Our Mission

As a non-profit organization, IBUS aims to advance IUS research, education and clinical applicability in the area of IBD. This is to ultimately improve personalised patient care and help contribute to management decisions and patient outcomes.

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Our Objectives

To promote, sponsor and steer international research efforts in the field of IUS in IBD.

To cooperate and collaborate with other
organisations that share an interest in the
field of IUS in IBD, including medical
societies and companies.

To enhance the quality of research in the
field of IBD, in both basic science and clinical
science (e.g. through the development of IBD
study protocols).

To facilitate and promote the education of
health care professionals in the field of IUS
in IBD.

To organise international and regional
scientific or educational exchange
programmes in the field of IUS in IBD.

To influence the management of IBD
through developments, publications,
dissemination and teaching of IBD guidelines
and other educational material.

To be transparent about IBUS governance,
structure, activities, finances and all other
IBUS operational matters; thereby ensuring
that information is readily available to IBUS
Members and the medical, scientific and
academic community.

Our Structure

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Collaboration and Funding
Ensuring sufficient funding for all key activities
is essential. Main funding sources are Pharma
and medico-industry. All financial agreements
will be conducted through the member(s)
of this work group. Collaborating with other
opinion leaders within the field of IBD is
important. Reaching out to other societies or
individuals is also an important task within this
work group.

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Research
This working group has a major task to
coordinate, initiate and conduct research
and a research strategy in order to cover the
most important research questions within
intestinal ultrasound. The work group will focus
on both clinical research with international
and multicenter trials a long with systematic
reviews/meta-analyses.

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Education
All overall educational activities are planned by
this work group, with highest focus on Module
I and II. Other important additional educational
activities like webinars and e-learning will
receive increasing attention from this work
group.

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Innovation & Communication
Disseminating knowledge of intestinal ultrasound
is the overall goal of the IBUS Group.
The innovation and communication work
groups major task is to focus on internal
and external online communication through
building a website and online communication
platform plus social media presence. Other key
elements are e-learning platform and a secure
central reading system for research purposes.

Governing Board

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Christian Maaser
PRESIDENT
Professor of Gastroenterology - Clinical Geriatrics,
Head, Clinic for Geriatrics, Municipal Hospital of Lüneburg
Lüneburg, Germany

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Krisztina Gecse
PRESIDENT ELECT
Gastroenterologist, Amsterdam University Medical Center
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Rune L Wilkens
TREASURER
Gastroenterologist                            Copenhagen University Hospital - Bispebjerg & Frederiksberg, Digestive Disease Center, Division of Medicine

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Kerri L Novak
SECRETARY
Clinical Assoc. Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Foothills Medical Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada

SciCom Members

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Britt Christensen
SCICOM CHAIR
Head of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melbourne, Australia

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Mariangela Allocca
Gastroenterologist, Department of Gastroenterology,
IRCCS Hospital San Raffaele and University
Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Milan, Italy

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Tom Goodsall
Staff Specialist Gastroenterology
and Acute Medicine,
John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW
NSW, Australia

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Cathy Lu
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Calgary, Division
of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Calgary, Canada

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Bram Verstockt
Gastroenterologist,
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
University Hospitals Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

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Michael W Winter
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Geisel School of Medicine,
Dartmouth Section of Gastroenterology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH USA

EduCom Members

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Dan Carter
EDUCOM CHAIR
Assoc. Professor of Gastroenterology,
Tel Aviv University,
Gastroenterologist, Director,
Neurogastroenterology and Pelvic Floor Service, Institute of Gastroenterology,
Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Ramat Gan, Israel

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Giovanni Maconi
Assoc. Professor of Gastroenterology,
Head, Gastrointestinal Ultrasound Unit,
Department of Gastroenterology,
Luigi Sacco University Hospital
Milan, Italy

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Hughie Fraser
Assistant Professor,
Department of Medicine,
Digestive Care and Endoscopy,
Dalhousie University,
Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Specialist
Nova Scotia, Canada

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Frauke Petersen
Gastroenterologist, Head, Ultrasound Department,
Clinic of General Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology,
Municipal Hospital of Lüneburg
Lüneburg, Germany

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Shintaro Sagami
Gastroenterologist,
Center for Advanced IBD Research and Treatment Kitasato University Kitasato Institute Hospital
Tokyo, Japan

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Lauren White
Gastroenterologist
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Sunshine Coast, Australia

ComCom Members

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Carolina Palmela
COMCOM CHAIR
Gastroenterologist,
Beatriz Ângelo Hospital
Loures, Portugal

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Heba Al-Farhan
Gastroenterologist
Department of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Al Amiri Hospital
Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Floris De Voogd
Gastroenterologist, Department of Gastroenterology
and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Marios Katsaros
Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division, Second Propaedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Noa Krugliak Cleveland
Gastroenterologist,
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, USA

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Spyrus Siakavellas
Gastroenterologist,
Western General Hospital,
Gastroenterology Department,
Gastroenterology Consultant
Athens, Greece

CollCom Members

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Torsten Kucharzik
COLLCOM CHAIR
Professor of Medicine, University of Münster,
Head of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Lüneburg Hospital
Lüneburg, Germany

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Jake Begun
Ass. Professor of Medicine, Mater Hospital,
Brisbane, Australia

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David T. Rubin
Joseph B Kirsner Professor In Medicine Chief,
Section of Gastroenterology,
Hepatology and Nutrition Director,
Digestive Diseases Center University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, US

PedCom Members

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Hien Huynh
PEDCOM CHAIR
Assoc. Professor of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology,
Director Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & NutritionPediatrics, Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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Mallory Chavannes
Ass. Professor of Pediactrics,
University of Southern California (USC)
Los Angeles, USA

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Michael T Dolinger
Advanced Pediatric
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellow Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
New York, USA

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Amelia Kellar
Paediatric Gastroenterologist,
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, FOOTHILLS MEDICAL CENTRE
Calgary, Canada

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