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What to watch out for at UEG Week Virtual 2021: expert tips from Dr Ayesha Akbar

Dr Ayesha Akbar, a Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Mark’s Hospital, summarises what she’ll be looking out for at this year’s UEG Week congress.

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This programme is not affiliated with UEG.



What you may have missed at ECCO 2021: part 1

Want to explore the hot topics from the ECCO 2021 Congress? Watch Professor Ailsa Hart and Dr Nick Kennedy discuss the data they found the most impactful at this year’s congress. Part 1 covers new insights into the relationship between IBD and diet from the CRAFT UC and the PURE trials, and the implications of the latest SECURE-IBD registry data for IBD treatment.





What you may have missed at ECCO 2021: part 2

Keen for more hot topics from the ECCO 2021 Congress? Watch Professor Ailsa Hart and Dr Nick Kennedy discuss the future of IBD care, exploring the feasibility of semi-automated benchmarking systems to evaluate the quality of IBD care as well as a potential new genomic biomarker of cancer risk in UC. Their discussion also outlines the latest insights from the PREdiCCt study on the factors associated with fatigue in IBD.



Exploring CRAFT UC data with study author Professor Arie Levine and Professor Ailsa Hart

Professor Ailsa Hart caught up with Professor Arie Levine, the lead author of the CRAFT UC trial presented at the ECCO 2021 Congress, to discuss his research results and their potential implications for IBD treatment in greater detail. Listen to their discussion here.



What you may have missed at ECCO 2021: expert-curated digest

Keen for more detail on the studies discussed in our ‘What you may have missed at ECCO 2021’ videos above? Read the digest curated by Professor Ailsa Hart and Dr Nick Kennedy below.




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.






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.