Konstantinos Katsanos, Robin Dart & Klaartje Kok

Welcome to you the interactive e-Course: Opportunistic Infections

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). The intended result of this activity is increased competence, knowledge, performance and improved patient outcomes.

Duration: The estimated duration of the course is approximately 60 minutes.

Enrole in this course: Please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click "Enrol me"

Login to access this course: If you are not yet logged in, please log on with your e-mail (same as on the ECCO Website) and Member ID as your password to fully access this e-Course.

ECCO Members can take this course: In case you are not an ECCO Member or have not yet paid the annual member fee, please become an ECCO Member / renew your Membership.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Identify patients at risk of opportunistic infections and understand the principles of screening for opportunistic infections
  • Understand the issues associated with vaccinating people at risk of opportunistic infections
  • Be familiar with the assessment and management of some of the more commonly encountered and serious opportunistic infections (HBV, TB, VZV, CMV etc.)
  • Understand requirements for people with IBD when travelling and returning from travel
  • Recognise the opportunistic infections which should be considered in acute flares of colitis

Quiz Instructions:

Welcome to this Interactive e-Course: Opportunistic Infections

  • You will be asked a series of questions throughout these short cases
  • Both correct and incorrect answers will have short feedback as to why the answer was right or wrong as well as links to references, and presentations and podcasts which are found in the e-Library
  • You are allowed as many attmpts as it takes to get a correct answer before moving on to the next question
  • If you wish to skip a question and come back later, there is a quiz navigation in the upper right corrner (numbers stand for question numbers, "i" stands for information page, which is usually a "case continued" page)

Duration of the course

    • The estimated duration of the course is approximately one hour
    • Upon successful completion of the training, you will be directed to a final test

Good luck, and enjoy!


Konstantinos Katsanos: ....

Robin Dart: ....

Klaartje Kook: ....

Futher Information:

Organisation: European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation - ECCO

Website: www.ecco-lbd.eu