Everybody is welcome to join the IBUS Group. Anybody wanting to become a member of the Association has to submit a written application, the acceptance of which will be decided by the Executive Board. Individual and institutional members can fill out the application form online (or use Link to PDF) and make the membership payment as well online.

For becoming a corporate member, please contact the IBUS Group office.

Members acknowledge and adhere to the Articles of Association and to conduct themselves accordingly.

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.


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.


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.

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.