Hot topics


Congress insights

We’ll help you stay up to date with exciting news and insights in IBD, bringing you data digests and expert
perspectives on topical matters in IBD care.


What you might have missed from DDW 2021

Want to explore the hot topics from the DDW 2021 Congress? Read our recommendations from Dr Nick Kennedy and Professor Charlie Lees, augmented with their expert opinion on the relevance of these data to the current IBD landscape.




Hot topics in UC from BSG Virtual Campus 2021

Keen to hear about some of the most interesting research on the unmet needs and treatment challenges of patients with ulcerative colitis? Read our summary below.




What to watch out for at ECCO 2021: Expert tips from Professor Charlie Lees

Professor Charlie Lees of the University of Edinburgh summarises what he’ll be looking out for at this year’s ECCO 2021 congress.

Want to learn more? Check out the Events page.

This programme is not affiliated with ECCO.



Holistically approaching remission (HAPPI-R)



HAPPI-R: introducing the concept of Holistically Approaching Remission

The importance of considering the individual, holistic needs of patients when setting remission goals is increasingly recognised by healthcare professionals in IBD. At Galapagos, we’re collaborating with experts to champion the concept of Holistically Approaching Remission (HAPPI-R). 

Listen to Dr Gareth Parkes and Dr Ana Gutiérrez introduce HAPPI-R. 



How can we assess holistic remission?

For patients with IBD, a holistic approach to remission is important to optimise outcomes, but how could holistic remission endpoints be measured? Listen to Professors Charlie Lees, Axel Dignass and Mathurin Fumery share their thoughts. Interested in additional details on the guidance discussed? Head over to the IBD guidance repository on our Resources page.




How are we going to achieve holistic remission?

Dr Gareth Parkes and Dr Ana Gutiérrez discuss the upcoming innovations that may help us move toward HAPPI-R for patients with IBD. Want to learn more about the future of IBD? Listen to Professor Charlie Lees discuss the next 5 years in IBD on our Expert insights page.



World IBD Day


Breaking the silence on IBD with Galapagos on World IBD Day

In this article, we explore World IBD Day, and consider why it’s so important to effectively discuss and address the impact of IBD on patient quality of life.





World IBD Day: raising awareness of the burden of IBD

We brought together leading IBD Clinical Nurse Specialists, Aileen Fraser and Kay Greveson, to discuss the importance of World IBD Day, and to provide their insights on the challenges patients with IBD face in their everyday lives.




How can healthcare professionals (HCPs) support patients with IBD?

IBD Clinical Nurse Specialists Aileen Fraser and Kay Greveson share their perspectives on how a strong HCP-patient relationship can optimise patient care in IBD, and give their thoughts on how they facilitate open patient conversations in their practices.



Evolving IBD care


Use of telemedicine in IBD care

Hear Professor Charlie Lees reflecting on the recent growth of telemedicine in IBD care.


The role of emotional systems in change

Dr Alexa Duff discusses emotional detection and behavioural regulation systems, and how understanding these systems can help patients with IBD to make and accept changes in their lives.


Using emotional systems to support patients to make changes

Dr Alexa Duff discusses how healthcare professionals can use behavioural regulation systems in clinical practice to support patients with IBD to make changes.