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Welcome to
IBUS Group

We are a group of international experts in bowel ultrasonography / inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) with the objective to establish a continuing education program for interested gastroenterologists who are caring for IBD patients, in order ultimately and to help make the use of this method more widespread.

Our Mission

As a non-profit organization, IBUS aims to advance GIUS research, education and clinical applicability in the area of IBD. This is to ultimately improve personalised patient care and help contribute to management decisions and patient outcomes.

Our Objectives

To promote, sponsor and steer international research efforts in the field of GIUS in IBD.

To cooperate and collaborate with other organisations that share an interest in the field of GIUS in IBD, including medical societies and companies.

To enhance the quality of research in the field of IBD, in both basic science and clinical science (e.g. through the development of IBD study protocols).

To facilitate and promote the education of health care professionals in the field of GIUS in IBD.

To organise international and regional scientific or educational exchange programmes in the field of GIUS in IBD.

To influence the management of IBD through developments, publications, dissemination and teaching of IBD guidelines and other educational material.

To be transparent about IBUS governance, structure, activities, finances and all other IBUS operational matters; thereby ensuring that information is readily available to IBUS Members and the medical, scientific and academic community.

Our Structure

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Collaboration and Funding

Ensuring sufficient funding for all key activities is essential. Main funding sources are Pharma and medico-industry. All financial agreements will be conducted through the member(s) of this work group. Collaborating with other opinion leaders within the field of IBD is important. Reaching out to other societies or individuals is also an important task within this work group.

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Education

All overall educational activities are planned by this work group, with highest focus on Module I and II. Other important additional educational activities like webinars and e-learning will receive increasing attention from this work group.

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Research

This working group has a major task to coordinate, initiate and conduct research and a research strategy in order to cover the most important research questions within intestinal ultrasound. The work group will focus on both clinical research with international and multicenter trials a long with systematic reviews/meta-analyses.

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Innovation & Communication

Disseminating knowledge of intestinal ultrasound is the overall goal of the IBUS Group. The innovation and communication work groups major task is to focus on internal and external online communication through building a website and online communication platform plus social media presence. Other key elements are e-learning platform and a secure central reading system for research purposes.

Our Executive Board

Christian Maaser
Christian MaaserCHAIR, Prof. Dr. Med., MD
Städtisches Klinikum, Lueneburg, Germany,
University of Muenster, Germany,
University of Hamburg, Germany
Dan Carter
Dan CarterEDUCOM CHAIR, MD, FEBGH
Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel
Kerri L Novak
Kerri L NovakSCICOM CHAIR, Clin. A/Prof., MD, FRCPC
Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Canada University of Calgary, Canada
Torsten Kucharzik
Torsten Kucharzik FUNDING/COLLABORATION CHAIR, Prof. Dr. Med., MD
Lueneburg Hospital, Lueneburg
University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Carolina Palmela
Carolina PalmelaCOMCOM CHAIR, MD
Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Lisboa, Portugal
Rune L Wilkens
Rune L WilkensTREASURER, MD, PhD
Hvidovre Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Krisztina Gecse
Krisztina GecseSECRETARY, MD, PhD
Amsterdam University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Giovanni Maconi
Giovanni MaconiEDUCOM VICECHAIR, A/Prof., MD
University Hospital Luigi Sacco, Milan, Italy University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Britt Christensen
Britt ChristensenSCICOM VICECHAIR, MD, FRACP
The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Jake Begun
Jake Begun FUNDING/COLLABORATION VICECHAIR, MD
Mater Hospital Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Heba Al-Farhan
Heba Al-FarhanCOMCOM VICECHAIR, MD
Amiri Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait

SPONSORS / ASSOCIATIONS / COLLABORATIONS

Platin

Thank you for the valuable support of our Platinum members
abbvie
janssen_immn

Gold

Thank you for the valuable support of our Gold member
takeda

Silver

Thank you for the valuable support of our Silver members
celgene
celgene
celgene

Collaborations

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genius