advance by email or on the day at the Public Health Day counter in the main entrance of the Austria Center.
This will be a unique opportunity for patients to hear directly from some of the world’s leading medical experts on the latest developments in Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Coeliac Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. There will also be an opportunity for patients to talk with medical experts and other patients and to receive information from Austrian patient organisations and support networks.
To register for this event, please email the full names of all those attending to:
Date: Saturday 18th October 2014
For more information about UEG Week please visit: https://www.ueg.eu/week/
AMICI, the Italian IBD association has just organized an original and fantastic summer camp under the title "navigating with AMICI".
A small group of youngsters with IBD were invited to spend one week on a sailing boat for a unique summer experience. Whilst learning about sailing and visiting interesting places of touristic interest along the Italian coast they most importantly had the chance to forget for a while their worries and to be in a supportive environment. The boat with the youngsters was accompanied by another boat with a crew made up by doctors and some of the organizer in case of emergency.
The initiative was supported by the regional authority of Tuscany and the provincial authority of Livorno and mayors welcomed the kids in the cities visited by the kids.
The trip has just completed with everyone safe and with very happy smiles on their faces. We cant wait to share the first impressions from our young ones. In the meantime we leave you with some photos taken during the trip..
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