IBD Training Academy

Module 5

Module 5

From theory to practice: optimising patient care 

This module will focus on the practical application of key learnings from Modules 1–4, exploring a comprehensive approach to patient care in IBD. You will discuss multidisciplinary team management, identify opportunities for shared decision-making and develop effective case studies to share learnings. Together with your peers, you will also discuss the strengths and limitations of treatment guidelines and strategies in IBD management, helping you choose the right treatment for the right patient.

Learning objectives

  • Apply key learnings from Modules 1–4 to real-world case studies
  • Analyse key guidance in IBD management and apply this to everyday clinical decision-making
  • Discuss the evolution of different treatment guidelines in IBD and when they should be applied in practice
  • Understand how to make optimum treatment decisions for individual patients


Please complete the eLearning for this module in your own time, accessible through the window below. Don’t forget to take the quiz at the end to assess your learning.

Patient case workshop

Managing loss of response to IBD therapeutics

This session took place on Monday 5 December at 17:00–18:00 CET. Module hosts Professor Taku Kobayashi and Professor Mathurin Fumery led a discussion on two patient case studies, drawing upon themes from previous modules. The workshop focussed on common challenges in the treatment of patients with IBD, including how to manage loss of response to conventional IBD therapeutics and failure of anti-TNF therapy.


What to do when there is no guidance in IBD guidelines

Listen to expert speakers Professor Janneke van der Woude and Professor Christian Maaser as they assess the current clinical guidelines in IBD management. Learn how to identify alternative sources of information to help make clinical decisions when guidelines are insufficient, focussing on three specific considerations: washout periods and subsequent treatment, pregnancy and malignancies.



     Module hosts

Professor Mathurin Fumery
University of Picardy Jules Verne, Amiens, France
Amiens University Hospital, France


Professor Taku Kobayashi
Centre for Advanced IBD Research and Treatment, Kitasato University, Kitasato Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan



     Guest speaker 

Professor Janneke van der Woude
Professor of IBD, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Janneke van der Woude is a professor in the IBD clinic at Erasmus MC and a member of the Dutch Centre of Excellence in IBD. Her work focusses on integrated medical therapy in IBD with a patient-centred approach.

She is Chair of the Dutch Association of Gastroenterology and a member of the ECCO Governing Board and UEG Council. She is also Co-founder of the Initiative on Crohn’s and Colitis and was recently appointed Director of the Medical School Erasmus MC Rotterdam.

Professor Christian Maaser
Professor of Gastroenterology, Hospital Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany

Christian Maaser leads the IBD Centre and is Head of the Geriatrics and Internal Medicine Departments at Hospital Lüneburg. One of his main research focuses is the role of intestinal ultrasound in IBD monitoring.

He studied at the Universities of Marburg and Hamburg and completed internal medicine and gastroenterology training at the University of Münster. He is a founding member and Chair of the IBUS group, and a member of the ECCO Educational Committee and 2022 Congress Organising Committee.

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