So far, 2021 has been a busy year for all of us, we wish you well as head into fall of 2021 and
hopefully many of the pandemic restrictions. The Scientific Subcommittee’s focus this year
has been to begin to create the infrastructure and plans for the large, multicenter, Helmsley
Trust funded project, involving 16 expert ultrasound sites across the world. This is an exciting
process and our hope is that a foundational infrastructure to facilitate global collaboration
and high quality research inquiry will be created in the process, in addition to the generation
of a valid and responsive activity index. We are also working closely with patients and
patient researchers, to better understand their perceptions and experience with monitoring
in IBD, so if you have patients whom you think may be interested in participating in a focus

group by Zoom, do contact us.