Lead Authors: Gianluca Pellino, Tim Raine, Dominik Bettenworth, Johan Burisch, Kristzina Gecse and Pieter Hindryck

Senior Author: Antonio López-Sanromán

Welcome to you the interactive case - Ulcerative Colitis Update

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). One major aim of this e-learning activity is to increase competence and knowledge with regard to the prediction, diagnosis and management of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) patients and to harmonise diagnostics and treatment in order to improve patient outcomes.

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

Login to access this course: If you are not yet logged in, please log on with the username and password you were given upon membership registration (same as on the ECCO Website) 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:

  • Have insights into the basic epidemiology of ulcerative colitis
  • Know current treatment options for severe ulcerative colitis, including colectomy
  • Be able to use ciclosporin correctly in severe ulcerative colitis
  • Understand when to order thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) activity when starting azathioprine

Course Instructions:

Welcome to this Interactive Course on Ulcerative Colitis

  • You will be asked a series of questions throughout this short case
  • 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 attempts 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 corner (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 60 minutes
    • Upon successful completion of the training, you will be directed to a final test

Good luck, and enjoy!



Futher Information:

Organisation: European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation - ECCO

Website: www.ecco-lbd.eu