Welcome in Lyon!
It is a pleasure to announce the forthcoming 3rd Congress of the European
Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) that will take place in Lyon (France)
from the 28th of February to the 1st of March 2008.
At the time of this announcement, the second ECCO Congress is still two
weeks away. However, the large number of delegates registered and the high
quality of the abstracts submitted allows us to anticipate an excellent and
successful congress in Innsbruck.
The prospect for the 2008 Congress in Lyon looks very attractive. This is to the
result of the hard work done by our Scientific and Educational Committees,
bringing up new ideas for lectures, symposia and debates, while always
bearing in mind a holistic approach to the disease and the patient.
The programme will follow a similar format to Innsbruck, with one of ECCO's
main aims that each of the subjects is approached in a translational way by
both a basic scientist and a clinician.
|| In addition, one whole morning will
be devoted to LIVE-endoscopy demonstrations. There will be also oral- and
poster presentations of accepted abstracts.
ECCO Research Fellowships and -Grants will be awarded and announced after
the Innsbruck Congress. In addition, the 6th Advanced Course and the IBD
Nurses meeting will take place, as well as events in conjunction with EFCCA
that address the needs and concerns of the patients.
ECCO is rapidly developing and consolidating progress. The ECCO Congress
is one of the corner stones where all those with an interest in IBD can meet,
present and discuss the rapid advances in the knowledge of both pathogenesis
and therapy. Care is taken to facilitate this interaction in order to provide
the best care for the patients.
Our website, www.ecco-ibd.eu will be kept updated with information regarding
the 3rd ECCO Congress.
ECCO looks forward to meeting you again in Lyon in 2008.
Miquel A. Gassull
President of ECCO
President Elected of ECCO