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'Managing difficult conversations' podcast series

We have been speaking with IBD experts in gastroenterology to gain their thoughts on the topics patients with IBD and HCPs alike may find challenging to discuss, and to hear their insights on how to facilitate such conversations.


Episode 1: Managing adherence and patient preference in IBD treatment


Listen to Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Christian Selinger and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Kay Greveson discussing the factors affecting patients’ adherence to IBD treatment and how best to communicate with patients about their treatment preferences. Short on time? Check out the key take-away messages in our summary below!


For additional insights on how to facilitate open conversations with patients, head over to our Hot topics page to listen to Kay Greveson’s discussion with Advanced Clinical Practitioner Aileen Fraser.



Episode 2: Questions patients are too afraid to ask


We brought together Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Gareth Parkes, IBD Clinical Nurse Consultant Catherine Stansfield and patient advocate Rachel Sawyer to share their thoughts on how best to facilitate conversations on topics patients with IBD may be too afraid to bring up with their HCPs. Interested in additional insights from the patients’ perspective? Read Rachel Sawyer’s thoughts below!


For additional insights on how HCPs may best support patients with IBD, head over to our Hot topics page to listen to the discussion of IBD Clinical Nurse Specialists Kay Greveson and Aileen Fraser.


Optimising patient care


Exploring the idealised patient journey in IBD


Professor Charlie Lees considers the challenges and unmet needs that must be overcome to achieve the idealised patient journey in IBD. Want to keep learning about IBD pathophysiology and unmet needs? Check out the Exploring UC section to discover more.



Exploring patient expectations for remission

Dr Gareth Parkes and Dr Ana Gutiérrez discuss differences in remission goals between patients and healthcare professionals, and how to ensure that patient-important outcomes are considered. To gain more expert insights on how we can incorporate patient-important outcomes into IBD care, watch our videos on Holistically Approaching Remission (HAPPI-R) on our Hot topics page.



Advances in IBD management


How will a changing treatment landscape impact unmet needs in UC?

As part of our Galapagos-sponsored symposium at ECCO, Professor Alessandro Armuzzi and Dr Tim Raine discuss how treatment innovations will impact unmet needs in UC. To find out more about Galapagos-sponsored expert events, check out our Events page.


Looking to the future
of IBD care

Hear Professor Charlie Lees talking to Dr Michael Smyth, Galapagos UK Medical Director about his research interests and the current unmet needs in IBD.


What will the next 5 years hold in IBD management?

Professor Charlie Lees summarises what we might expect from the next
5 years in IBD management.



Perspectives in IBD: expert interviews

We’ve been speaking with UK experts in gastroenterology to gain their thoughts on latest research,
unmet needs, and considerations for optimising care of patients with IBD.


Dr Peter Irving discusses unmet needs in UC

Galapagos UK Medical Advisor Claire Hamilton caught up with Dr Peter Irving, Consultant Gastroenterologist, on the main issues affecting patients with IBD in the UK.



Professor Charlie Lees considers the future of IBD care

Galapagos UK Medical Director Dr Michael Smyth spoke with Professor Charlie Lees, Consultant Gastroenterologist, on his research interests and the future of IBD care. Download the article, or watch the interview above.




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