Our Mission

As a non-profit organization, IBUS aims to advance GIUS 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 GIUS in IBD.

To cooperate and collaborate with other
organisations that share an interest in the
field of GIUS 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 GIUS
in IBD.

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

Our Executive Board

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Christian Maaser
CHAIR, Prof. Dr. Med., MD
Städtisches Klinikum, Lueneburg, Germany,
University of Muenster, Germany,
University of Hamburg, Germany

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Krisztina Gecse
SECRETARY, MD, PhD
Amsterdam University
Medical Center, Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

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Rune L Wilkens
TREASURER, MD, PhD
Hvidovre Hospital,
University of Copenhagen,
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Dan Carter
EDUCOM CHAIR, MD,
FEBGH
Chaim Sheba Medical
Center, Ramat Gan, Israel

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Giovanni Maconi
EDUCOM VICECHAIR, A/
Prof., MD
University Hospital Luigi
Sacco, Milan, Italy University
of Milan, Milan, Italy

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Kerri L Novak
SCICOM CHAIR, Clin. A/
Prof., MD, FRCPC
Foothills Medical Centre,
Calgary, Canada University
of Calgary, Canada

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Britt Christensen
SCICOM VICECHAIR, MD,
FRACP
The Royal Melbourne
Hospital, Melbourne,
Australia

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Torsten Kucharzik
FUNDING/
COLLABORATION CHAIR,
Prof. Dr. Med., MD
Lueneburg Hospital,
Lueneburg
University of Hamburg,
Hamburg, Germany

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Jake Begun
FUNDING/
COLLABORATION
VICECHAIR, MD
Mater Hospital Brisbane,
Brisbane, Australia
University of Queensland,
Brisbane, Australia

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Carolina Palmela
COMCOM CHAIR, MD
Hospital Beatriz Ângelo,
Lisboa, Portugal

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Heba Al-Farhan
COMCOM VICECHAIR, MD
Amiri Hospital, Kuwait City,
Kuwait

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