We are happy to share a series of IBD podcast that have been prepared by our colleagues from the Serbian IBD patient association UKUKS together with Stetoskop info. They are subittled in English and deal with a wide range of relevant and interesting topics related to IBD.
You can view them here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqc3GWypjDT4gwBq3tEz9mctZWBi2pZQM
EFCCA Patient Talk: Seasonal vaccines and IBD
Friday 27 November 2020, 3-4 pm
Within the framework of our EFCCA Patient Talk series we are pleased to announce our next Patient Talk to take place on Friday 27 November 2020 from 3-4 pm. It will look at the topic of Seasonal vaccines and IBD following a survey that EFCCA had carried out amongst its members concerning the availability and practise of seasonal vaccines during our current pandemic.
We are sharing information about a study to evaluate patient preferences for treatment goals in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The primary objective of this study is to evaluate and quantify patient preferences for IBD treatments, trading-off between different attributes of efficacy, complications/risks of treatment and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in IBD. This will be a multi-country, cross-sectional, non-interventional online survey in adult patients with IBD. The study is available in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
EFCCA is partner in an exciting #Horizon2020 project called ImmUniverse aimed at improving diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients living with #ulcerativecolitis and #atopicdermatitis. Go and check out the freshly launched @IMI_JU #ImmUniverse website! You can now keep yourself up-to-date on all major project developments by visiting www.immuniverse.eu #ulcerativecolitis #atopicdermatitis #IMI_JU #H2020
EFCCA Academy 2020 - Training Certified Patient Experts
We are pleased to announce that our new edition of the EFCCA Academy offering specialized training for IBD patients will start on November 18th 2020 via the EFCCA online learning platform.
COVID-19 psycho-social impact of lockdown in patients with IBD
“How did the IBD patient community cope with the lockdown?”, “Which is the real meaning of isolation for a person living with IBD?”, “What is really back to normal meaning? “Which role did the patient associations play in the lockdown”?
Coronavirus and IBD Reporting Registry!
Surveillance Epidemiology of Coronavirus Under Research Exclusion (SECURE-IBD) is an international, pediatric and adult registry to monitor and report on outcomes of COVID-19 occurring in IBD patients.
COVID-19 and medicines supply: “Are we running out of medicines?”
“Will I be able to access my biologics/biosimilars treatment?”, “Will my other IBD medicines be affected by COVID-19?”, “Are costs of my medicines likely to rise?”
One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic which is given less importance in the media coverage is the effect it has on people´s mental health. Fears and worries are normal responses to any real or perceived threat and is not surprising that many people are coping with higher levels of fear and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Besides the fear of becoming infected with the virus other changes due to the lockdowns and restrictions in our daily habits have a significant impact on our mental well-being.