Since 2000, Salvo Leone has been a dedicated advocate for patients. He holds the position of CEO at the Italian National IBD Association, AMICI Italia, since 2009. In 2018, he took on the role of Chair of the European Federation of Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA), which concentrates on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). His efforts are centred on enhancing quality of life for individuals with IBD and their partners and families. He is committed to raising public awareness about IBD, providing support to patients and collaborating with healthcare professionals and related organisations to promote both medical and social research.